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Now playing in limited release in North America is director Peter Chelsom’s dramedy Hector and the Search for Happiness. Based on the book of the same name by François Lelord, the film stars Simon Pegg as Hector, an eccentric psychiatrist who’s going nowhere and whose patients aren’t getting any happier. One day, he musters up the courage to set out on a quest to find out if happiness really exists. Led by a great performance by Pegg, the film's definitely worth checking out. The film also stars Rosamund Pike, Christopher Plummer, Toni Collette, Stellan Skarsgard, and Jean Reno. For more on Hector and the Search for Happiness, click here to watch the trailer, and here’s all our previous coverage. Recently I landed an exclusive video interview with Simon Pegg and Peter Chelsom. During our wide-ranging conversation, we talked about how they came to work together, how »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Enter here for your chance to win passes to an advance screening of Hector and the Search for Happiness, starring Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, Rosamund Pike, Stellan Skarsgard, Jean Reno and Christopher Plummer.
For your chance to receive two (2) complimentary passes to see Hector and the Search for Happiness at the Main Art Theater in Royal Oak, Michigan on Wednesday, September 24th at 7:00Pm, just look for the “Enter the Contest” box further down on this page. But hurry, because there are a limited number of passes available and when they’re gone, they’re gone!
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Hector And The Search For Happiness: Hector (Simon Pegg) is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara (Rosamund Pike), he feels like a fraud: he hasn’t really tasted life, and yet he’s offering advice to patients »
Opening this weekend in North America is director Peter Chelsom’s dramedy Hector and the Search for Happiness. Based on the book of the same name by François Lelord, the film stars Simon Pegg as Hector, an eccentric psychiatrist who’s going nowhere and whose patients aren’t getting any happier. One day, he musters up the courage to set out on a quest to find out if happiness really exists. The film also stars Rosamund Pike, Christopher Plummer, Toni Collette, Stellan Skarsgard, and Jean Reno. For more on Hector and the Search for Happiness, click here to watch the trailer, and here's all our previous coverage. Last week at the Toronto International Film festival I landed an exclusive interview with Rosamund Pike, who plays Hector's wife. She talked about being at Tiff, working with Pegg on The World's End and then Hector, collaborating with Peter Chelsom, if there were script changes during production, »
- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
Nymphomaniac Extended Director's Cut will be released on VOD on October 2nd in the Us, Canada, Spain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia as well as in Lars von Trier's native Denmark with more territories to follow in the weeks to come. Take a look at the poster below for the new Extended Director's Cut.
In Lars von Trier's native country, Denmark, the director's cut version has received rave reviews in connection with its theatrical release and event screenings. Danish critics have handed out 5 and 6-star reviews to the film which met the audience for the first time at Berlin International Film Festival (Vol. 1) earlier this year and Venice Film Festival (Vol. 2) about a month ago.
The upcoming releases and festivals completes the circle for one of the most unusual and extraordinary releases seen in a long time.
Nymphomaniac is produced by Louise Vesth for »
More often than not, when a studio releases a director’s cut of a film, it’s met with positive feedback from the audience. A chance to peek behind the curtain to see the filmmaker’s vision in its pure, untainted form. For Nymphomaniac, though — Lars Von Trier’s unflinching opus about the life of a sex addict — things might be a little, well, different.
Nevertheless, the renown Danish director is set to release his own five-and-a-half-hour-long director’s cut of the film — which was originally split into two volumes in every territory bar Denmark — alongside Nymphomaniac’s upcoming VOD release on October 2nd.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Von Trier is also planning to screen the uncut version “at special festival events across North America, as well as in several European countries including Spain, the Netherlands, Poland, the Czech Republic and in Trier’s native Denmark.”
In essence, Nymphomaniac »
- Michael Briers
I haven’t had the ‘pleasure’ of watching either of director Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac as yet, but I did manage to catch most of the clips leading up to release. None shocked me more than the 23-second ‘director’s cut’ teaser that debuted just over a couple of weeks ago. I’m not easily shocked, and truly believe that I’m quite liberal, but this is very, very hard stuff. It really does not get much more Nc-17 than this, a rating I’m sure that it will receive upon release, which we’re told will be in October. The release will be both in cinemas, and VOD, and will also expand to Spain, the Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic and Denmark. Notice the exclusion of the UK in that list. I really don’t know how they’re going to get around the, let’s face it, pornographic content over here. »
- Paul Heath
Lars von Trier's five-and-a-half-hour-long director's cut of Nymphomaniac is set for a theatrical release.
The erotic epic was originally put out in two feature length volumes in everywhere but Denmark.
However, the complete version will now be shown in theatres across North America and a number of European countries from October 2.
Spain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Estonia will get the film in full, with more territories expected to follow.
Martin previously spoke to Digital Spy to discuss shooting the film's much-discussed sex scenes, her co-star Labeouf and the film's provocative ending.
