Lars Von Trier’s latest film, Nymphomaniac is quite an ambitious project for the Danish director. The film is split into two parts (Volume I and Volume II), the first of which was screened in its extended form at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year. The commercial release of the film is another matter though. The most widely released version will be a four-hour film made up of two-hour versions of both volumes. This cut will screen in Australia from March 27. Another version of the film, a five-and-a-half-hour cut, will have a limited release in Australia some time in the future.
Here is the official synopsis of the film:
NYMPHOMANIAC is the wild and poetic story of a woman’s journey from birth to the age of 50 as told by the main character, the self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg).
On a cold winter’s evening the old, charming bachelor, Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård), finds Joe beaten up in an alley. He brings her home to his flat where he cares for her wounds while asking her about her life. He listens intently as Joe recounts the lushy branched-out and multifaceted story of her life, rich in associations and interjecting incidents.
The film also stars Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, Jamie Bell, Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe, Connie Nielsen and Udo Kier.
Get more info about the film and check out the trailer here at the official site: http://www.transmissionfilms.com.au/index.php/nymphomaniac/
Nymphomaniac has been rated R18+ and will be released in Australia on March 27.