Stop What You’re Doing: The First Clip From Lars von Trier’s ‘Nymphomaniac’ Has Arrived
Since last summer, we’ve been speculating the exact details and buzzing with excitment over notorious and brilliant director Lars von Trier’s follow-up to Melancholia, the darly sexual odyssey Nymphomaniac. Shroud in its own layer of mystery until early this year, the erotic thriller starring Charlotte Gainsbourg as a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, who after being assaulted, tells her life’s story to the man who has saved her life, Stellan Skarsgard. Unfolding in a series of eight chapters that mark her life, the film will be premiering in Denmark on Christmas with a hopeful US release date in the near future.
And with aniticipation only growing, the Guardian has premiered the first clip from the feature. According to the publication, this is just the first in a series of previews that will reveal each chapter of Nymphomaniac.
Using a structure known from literature Nymphomaniac consists of chapters, encapsulating both VOLUME I and VOLUME II and during the next eight months, starting from June and like domino pieces counting down to the release, small bites of these chapters will be published exclusively by a community of selected newspapers around the world.
“Each chapter teaser is defined by a headline, a still and a short narrative that playfully unveils the multilayered universe of Nymphomaniac with which Lars von Trier wants to introduce a new film genre: Digressionism.
[Digress /dɪˈgrɛs, daɪ-/ verb: Depart from the main subject]
CHAPTER 1 is THE COMPLEAT ANGLER