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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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Lars von Trier

Writer:

Lars von Trier
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlotte Gainsbourg ... Joe
Stellan Skarsgård ... Seligman
Stacy Martin ... Young Joe
Shia LaBeouf ... Jerôme
Christian Slater ... Joe's Father
Uma Thurman ... Mrs. H
Sophie Kennedy Clark ... B
Connie Nielsen ... Joe's Mother
Ronja Rissmann Ronja Rissmann ... Joe - 2 Years
Maja Arsovic Maja Arsovic ... Joe - 7 years
Sofie Kasten Sofie Kasten ... B - 7 Years
Ananya Berg Ananya Berg ... Joe - 10 Years
Anders Hove ... Odin
James Northcote ... Young Lad 1 on Train
Charlie Hawkins Charlie Hawkins ... Young Lad 2 on Train
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Forget About Love

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Drama

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Country:

Denmark | Germany | Belgium | UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nymphomaniac: Vol. I See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£143,282 (United Kingdom), 23 February 2014, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$158,369, 23 March 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$785,669, 15 June 2014
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color | Black and White (Chapter 4 sequence)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Joe: Basically, we're all waiting for permission to die.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

The director's cut adds roughly 28 minutes of footage, expanding some of the subplots. See more »

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Soundtracks

The Little Organ Book: Ich Ruf Zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ
Performed by Mads Hock
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Arranged by Kristian Eidnes Andersen (as Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen)
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The Masterpiece
19 January 2014 | by adix00See all my reviews

I was amazed to see that there was not a clear 10 rating for this movie . This will be the first . From my point of view, after watching many movies directed by Lars Von Trier, this might be the best one . It is several levels above other movies which will take dozens of prizes and acclamation . The first layer which attracts people is sex , but this is only the fly (see first chapter in the movie) which will try to catch u to see the rest. Sex is only a means to open the box full with human feelings like solitude, emptiness, self hatred, egoism all seasoned with a lot of irony and links to music , poets and manners like eating pastry with a fork . I like to believe all this details are close to Lars Von Trier and like Tarkovky's library they represent a part of his life and feelings

In the end, I consider a piece of work (book , music , movie) a masterpiece when the author puts his feeling inside , when he "writes it with blood". I think here LVT gives us his soul and that makes the difference between a good movie and a 1 in a thousand movies .


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