Some of you may have heard of the film Nymphomaniac, some of you may have no idea what I am talking about. Nymphomaniac is a film written and directed by Lars Von Trier. Von Trier is the writer and director of the 2011 film Melancholia, which received some critical praise but was destroyed by our own Mark Griffith. He also wrote and directed many lesser known films such as Manderlay, Dogville and Antichrist, Von Trier has a reputation of being quite controversial, in his film making and in his personal life. His new film Nymphomaniac is no different and the campaign has begun with several controversial stills and teasers.
There are rumors swirling around that the actors had real sex during the film and Shia LeBouef told MTV news “There’s a disclaimer at the top of the script that basically says we’re doing it for real.” “Everything that is illegal, we’ll shoot in blurred images. Other than that, everything is happening.” This was countered by The Hollywood Reporter as they confirmed that body doubles were used during sex scenes. Nymphomaniac” producer Louise Vesth said, “We shot the actors pretending to have sex and then had the body doubles, who really did have sex, and in post we will digital-impose the two. So above the waist it will be the star, and below the waist it will be the doubles.” Believe what you want and we will all have to wait and see. Von Trier certainly knows how to create buzz and this campaign is no different.
Nymphomaniac stars many big names; Uma Thurman, Christian Slater, Stellan Skarsgard, Willem Dafoe, Mia Goth, Shia Lebouef and Charlotte Gainsbourg to name a few. The movie campaign started a while back with some teaser videos on youtube and now they have released some shocking promo shots, where all of the stars stripped down and were photographed pretending to orgasm.
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Along with this campaign Von Trier put together a pretty impressive website for the film which you can access @ http://www.nymphomaniacthemovie.com/ .