Charlotte Gainsbourg + Threesome + African Men = First Still From Lars Von Trier's NYMPHOMANIAC

Brian Clark, European Editor
Here is Charlotte Gainsbourg having a threesome with two African men. It is the first still for Lars von Trier's upcoming, two-part hardcore (in certain territories) opus, Nymphomaniac. No, it's not particularly subtle, and yes, von Trier is likely laughing about the fact that you are currently offended, provoked, turned on, confused or all of those things. And, just in case you thought the movie couldn't get anymore ridiculous, apparently the current cut is seven and a half hours long. Seriously. 

Quoth executive producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen to the Hollywood Reporter: "It's almost enough for three films, and it's all good. I don't know what we'll cut."

It'd be easy to get even more sarcastic about all this, except that, based on his last two movies, von Trier is totally on his game right now, and probably, Nymphomaniac will be amazing. Once again, the film concerns "a 50-year-old self-diagnosed nymphomaniac (Gainsbourg) looking back at her erotic life." Apparently, select footage is currently being screened for select buyers at the Berlin Film Festival, but for now, all we've got is this still, and a partial cast, including Stellan Skarsgard, Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, Uma Thurman and Willem Dafoe. Prepare yourselves.  
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  • Truthseekingmissle

    hmm could it be that all black men come from Africa. The amount of over-intellecualizing race is comical. But what do you expect from Europeans that still think they can define other races. Give it a rest fellas that reign is over.

  • darrenjh

    Does Gainsbourg actually seek out roles like this? She would still be a great actor without them. IMO.

  • loci

    "And, just in case you thought the movie couldn't get anymore ridiculous"

    Ridiculous? How is it ridiculous?
    The only thing ridiculous I see, is you. Assuming two black men are "African men".

  • $34699677

    White liberals and black Africans always rape the ethnicities of European ethnic groups and pawn whatever group they take the identity of, as some kind of black identity. They are black Africans! Fact. Perhaps they have French, or British citizenship. But a piece of paper doesn't give one the right to steal the racial/ethnic/cultural identity of another group. So get it through your thick head.

  • $34699677

    And if they aren't Africans, what are they? Europeans i suppose?! Perhaps they are Asian?

  • Brian Clark

    "Men of African Descent" did not fit in the headline, and this seemed more PC to me than black. Plus, since the movie is not filmed in America, I'm kind of assuming they aren't African Americans, and I've never heard the phrase African-Europeans. Now whether I should have even been thinking this much about being PC in regards to a Lars von Trier movie is another matter entirely.

    And yeah, releasing a provocative, sexually charged still for a two part movie about a nymphomaniac, complete with hardcore sex, seems to merit the adjective "ridiculous." Though I didn't necessarily mean it in a bad way.

  • $34699677

    White liberals and black Africans always rape the ethnicities of European ethnic groups and pawn whatever group they take the identity of as some kind of black identity. They are black Africans, perhaps they have French, or British citizenship. But a piece of paper doesn't give one the right to steal the racial/ethnic/cultural identity of another group.

  • df

    exactly. They could definitely be mistaken for descendents of German or Dutch princes!

  • Irons

    Yeah you're right how ridiculous to assume that two black men might be of African ethnicity. What an impressive moral crusade you are on.

  • Art Vandelay

    Bow-chika-wow-wow! LOL!

    But seriously, Charlotte Gainsbourg is such a daring actress, just for her, I'll see the movie. Working with Lars Von Trier and having that awesome cast only sweetens the deal.

    I laugh if the approach for this movie is like Sion Sono's Love Exposure.

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