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Lars von Trier

Probably the most ambitious and visually distinctive filmmaker to emerge from Denmark since Carl Theodor Dreyer over 60 years earlier, Lars von Trier studied film at the Danish Film School and attracted international attention with his very first feature, The Element of Crime (1984). A highly distinctive blend of film noir and German Expressionism... See full bio »
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 2013 Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (written by)
 2013 Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (written by)
 2011 Selma Jezková (Video) (based on the screenplay by)
 2011 Melancholia (written by)
 2010 Dimension 1991-2024 (Video short)
 2009 Antichrist (written by)
 2007 The Early Years: Erik Nietzsche Part 1 (as Erik Nietzsche)
 2005 Klovn (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- It's a Jungle Down There (2005) ... (writer)
 2005 Manderlay (written by - as Lars Von Trier)
 2004 Dear Wendy (written by)
  Kingdom Hospital (TV Series) (2 episodes, 2004) (original mini-series - 5 episodes, 2004) (based on the mini-series "The Kingdom" written by - 3 episodes, 2004)
- Shoulda' Stood in Bed (2004) ... (original mini-series)
- Seizure Day (2004) ... (original mini-series)
- Heartless (2004) ... (original mini-series)
- Black Noise (2004) ... (original mini-series)
- The Young and the Headless (2004) ... (original mini-series)
 2003 Dogville: The Pilot (Video short)
 2003 The Five Obstructions (Documentary) (idea - uncredited) / (script - segment "The Perfect Human: Avedøre, Denmark")
 2003 Dogville (written by - as Lars Von Trier)
 2000 Dancer in the Dark (written by - as Lars Von Trier)
 2000 The Exhibited (Documentary)
 1998 The Idiots (writer)
  The Kingdom (TV Mini-Series) (4 episodes, 1997) (writer - 3 episodes, 1994) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1994)
- Pandemonium (1997)
- Gargantua (1997)
- Birds of Passage (1997)
- Mors in Tabula (1997)
- De levende døde (1994) ... (writer)
 1996 Breaking the Waves (written by - as Lars Von Trier)
 1996 Marathon (TV Series) (concept - 6 episodes)
- Jens Arentzen (1996) ... (concept)
- Jens Okking (1996) ... (concept)
- Anne Marie Helger (1996) ... (concept)
- Pia Kjærsgaard (1996) ... (concept)
- Ali Hamann (1996) ... (concept)
 1994 The Teacher's Room (TV Series) (concept - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1994) ... (concept)
- Episode #1.5 (1994) ... (concept)
- Episode #1.4 (1994) ... (concept)
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... (concept)
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... (concept)
 1991 Europa
 1988 Medea (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1987 Epidemic (screenplay - as Lars Von Trier)
 1980/I Nocturne (Short)
 1979 Menthe - la bienheureuse (Short) (writer)
 1977 The Orchid Gardener (Short)
 1971 A Flower (Short) (as Lars Trier)
 1969 A Chess Game (Short) (as Lars Trier)
 1969 A Dead Boring Experience (Short) (as Lars Trier)
 1968 Good Night, Dear (Short) (as Lars Trier)
 1967 The Trip to Squash Land (Short) (as Lars Trier)
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Other Works:

Directed TV commercial "Sauna" for Ekstra Bladet (Danish tabloid paper). See more »

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8 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 10 Interviews | 14 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Erik Nietzsche | Lars Trier | Lars Von Trier


5' 7" (1.7 m)

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Personal Quote:

I am the best film director in the world. [following the screening of Antichrist (2009) at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival] See more »


He was scheduled to direct the four operas of Wagner's Ring at the 2006 edition of the Bayreuth Festival in Germany, but withdrew from the project in 2004 and stated through the festival that he felt that it would exceed his powers and that he did not feel able to fulfil his own ambitions. See more »


Hypnosis figures significantly in many of his films See more »

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