A woman on the run from the mob is reluctantly accepted in a small Colorado town. In exchange, she agrees to work for them. As a search visits town, she finds out that their support has a price. Yet her dangerous secret is never far away...
An aging porn star agrees to participate in an "art film" in order to make a clean break from the business, only to discover that he has been drafted into making a pedophilia and necrophilia themed snuff film.
A couple lose their young son when he falls out of a window while they are having sex in another room. The mother's grief consigns her to hospital, but her therapist husband brings her home intent on treating her depression himself. To confront her fears they go to stay at their remote cabin in the woods, "Eden", where something untold happened the previous summer. Told in four chapters with a prologue and epilogue, the film details acts of lustful cruelty as the man and woman unfold the darker side of nature outside and within. Written by
Peter Brandt Nielsen
When the filming started, Lars von Trier had just left a mental hospital where he stayed for two months, receiving treatment for depression. He had not completely recovered at the time and was even unable to operate the camera as he usually does, which made him very frustrated. He repeatedly excused himself to the actors for being in the mental condition he was, but, according to him, the actors supported him and throughout production, he did not experience any grave problems, except for his own condition. See more »
In the end titles, George Frideric Handel's piece "Lascia ch'io pianga" is wrongly listed as "Laschia ch'io pianga". See more »
Oak trees grow to be hundreds of years old. They only have to produce one single tree every hundred years in order to propagate. May sound banal to you but it was a big thing for me to realize that when I was up here with Nic. The acorns fell on the roof vent. They kept falling and falling. And die and die. And I understood that everything that used to be beautiful about Eden was perhaps hideous. Now I could hear what I couldn't hear before. The cry of all the things that are to die.
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I loved this movie, not because of the gore and violence, but because it's... well I don't know how to say it, but it moved me in a lot more ways than the usual movie, this movie makes Tarantino look like a mainstream instructor, this is as much an art piece as it is a movie, it'll make you feel things that you never thought a movie would ever make you feel.
I for one are tired of all the mainstream "good guy's life is good, bad guy ruins it, good guy takes revenge" predictable movies, sadly it seems to be what 99% of the American population prefere, we seem to go to the movies to get a good feeling of justice will always prevail and good conquers bad and so on.
I'm pretty sure that the movie will be received pretty well outside of the states and Australia, probably because our country is excellent at keeping anything that doesn't paint the world pink with flowers all over it, far away from our narrow minded and fragile minds.
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