Lars von Trier


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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 »

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(2000)
Antichrist Writer
(2009)
Melancholia Writer
(2011)

Filmography

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  Études (Short) (written by) (announced)
  The Kingdom (TV Series) (9 episodes, 1997 - 2022) (writer - 3 episodes, 1994) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1994)
- Episode #3.5 (2022)
- Episode #3.4 (2022)
- Episode #3.3 (2022)
- Episode #3.2 (2022)
- Episode #3.1 (2022)
 2018 The House That Jack Built (based on idea by) / (written by)
 2015 Testamentet: Tage Skou-Hansen (Documentary) (concept)
 2013 Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (written by)
 2013 Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (written by)
 2011 Selma Jezková (Video) (based on the screenplay by)
 2011 Melancholia (written by)
 2010 Dimension 1991-2024 (Video short)
 2009 Antichrist (written by)
 2007 The Early Years: Erik Nietzsche Part 1 (as Erik Nietzsche)
 2005 Klovn (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- It's a Jungle Down There (2005) ... (writer)
 2005 Manderlay (written by - as Lars Von Trier)
 2005 Dear Wendy (written by)
  Kingdom Hospital (TV Series) (2 episodes, 2004) (original mini-series - 5 episodes, 2004) (based on the mini-series "The Kingdom" written by - 3 episodes, 2004)
- Shoulda' Stood in Bed (2004) ... (original mini-series)
- Seizure Day (2004) ... (original mini-series)
- Heartless (2004) ... (original mini-series)
- Black Noise (2004) ... (original mini-series)
- The Young and the Headless (2004) ... (original mini-series)
 2003 Dogville: The Pilot (Video short)
 2003 The Five Obstructions (Documentary) (idea - uncredited) / (script - segment "The Perfect Human: Avedøre, Denmark")
 2003 Dogville (written by)
 2000 Dancer in the Dark (written by - as Lars Von Trier)
 2000 The Exhibited (Documentary)
 1998 The Idiots (uncredited)
 1996 Marathon (TV Series) (concept - 6 episodes)
- Jens Arentzen (1996) ... (concept)
- Jens Okking (1996) ... (concept)
- Anne Marie Helger (1996) ... (concept)
- Pia Kjærsgaard (1996) ... (concept)
- Ali Hamann (1996) ... (concept)
 1996 Breaking the Waves (written by)
 1994 The Teacher's Room (TV Series) (concept - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1994) ... (concept)
- Episode #1.5 (1994) ... (concept)
- Episode #1.4 (1994) ... (concept)
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... (concept)
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... (concept)
 1991 Europa
 1990 Laid Back: Bet It on You (Music Video) (concept)
 1990 Laid Back: Highway of Love (Music Video) (concept)
 1988 Medea (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1987 Epidemic (screenplay - as Lars Von Trier)
 1980/I Nocturne (Short)
 1979 Menthe - la bienheureuse (Short) (writer)
 1978 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)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Directed French TV commercial for Duran. See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 10 Interviews | 16 Articles | 2 Pictorials | See more »

Alternate Names:

Erik Nietzsche | Lars Trier | Lars Von Trier

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)

Spouse:

Bente Frøge  (2 children) | See more »

Children:

Selma Holbek Trier

Parents:

Trier, Ulf | Trier, Inger
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Personal Quote:

A big part of our lives has to do with America. In our country it is overwhelming. I feel there could just as well be an American military presence in Denmark. We are a nation under a very bad influence, because I think Bush is an asshole and doing a lot of really stupid things. America is sitting on the world and therefore I am making films about it. I'd say 60% of the things I have experienced ... See more »

Trivia:

Nephew of filmmaker Børge Høst. See more »

Trademark:

The majority of his feature films have a female lead who experiences some form of transcendence after battling through harsh adversity. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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