NYMPHOMANIAC

Denmark/France/Belgium/Germany, 2013
 

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CAST

Charlotte Gainsbourg - Joe
Stellan Skarsgård - Seligman
Shia LaBoeuf
Jamie Bell
Stacy Martin - young Joe
Mia Goth
Christian Slater
Uma Thurman
Connie Nielsen
Udo Kier
Willem Dafoe

Premiered on Christmas Day
Denmark

Available on DVD & Blu-ray
 

 

SYNOPSIS

"Nymphomaniac" tells the wild and poetic story of a woman’s erotic journey from birth to the age of 50 as told by the main character, the nymphomaniac called Joe. On a cold winter’s evening the old, charming bachelor, Seligman, finds Joe beaten up in an alleyway. He brings her home to his flat where he tends to her wounds while asking her about her life. He listens intently as Joe, over the next 8 chapters, recounts the lushly branched-out and multi-faceted story of her life, rich in associations and interjecting incidents.

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September 12, 2012 in Cologne, Germany & December 4, 2013 in Copenhagen, Denmark. See gallery.

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"Longtime Von Trier collaborators Gainsbourg and Skarsgård are splendid."  ...Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

"While the movie contains a great deal of sensitive and explicit material, Von Trier doesnít wallow in it. The structure of the film, in which Joe shares these stories with Seligman, lessens their immediacy and intensity without negating their power - we're given a little bit of breathing room. Skarsgård's charismatic and calming performance also helps him act as an audience stand-in for these tales."  ...Perry Seibert, TV Guide

"As in genuine porn, most of the acting, except for Skarsgård, who deliberately tries to be funny and sometimes succeeds, is as flat and uninteresting as the script — even when the older Joe narrates a montage of flaccid penises."   ...Lou Lumenick, NY Post

"The performances are generally very good. Charlotte Gainsbourg sympathetically wrings every last bit of remorseful self-flagellation from Joe, while
Stellan Skarsgård provides a believable – and suitably counter – sense of empathy."  ...Mike McGranaghan, The Aisle Seat

"The two actors - Gainsbourg and Skarsgård - make for compelling intellectual counterparts and allow von Trier to indulge in some of his most buoyant dialogue."   ...Simon Foster, Screen-Space

"Von Trier intends to be dazzlingly ironic and perhaps to send up his own pretensions, but the whole thing sounds like badly translated Ibsen (“I’ve always demanded more from the sunset”), and I’m not sure how Skarsgård expelled his lines without breaking into howls."    ...David Edelstein, Vulture

"Martin and Gainsbourg deliver unflinching performances that let us see Joe's soul. And Skarsgård takes our breath away in an unusually introspective, wrenching role."   ...Rich Cline, Contact Music

"Gainsbourg is excellent as Joe, delivering a performance that it's possible to read in a number of ways... Skarsgård is equally good as Seligman (his regular reaction shots are perfectly pitched) and there's strong support from Martin as young Joe, Christian Slater and Jamie Bell."   ...Matthew Turner, View London

"The pages upon pages of debating everything from fly-fishing to religious history could easily have been leaden, but in Gainsbourg and Skarsgård's hands, they grip." ...Emma Dibdin, Digital Spy

"Even if the second half pales by comparison, it's worth watching the whole thing to get a complete sense of von Trier's ideas and of the magnetically underplayed performances by Charlotte Gainsbourg and Stellan Skarsgård."  ...Alsonso Duralde, The Wrap


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