Monday, March 24, 2014
Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) A Film by Lars Von Trier
In Volume 1 of Lars Von Trier's Nymphomaniac, a battered Charlotte Gainsbourg rattles off her personal history to a benevolent but slightly creepy Stellan Skarsgård in his drab apartment, her recollections staged by the director according his typical lack of shyness towards explicit and extreme behavior. The episode ends abruptly, leaving me curious about Volume II but puzzled as to the significance of the format. I try to explain why in a piece for In Review Online, but inevitably can only get so far, seeing as this is ultimately half a film.