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Nymphomaniac: Controversial Film starting it’s campaign.

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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Video Campaign

Chapter 1

The Compleat Angler

Chapter 2

Jerome

Chapter 3

Mrs. H

Chapter 4

Delirium

 

Along with this campaign Von Trier put together a pretty impressive website for the film which you can access @ http://www.nymphomaniacthemovie.com/ .

 

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  • Griff October 15, 2013, 9:13 am

    Trier is the Michael Bay of art house cinema. I have had the displeasure of watching Antichrist and Melancholia and much like The Who, I won’t get fooled again.

    • scottydynamite October 15, 2013, 5:48 pm

      Pretentious film makers, you are not a fan of Malick if I recall correctly, although I think you like his stuff more than most of the snobby film makers. That scene with Uma Thurman showing the kids the whoring bed is priceless though.

  • Adam October 15, 2013, 1:09 pm

    I think we should have our writers photos look like that.

  • Chris October 15, 2013, 4:05 pm

    Yeah, not sure about this one. Looks like it’s gonna be an obnoxious one.

    • scottydynamite October 15, 2013, 5:51 pm

      Very well could be and any film with Shia has to be taken with a grain of salt. Did you hear he left his girlfriend for Mia Goth, his on screen romance in this film. He said they fell for each other while having intimate relations in shooting this film.

  • Sean October 16, 2013, 6:02 am

    While I praise the apparent arrival of sexual stunt men and women in movies and all of the jobs it will create in this rough economy, I have to roll my eyes about this one being on Kickstarter. Much like the point of Sundance was to give movies without a studio a chance to be seen and devolved into a weekend of the Hilton Sisters skiing, this director and cast should pony up their own $$$ if they feel so great about the project instead of feeding off marks.

  • Cindy October 16, 2013, 9:44 am

    It seems scandalous and since Malick is a pseudo-Kubrick and the film employs a cast of cool (I like Shia) I suspect people will run to it in droves. I shall be the coward and watch it in ten years when it’s in the bargain bin. Maybe.

    • scottydynamite October 16, 2013, 5:10 pm

      This may be one of the films that are a little uncomfortable in the theater.

  • Joe October 19, 2013, 9:47 am

    Intriguing. Looks like a date movie:) The promo pics are hilarious though especially the Stellan Skarsgard pic.

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