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For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for Antichrist can be found here.
No. The screenplay for Antichrist was written by Danish film director and screenwriter Lars von Trier.
There is a constellation map in the film which explains the meaning of the three main animals. The deer symbolises grief, the fox symbolises pain, and the raven symbolises despair. All of these three animals are called the three beggars on the map. The names of the chapters in the film also refer to their feelings; grief is the name of the first chapter, pain is the name of the second chapter, and despair is the name of the third chapter. The fourth chapter is called the three beggars, referring to these three feelings and these three animals.
The ending (epilogue) mimics the opening scene with the same aria from the prologue, and is also shot in black and white, like the prologue. It shows Him (Willem Dafoe) walking away from the funeral pyre of Her (Charlotte Gainsbourg). He eats some berries and sees the three beggars appear in front of him. He then sees women with faded faces dressed in antiquated clothing, the women butchered over the years by men. What this symbolizes is that He, in killing his wife has taken on the same guilt that She felt after killing their son Nic. He now sees the world the way that she said it: an evil place.
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