Forget Love With the New Poster for Lars von Trier’s ‘Nymphomaniac’
Fueled by his own fears and desires, director Lars von Trier has always turned that which plagues him into art. His anxious mind forces him to create and as a result, we’re given the most psychologically penetrating and visceral films, each one touching a new part of the pain of human existence and the surrounding terror in our lives.
And back when Lars had just wrapped Melancholia and was in preparations for his next cinematic undertaking, he told Nils Thorsen that he was "researching nymphomania and Marquis de Safe," going on to say that he’s found that, "40 percent of all nymphomaniacs are also cutters…but again, it’s politically incorrect to speak of nymphomania, because the concept in itself is seen to indicate that we cannot relate to female sexuality. As I understand, many of them cannot obtain satisfaction, so they use sex like cutting because it is something within their control. I suppose they carry around a fear or pain they conceal beneath."
Text on black background: “Although the director on principle is of the opinionthat you should be able to show everything, he accepts, under protest, that thiswill not be possible here. He will therefore stay within the limits of the law andoccasionally use blurred images.