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Antichrist (2009)

 -  Drama  -  20 May 2009 (Denmark)
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A grieving couple retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.

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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

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When nature turns evil, true terror awaits. (UK) See more »

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20 May 2009 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Anticristo  »

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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$71,397 (USA) (23 October 2009)

Gross:

$397,070 (USA) (11 December 2009)
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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 »

Goofs

In the end titles, George Frideric Handel's piece "Lascia ch'io pianga" is wrongly listed as "Laschia ch'io pianga". See more »

Quotes

He: Acorns don't cry, you know that as well as I do. That's what fear is, thoughts distort reality. Not the other way around.
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References Europa (1991) See more »

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'Lascia ch'io pianga' from 'Rinaldo'
Composed by George Frideric Handel (as Georg Friedrich Händel)
Performed by Karina Gauvin and Tempo Rubato
Conducted by Alexander Weimann
Courtesy of ATMA Classique
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22 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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