STARmeter
Top 5000
Down 32 this week

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 »
More at IMDbPro » Contact Info on IMDbPro Contact Info: View company
Add or change photos on IMDbPro Represent Lars von Trier? Add or change photos

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: Chris Meloni

Chris Meloni joined us for a Live Twitter Chat on October 20th, to talk about his upcoming film White Bird in a Blizzard opening in limited theaters this week and is available right now on Amazon Instant Video.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 people
created 30 Mar 2011
 
a list of 25 people
created 20 Aug 2011
 
a list of 25 people
created 10 Dec 2012
 
a list of 30 people
created 18 Jun 2013
 
a list of 22 people
created 6 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Lars von Trier.

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 88 wins & 73 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

To always display TV and movie credits separately, edit your site preferences.

Hide Hide Show Show Writer: Movie (27 credits)
 2013 Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (written by)
 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 The Five Obstructions (Documentary) (idea - uncredited) / (script - segment "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)
 1996 Breaking the Waves (written by - as Lars Von Trier)
 1991 Europa
 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)
Show Show Writer: TV (7 credits)
Show Show Writer: Video (2 credits)
Show Show Director: Movie (26 credits)
Show Show Director: TV (7 credits)
Show Show Director: Video (2 credits)
Show Show Producer: Movie (6 credits)
Show Show Producer: Video (4 credits)
Show Show Producer: TV (3 credits)
Show Show Actor: Movie (12 credits)
Show Show Cinematographer: Movie (9 credits)
Show Show Editor: Movie (9 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous: Movie (5 credits)
Show Show Camera department: Movie (5 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack: Movie (3 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack: TV (1 credit)
Show Show Assistant director: TV (3 credits)
Show Show Music department: Movie (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks: Movie (8 credits)
Show Show Thanks: TV (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks: Video (1 credit)
Show Show Self: TV (35 credits)
Show Show Self: Movie (23 credits)
Show Show Self: Video (14 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (15 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

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 | 14 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Erik Nietzsche | Lars Trier | Lars Von Trier

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
Edit

Did You Know?

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 »

Trivia:

Helped form a collective known as Dogme 95 with a group of other filmmakers. The collective agreed to make films following certain rules, such as using only hand held cameras and shooting only on location. See more »

Trademark:

Philisophical and sometimes witty yet disturbing dialogue See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What next? joaquimhock-1
Actors/actresses you'd like to see him work with? mattboy61992
Who should be Lars' next leading actress? AngryKid108
'the Holocaust is the worst crime against humanity ever' declares LvT joaquimhock
he apologised for his nazi comments joaquimhock
Dogma amt-1997
Discuss Lars von Trier on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page