Mark Your 2014 Calendars For Lars Von Trier's NYMPHOMANIAC

Brian Clark, European Editor
Magnolia Pictures has announced the official U.S. release dates for Lars Von Trier's two-part erotic epic Nymphomaniac, which the press release assures us contains "graphic depections of sexuality to a degree unprecedented in a mainstream feature film." So uh, welcome to the mainstream, Lars?

The film will be released as two full length features. Part one will open in theaters on March 21, 2014 and will go on demand early on March 6 for late-night, private viewing. Part two will open April 18, 2014 and will be On Demand April 3. This is all great to hear (and yes, Part 2 does open on Good Friday), but I can't help be envious of the citizens of Denmark, who will be able to see both parts of the film when it opens on Christmas day of this year. Best present ever. 

Also, the announcement confirms that Von Trier will not be doing any press and will instead "let the films speak for themselves" because you guys hurt his feelings after that Cannes press conference for Melancholia. Jerks.

Magnolia Pictures announced today the U.S. release dates for Lars von Trier's much-anticipated motion picture event, NYMPHOMANIAC, which will be released as two full-length feature films. NYMPHOMANIAC: PART ONE will open in theaters on March 21, 2014, and be available On Demand as of March 6, 2014. NYMPHOMANIAC: PART TWO will open in theaters on April 18, 2014 and be available On Demand as of April 3, 2014.

NYMPHOMANIAC: PART ONE is the story of Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac who is discovered badly beaten in an alley by an older bachelor, Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård), who takes her into his home. As he tends to her wounds, she recounts the erotic story of her adolescence and young-adulthood (portrayed in flashback by Stacy Martin). PART ONE also stars Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Connie Nielsen and Udo Kier.

PART TWO picks up with the story of Joe's adulthood, and stars Jamie Bell, Willem Dafoe, Mia Goth and Jean-Marc Barr in addition to Gainsbourg, Skarsgård, Martin and LaBeouf.

NYMPHOMANIAC: PART ONE and NYMPHOMANIAC: PART TWO mark Lars von Trier's follow-up to his critically acclaimed film, MELANCHOLIA (released by Magnolia in 2011), and is his third consecutive collaboration with Charlotte Gainsbourg. A groundbreaking filmmaker for more than two decades, von Trier's other films credits include ANTICHRIST, DOGVILLE, DANCER IN THE DARK, and BREAKING THE WAVES. NYMPHOMANIAC is produced by Louise Vesth for Zentropa Entertainments.

As widely reported, the films contain graphic depictions of sexuality to a degree unprecedented in a mainstream feature film. After von Trier's experience at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, where he was harshly criticized for comments he made at the MELANCHOLIA press conference, he has vowed to cease doing press on behalf of his films and let them speak for themselves. Both films will have their international debut in Denmark, where they're opening this Christmas Day.

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  • Bos

    Oh Yes!

  • Peter Grey

    Groundbreaking filmmaker. Have no idea what to expect with this one, but I can't wait.

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