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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 93 wins & 89 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Melancholia
Melancholia Writer
(2011)
Dogville
Dogville Writer
(2003)
Dancer in the Dark
(2000)
Nymphomaniac: Vol. I
(2013)

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 2007 De unge år: Erik Nietzsche sagaen del 1 (as Erik Nietzsche)
 2005 Manderlay (written by - as Lars Von Trier)
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 1991 Europa
 1987 Epidemic (screenplay - as Lars Von Trier)
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Other Works:

Directed TV commercial urging Danes to vote for entry into the European single currency. See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 10 Interviews | 15 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Erik Nietzsche | Lars Trier | Lars Von Trier

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

Put my American trilogy together and you'll have one hell of a grim evening. And you will not be entertained at all! See more »

Trivia:

After speaking on a public appearance from Lars Von Trier at the University of Copenhagen, film and media studies, 22/11-06, he expressed interest in making a horror film. It is apparently under development. See more »

Trademark:

Often casts Charlotte Gainsbourg. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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