Lars Von Triers Nymphomaniac is quite possibly the most talked about film of the year, and to add to the weekly updates we have some new stories for you.
Firstly comes a sort of confirmation from producer Louise Vesth regarding the film so-called TV series spin-off. If you remember a short while ago, the film was confirmed to have a running time of some five and a half hours (naturally reduced for cinemas) and at the time it was also said that there might be a TV series spin off to coincide with the film.
While Von Trier is refusing to speak about the film after his Hitler outburst at Cannes two years ago, Nymphomaniac producer Vesth has been extremely open about the film. In an interview with Cineuropa, she all but confirmed the series, but would not confirm its format.
“We are planning to do a series for Internet distribution as well.” she told the site. So it now looks as if the TV spin-off series may indeed be an Internet series, but no confirmation has been made.
Meanwhile, the Danish Film Critics Association have gotten in on the fun of “Nymphomaniac,” and created their own inspired poster highlighting their excitement for the movie, to promo the upcoming 2014 Bodil Awards, which are handed out on February 1st.
“Some may think that we all just sit in our ivory towers, looking down on the film landscape with critical eyes, having no fun at all. But just like anyone else, also we can be excited by great movie experiences – and we are not afraid to share the excitement with all of you!” the group said in a statement.
In further news, Nymphomaniac has now sold in its last territory, Italy. Screen Daily reported the news:
Italian distributor Good Films has acquired Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac from TrustNordisk.
The deal was negotiated between TrustNordisk Sales Manager Nicolai Korsgaard and Andrea Cirla, Head of Acquisitions at Good Films, which plans a March launch.
Nymphomaniac is now nearly sold out around the globe. The film has its world premiere opening in Denmark on December 25.
“We have experienced enormous interest in this film from the Italian audience. The film will be an event in Italy and we are extremely excited and honored to distributeNymphomaniac, the latest work of one of the world’s most influential directors,”said Francesco Melzi d’Eril, CEO of Good Films.
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.
NYMPHOMANIAC will be released as two full-length feature films. NYMPHOMANIAC: PART ONE will open inUS theaters on March 21, 2014, and be available On Demand as of March 6, 2014. NYMPHOMANIAC: PART TWO will open in ustheaters on April 18, 2014 and be available On Demand as of April 3, 2014.
Nymphomaniac arrives in UK cinemas on 7th March 2014.
NYMPHOMANIAC: PART ONE is the story of Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac who is discovered badly beaten in an alley by an older bachelor, Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård), who takes her into his home. As he tends to her wounds, she recounts the erotic story of her adolescence and young-adulthood (portrayed in flashback by Stacy Martin). PART ONE also stars Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Connie Nielsen and Udo Kier.
PART TWO picks up with the story of Joe’s adulthood, and stars Jamie Bell, Willem Dafoe, Mia Goth and Jean-Marc Barr in addition to Gainsbourg, Skarsgård, Martin and LaBeouf.
NYMPHOMANIAC: PART ONE and NYMPHOMANIAC: PART TWO mark Lars von Trier’s follow-up to his critically acclaimed film, MELANCHOLIA (released by Magnolia in 2011), and is his third consecutive collaboration with Charlotte Gainsbourg. A groundbreaking filmmaker for more than two decades, von Trier’s other films credits include ANTICHRIST, DOGVILLE, DANCER IN THE DARK, and BREAKING THE WAVES. NYMPHOMANIAC is produced by Louise Vesth for Zentropa Entertainments.
As widely reported, the films contain graphic depictions of sexuality to a degree unprecedented in a mainstream feature film. After von Trier’s experience at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, where he was harshly criticized for comments he made at the MELANCHOLIA press conference, he has vowed to cease doing press on behalf of his films and let them speak for themselves. Both films will have their international debut in Denmark, where they’re opening this Christmas Day.