Lars Von Triers upcoming sex epic, the five hour long Nymphomaniac, has released a collection of fourteen character posters. Each character is giving their best orgasm face, and some of them are slightly disturbing.
Now, firstly Charlotte Gainsbourg, as expected, looks gorgeous in her pose as Joe, and joining her in the seductive department are Stacy Martin as young Joe, Uma Thurman as Mrs H and Sophie Kennedy Clark as B. I am not quite sure what Christian Slater is doing, and clearly Shia LaBeouf is barely aroused, but some of the fellas are incredibly unsettling. A few simply look confused, like Jamie Bell, while others look like they are being murdered (looking at you Nicolas Bro). As always, Willem Dafoe looks cool as fuck, while Udo Kier appears dead and Stellan Skarsgard is the stuff of nightmares. I think I’ll go back and look at Charlotte Gainsbourg again…
Nymphomaniac is written and directed by Lars Von Trier.
The cast includes Willem Dafoe, Jean-Marc Barr, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgard, Connie Nielson, Jamie Bell, Udo Kier, Christian Slater,Caroline Goodall, Kate Ashfield, Saskia Reeves, Stacy Martin, Uma Thurman and Omar Shargawi. Von Trier regular Charlotte Gainsbourg will be playing the lead character of ‘nymphomaniac’ Joe as an adult, while model Stacy Martin will play the younger role of the character.
Nymphomaniac will be told over eight chapters by self-confessed nymphomaniac Joe. The film will be spread across two parts, and a “hardcore” version, and a softer more audience friendly version will be made available. The eight chapters for the film are as follows:
Chapter 1: The Complete Angler
Chapter Two: Jerome
Chapter 3: Mrs. H
Chapter 4: Delirium
Chapter 5: The Little Organ School
Chapter 6: The Eastern & Western Church (The Silent Duck)
Chapter 7: The Mirror
Chapter 8: The Gun
“NYMPHOMANIAC is the light and poetic story of a woman’s erotic journey from birth to the age of 50 as told by the main character, the self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, Joe.
On a cold winter’s evening Seligman, an old bachelor, finds Joe semi-unconscious and beaten up in an alleyway. After bringing her to his flat he sees to her wounds while trying to understand how things could have gone so wrong for her. He listens intently as she over the next 8 chapters recounts the lushly branched-out and multi faceted story of her life, rich in associations and interjecting incidents.