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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

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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

Genres:

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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Trivia

This is the second film featuring Uma Thurman to be cut into two films due to length issues. The first was Kill Bill Vol. 1 (2003). See more »

Goofs

When Joe parks Jerome's Jaguar (after Jerome failing to do so), the shot from the outside shows that the car is parked between two other cars, one in front and one behind theirs. When however, the shot changes to the back seat towards the front, we see that there is no car in front, just empty road. See more »

Quotes

Joe: For me, love was just lust with jealousy added; everything else was total nonsense. For every hundred crimes committed in the name of love, only one is committed in the name of sex.
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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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Followed by Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013) See more »

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Waltz No. 2
Performed by Russian State Symphony Orchestra
Written by Dmitri Shostakovich
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Complete waste of time that give porn a bad name.
15 April 2015 | by jasonboldtSee all my reviews

OK, I admit it, you had me at "Nymphomaniac"...but honestly, the swelling of certain extremities normally associated with the anticipation such a title would evoke, left immediately when I heard LeBeuf speak.The accent he used wasn't even questioned by the director? Did the director actually watch any scenes on playback? Are we to believe that a nymphomaniac believes themselves to be worthless humans? Now, I tried to reserve judgement until I had watched both...a considerable task when one isn't even interested after the "end" of the first trainwreck. I will keep my opinion about the "artistry" to myself. This movie had potential and obviously budget to make a strong impression, but all it did was come off as predictable and a bit antagonist toward conventional morality...maybe that was the point, but again, no comment on the artistic content. It was poorly executed and excruciatingly drawn out. The end was almost a relief...even mildly amusing. Both main characters displayed canned hypocrisy throughout and I would guess that to be another part of the "art" content....once again, no comment. Don't waste your time. Sex is fun and simulated sex isn't...especially when the simulation paints sex to be so.....well, no comment.


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