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Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama  |  6 March 2014 (USA)
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A self-diagnosed nymphomaniac recounts her erotic experiences to the man who saved her after a beating.



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Ronja Rissmann ...
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Ananya Berg ...
Young Lad 1 on Train
Charlie Hawkins ...
Young Lad 2 on Train


A man named Seligman finds a fainted wounded woman in an alley and he brings her home. She tells him that her name is Joe and that she is nymphomaniac. Joe tells her life and sexual experiences with hundreds of men since she was a young teenager while Seligman tells about his hobbies, such as fly fishing, reading about Fibonacci numbers or listening to organ music. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

6 March 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$158,369 (USA) (21 March 2014)


$785,669 (USA) (13 June 2014)

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Sound Mix:

(Dolby 5.1)


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Stacy Martin stated that shooting the sex scenes was a bit boring due to their technical nature. See more »


The train carriage where the two girls pick up strangers is German, but the ticket collector is wearing a British Railways uniform from the 1970s. See more »


[Last Lines]
Young Joe: [to Jerôme] Fill all my holes.
Jerôme: What's wrong?
Young Joe: I can't feel anything.
Jerôme: What?
Young Joe: I can't feel anything. I can't feel anything. I can't feel anything!
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Crazy Credits

Near the very end of the credits there is this disclaimer: "None of the professional actors had penetrative sexual intercourse and all such scenes where [sic] performed by body doubles." See more »


Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Black Love (2014) See more »


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Truly repulsive...Just my opinion.
25 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really am at a loss for words on how to describe how awful and repulsive this film was. I have seen some of Triers other work just out of curiosity. Yeah, he does push the boundaries and takes big extremes in his films which I am not that big of a fan of. Still, I take the time to watch a film, before I criticize. I gave this film a chance. Honestly, I think this is his wort film.

I am not going to into details of the story and plot as it would take too long and this movie doesn't deserve a complete breakdown review, not to mention, it isn't worth my time more than what I am going to type.

To me I saw nothing artistic, I saw nothing funny, it wasn't deep or meaningful in any way. All I got out of it was a grotesque pornographic punch in the face. I believe the plot to be weak. Some of the acting and performances were pretty good and that is all it has going for it.

I am open minded to lots of things and accept lots of things, but this is not one of them. On top of it all, it's just too damn long. It gets so drawn out. Even the sex scenes in the film were a yawn fest not to mention made me feel unclean. They didn't feel erotic or artistic, or anything for that matter. However, I did not walk out on this film as I wanted to see it in its entirety. The film overall made me feel dirty, and unclean. All I got out of it was a glorified porn, with a weak story and average acting if not borderline sub-par for most of the cast.

This movie made me feel dirty despite some of the good acting moments and even a few parts in the story. For the most part, 98% crap cannot make up for the 2% of good that I found in this film. Figuratively speaking of course.

I am not saying don't see it. I would recommend you to not, but it is up to you to decide. It is not my place to tell someone what they can and cannot do or watch what they like. Make the choice for yourself. Take this review as a recommendation, I would advise against seeing it. But ultimately the choice is yours. Make your own opinion. My opinion should never dictate any readers decision.

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