Sex! Naked bits! Shia LaBeouf!
Now Lars von Trier has got your attention, allow him to present you with a bold, stylish, often hilarious and entirely gripping story of one woman and her sexual odyssey.
The bound-to-be-infamous Nymphomaniac epic could well be the most sexually explicit film in mainstream cinema’s history.
But although its publicity, with the silly parenthesis/vulva jokes and those posters, might be wearing a saucy number outwardly, the film itself is the rotten face of addiction in its most ugly form.
Nymphomaniac will touch you. Just not in the way you would expect.
Stare past the human fireworks exploding on the screen, and Volume I is a provocative, existential treat. A delightful cameo from Uma Thurman doesn’t hurt either, and Stellan Skarsgård continues to quietly prove he is one of the most interesting actors working today.
CAST: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Stacy Martin, Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman
DIRECTOR: Lars von Trier
WRITERS: Lars von Trier
SYNOPSIS: A self-diagnosed nymphomaniac recounts her erotic experiences to the man who saved her after a beating.