Watch a trailer for Nymphomaniac below: »
Snow falls on the just and unjust alike in Hans Petter Moland’s In Order of Disappearance. The white stuff has always been a great symbol of the nature’s indifference to man – a blanket that erases everything under static, frozen purity. To battle against snow is like ordering the oncoming tide to retreat.
In Order of Disappearance finds its Canute in Nils Dickman (Stellan Skarsgård). He lives in a remote, snowblasted town in the backwaters of Norway, devoting his life to the vital task of clearing the roads of snow. His tool for this is a gigantic industrial plough, a fearsome mechanical beast with tyres wreathed in chains and an armored wedge bolted to the front. Nils is hugely respected, we meet him just as he receives ‘The Citizen of Year Award,’ and local politicians are trying to convince him to stand as a political representative. Life is good. »
- David James
An official international trailer for director Hans Petter Moland's In Order of Disappearance has been released.
Skarsgård portrays Nils, a snow plow driver who goes on a mission of vengeance to track down his son's killers.
The film debuted back in April at the Tribeca Film Festival and opened in the UK on September 12.
In February, it was announced that Skarsgård will star in a new BBC One crime series. »
I love Simon Pegg! Last year, I sat down with the actor for .The World.s End. where I told him I went out for a pub crawl. He remembered it all! Pegg surprised me by saying that in the beginning of my interview with him and director Peter Chelsom (.Hannah Montana: The Movie,. .Serendipity,. .Shall We Dance.).
This interview is all about being happy! How do you find your inner happy? And has Pegg found his? Take a look at my interview with the actor and Chelsom for .Hector and the Search for Happiness. due out in U.S. theaters on Sept. 19th!
Official .Hector and the Search for Happiness. summary:
Hector (Simon Pegg) is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara (Rosamund Pike), he feels like a fraud: he hasn't really tasted life, and yet he's offering »
In Order of Disappearance, 2014.
Directed by Hans Petter Moland.
A grieving father hunts down those responsible for his sons death.
This is a comedy. It’s got an international sensitivity so the humour, though dark and black, is tricky to navigate. In Order of Disappearance, in its white vistas and father-on-a-killing-spree plot, seems to downplay the connection it could have to recent Daddy-action romps Taken and Three Days to Kill. This time with Stellan Skarsgård in the Dad role, rather than merely kidnapped, his son has been murdered and he is hunting down those responsible, one-by-one.
Nils Dickmann (Skarsgård) is introduced as “Citizen of the Year” through his expert snow-ploughing skills (something Stellan Skarsgård told Flickering Myth was a huge amount of fun). The Twin Peaks Norwegian village he lives within seems to include a vast array of different drug-financed »
- Simon Columb
Liam Neeson may currently hold the crown as cinema’s revenge thriller king, but this week sees the release of a film whose main protagonist could give Neeson’s Bryan Mills a run for his money.
Set amongst the snowy Norwegian mountains, In Order of Disappearance (or ‘Kraftidioten’) sees director Hans Petter Moland team-up with Stellan Skarsgård for the fourth time. Playing recent Citizen of the Year, Nils, his son’s murder soon becomes the catalyst for cold-blooded revenge and a run-in with the Mafia.
We chatted to Moland about his action-packed black comedy, discussing his stylistic choices, the significance of humour amongst the bullets and who would win in a Skarsgård vs. Neeson face-off.
You’ve worked with Stellan Skarsgård on a number of occasions and he also acts as a producer on this film. Was he always your first choice to play Nils?
Yes. We’re good pals »
- Emma Thrower
Lars von Trier’s sex drama to receive North American premiere at the festival in Austin.
Nymphomaniac Director’s Cut has been selected for Us genre festival Fantastic Fest (Sept 18-25), where it will receive its North American premiere.
The first volume of Lars von Trier’s sex epic received its world premiere at the Berlinale in February while the second part debuted at Venice last week (Sept 1).
The full five-and-a-half hour film is now set to be screened at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas.
Nymphomaniac is produced by Louise Vesth for Zentropa Entertainments31 in co-production with Bettina Brokemper for Zentropa International Köln, Marianne Slot for Slot Machine, Bert Hamelinck for Caviar and Arte France Cinéma, Film i Väst and Group Grand Accord: Arte G.E.I.E, with »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
★★★★☆The Norwegian protagonist of Hans Petter Moland's In Order of Disappearance (2014), Nils Dickman (Stellan Skarsgård), is a plough operator by profession, steadily carving a path towards his destination. It's perhaps this occupational characteristic that best explains how such a man can turn from a respectable 'citizen of the year' into a vengeful vigilante. When his son, Ingvar, is murdered, Nils' despair finds a purpose when a chance for revenge presents itself, beginning what will prove to be a bloody quest. After an abandoned suicide, Nils discovers Ingvar was inadvertently involved with some particularly nasty drug dealers and commences with dispatching the men.
