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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)
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 2011 Melancholia (written by)
 2009 Antichrist (written by)
 2007 The Early Years: Erik Nietzsche Part 1 (as Erik Nietzsche)
 2005 Manderlay (written by - as Lars Von Trier)
 2004 Dear Wendy (written by)
 2003 Dogville (written by - as Lars Von Trier)
 2000 Dancer in the Dark (written by - as Lars Von Trier)
 1998 The Idiots (writer)
 1996 Breaking the Waves (written by - as Lars Von Trier)
 1991 Europa
 1987 Epidemic (screenplay - as Lars Von Trier)
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Other Works:

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

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

Erik Nietzsche | Lars Trier | Lars Von Trier

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Everything is going to Hell, but we should smile all the way. See more »

Trivia:

He was due in 2007 to begin work on a horror movie, Antichrist, which postulates the Earth was created by Satan rather than God. However, it was reported in May 2007 that he was suffering from depression and might cease film-making altogether. See more »

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Frequently casts Udo Kier See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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