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Antichrist (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror | 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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Lars von Trier

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

Genres:

Drama | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Denmark | Germany | France | Sweden | Italy | Poland

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 2009 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Anticristo See more »

Filming Locations:

North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€122,895 (Italy), 24 May 2009

Opening Weekend USA:

$71,397, 25 October 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$397,070, 13 December 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,976,168
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (some scenes)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

'Antichrist' was originally scheduled for production in 2005, but its executive producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen accidentally revealed the planned ending. Lars von Trier was furious and decided to delay the shoot so he could rewrite the script. 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

She: Oak trees grow to be hundreds of years old. They only have to produce one single tree every hundred years in order to propagate. May sound banal to you but it was a big thing for me to realize that when I was up here with Nic. The acorns fell on the roof vent. They kept falling and falling. And die and die. And I understood that everything that used to be beautiful about Eden was perhaps hideous. Now I could hear what I couldn't hear before. The cry of all the things that are to die.
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Connections

Referenced in The Three Beggars: The Animals of Antichrist (2009) 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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Provoking...
20 May 2009 | by ngo-jackiSee all my reviews

Lars Von Trier is a director who's always been going his own ways, and this can definitely be seen in this movie. Antichrist is a movie that doesn't hold anything back when it comes to gore, and the stuff that you see in the film won't leave your mind the next couple of days. But the movie itself is much more than that... The movie is beautifully shot, the story and setting extremely uncomfortable and the acting is fantastic. The movie is sometime painful to watch, not in a "Saw" or "Hostel" kind of way, but when you leave the theater you feel genuinely uncomfortable, and that is one of the reasons why i liked this movie. It's a movie like nothing i've experienced and I'm glad that we have directors like Lars Von Trier that dares to make a film like this. It's nothing like the mainstream movies that are being made nowadays, and it makes your mind race when you leave the theater, something very few movies does. You aren't served with facts, as with any other movies, but are left to interpret and think for yourself. It's a bizarre movie and not one for the faint of heart, but if you dare to be provoked and see a movie like nothing you've ever seen, then go see Antichrist.


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