- CineVue UK
In "Hector and the Search for Happiness," Simon Pegg stars as a shrink who decides to chuck it all and travel the world in search of answers. In this exclusive clip, a particularly turbulent plane ride gives Hector the chance to talk to a seatmate about life and love.
"If you look at this plane, you'll notice it's quite old. That means it's never crashed before. Should be quite reassuring," comments the woman next to him. Hector, who is maybe not such a great therapist, is amazed by her logic and resolves to have more empathy for his patients with flying phobias in the future. To take his mind off their mid-air mishegoss, she asks him if he has a family and ends up offering him a little unasked-for advice. "There's really only one question. Does this person bring you predominantly A. up or B., down?" Before he can answer, »
- Jenni Miller
Director: Hans Petter Moland
Running Time: 116 Minutes
Synopsis: Nils ploughs his way through the snowy winter mountains of Norway, and is recently awarded Citizen of the Year. Celebrations soon turn sour when Nils’s son is murdered. Out for revenge his actions ignite a war between the vegan gangster the Count, and the Serbian mafia boss Papa.
In Order Of Disappearance combines a stunning landscape, morbid humour and an intriguing story that is constantly evolving. As the title suggests the film documents the order in which characters ‘disappear’, but offers surprising twists and turns that has a fathers interest to avenge his son turn into a bloody war between Norwegian and Serbian gangsters.
The film tells the story of Nils, a snow-plough driver, who has just been named Citizen of the Year. Celebrations soon turn to grief when Nils is informed that »
- Ciham Messouki
Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly have become so enamoured with Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård, they named their kid after him. Though having spent a short while in the company of the renowned performer, you can see why – as we interviewed Skarsgård about his latest picture, In Order of Disappearance.
Skarsgård discusses collaborating yet again with director Hans Petter Moland, and how beneficial it can be to work alongside somebody you know so well – something the actor has also achieved with Lars von Trier. We also discuss the blending of comedy and drama in the feature, the current prominence of Scandinavian cinema, and why Skarsgård enjoys moving between the aforementioned region, and the Us to make movies.
In Order of Disappearance is out on September 12th, and you can read our review of the film here.
The post The HeyUGuys Interview: Stellan Skarsgård on In Order of Disappearance appeared first on HeyUGuys. »
- Stefan Pape
Sneak Peek more Nsfw footage from the two-part dramatic feature film "Nymphomaniac", starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Uma Thurman, Mia Goth, Shia Labeouf, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Jamie Bell, Christian Slater and Connie Nielsen:
"...'Joe' (Gainsbourg), who is a self-diagnosed 'nymphomaniac' sex addict, is found by 'Seligman' (Skarsgård) beaten in an alley.
"Seligman takes her home to care for her, and Joe recounts the story of her life, from birth to the age of 50..."
"We are making two films", said the movie's producer.
"It is a big operation...We will shoot both and edit both – and we want to finish both at the same time."
There will also be two versions of each film: an 'explicit' cut and a 'softer' cut.
"The movie is what you think it is," said former "Transformers" star Labeouf.
"For instance, there's a disclaimer at the top of the script that basically says we're doing it for real. »
- Michael Stevens
If the 2014 festival circuit were a contest — and why shouldn’t it be, since these lofty-minded sprocket operas pit the directors whose work they screen in competition against one another? — then the Venice film festival emerges the winner. That will come as sacrilege to some, who consider Cannes the undisputed titan among international film showcases. And it may baffle the Oscar-obsessed, who look to Telluride and Toronto for indications of what will win Academy Awards.
This year, the litmus test came down to which fest would land the director’s cut of Lars Von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac.” And Venice scored the coup, programming the 5-hour-and-25-minute atom bomb of a movie amid a lineup that included stellar new films from Alejandro G. Inarritu (“Birdman”), Roy Andersson (“A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence”), Ramin Bahrani (“99 Homes”) and Larry Clark (whose “The Smell of Us” is like a French “Kids”).
- Peter Debruge
If you watched Lars von Trier's often-brilliant (and just-as-often-frustrating) two-part "Nymphomaniac," a mostly earnest exploration of modern sexuality, gender politics, and European guilt, but thought it was sorely lacking in the hardcore penetration, bodily fluids, and bloody bruises department, well, you're in luck, because the uncut, totally bonkers version is finally washing up on American shores (on Blu-ray, no less) this November. And a teaser has just dropped. Warning: do not watch if pregnant, have a heart condition, or are at your office and want to keep your job at all.
"Nymphomaniac" stars Charlotte Gainsbourg, who is discovered beaten in an alleyway by a monastic weirdo (Stellan Skarsgard). As the man and woman begin to talk, she tells the man an insanely detailed history of her sexual conquests, beginning when she was a very young woman (in these sequences the character is played by model Stacy Martin). The first »
- Drew Taylor
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