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Antichrist (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 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.

Director:

Lars von Trier

Writer:

Lars von Trier
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Willem Dafoe ... He
Charlotte Gainsbourg ... She
Storm Acheche Sahlstrøm Storm Acheche Sahlstrøm ... Nic
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Storyline

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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Chaos reigns. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

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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 »

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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: What I understood, was that you wanted to write alone. So you could finish your thesis.
She: But I didn't.
He: You didn't.
She: You see? You didn't even know that.
He: Why did you give up? That's not like you.
She: The whole project just seemed less important, up there. As you said, when I talked to you about my subject: 'glib.'
He: I never called your subject glib.
She: Perhaps you didn't use that word, but that's what you meant. And, all of a sudden, it was glib. Or, even worse, some kind of lie.
He: I see.
She: No, you don't see. You see a ...
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'Lascia ch'io pianga' from 'Rinaldo'
Composed by George Frideric Handel (as Georg Friedrich Händel)
Performed by Tuva Semmingsen and Barokksolistene
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I don't know what to do after seeing this...
28 August 2009 | by otuswerdSee all my reviews

OK...so I just finished AntiChrist, there has never been a movie that made me feel the way I do after viewing it...it was one of the most emotionally draining, horrific, beautiful films I have ever seen in my life...after watching it I feel like I just watched a loved one die. it took ten minutes for me to calm down and stop crying...this might be one of the greatest horror films ever made. So if you see it, be careful. It is really powerful. I know a little about Von Trier and have seen a handful of his films...this one, for me, takes the cake, over many movies out in the world. If you do get to see this, and are ready for a crazy ride, just remember, think about who you show this to before you do it, it is not for everyone that is into horror.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 2009 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$71,397, 25 October 2009

Gross USA:

$404,122

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,413,863
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (some scenes)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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