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Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama | 20 March 2014 (USA)
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The continuation of Joe's sexually dictated life delves into the darker aspects of her adulthood, obsessions and what led to her being in Seligman's care.

Director:

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
Jamie Bell ... K
Uma Thurman ... Mrs. H
Willem Dafoe ... L
Mia Goth ... P
Sophie Kennedy Clark ... B
Michael Pas ... Old Jerôme
Jean-Marc Barr ... Debtor Gentleman
Udo Kier ... The Waiter
Ananya Berg ... Joe - 10 Years
Morgan Hartley Morgan Hartley ... B - 12 Years
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Storyline

Joe continues to tell to Seligman the story of her life. Joe lives with Jerôme and their son Marcel and out of the blue, she loses sexual sensation in intercourse. Joe seeks kinky sex, perversions and sadomasochism expecting to retrieve her sex drive. Jerôme leaves home with Marcel and gives his son to a foster house for adoption. Then Joe is sent to therapy by her gynecologist but she does not admit that she is addicted to sex. Meanwhile Seligman tells Joe that he is virgin and helps her to understand her actions. Joe believes that Seligman is her friend, but is he? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Forget About Love

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Stellan Skarsgård (Seligman) & Charlotte Gainsbourg (Joe) also worked together on Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013) and another Lars von Trier film, Melancholia (2011), as Jack & Claire respectively. See more »

Goofs

P's earring disappears and reappears throughout her argument with Joe over the gun. See more »

Quotes

Joe's Father: It's actually
[pauses]
Joe's Father: the souls of the trees that we see in the winter.
Young Joe: I think they look like human souls.
Joe's Father: You're right. They do look like human souls. Twisted souls. Regular Souls. Crazy souls. All depending on the kind of lives human beings lead.
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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 were performed by body doubles." See more »

Alternate Versions

The director's cut adds roughly 57 minutes of footage, expanding some of the subplots. See more »

Connections

References Antichrist (2009) See more »

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Das Rheingold, Scene III: Verwandlungsmusik
Performed by Staatsorchester Stuttgart
Written by Richard Wagner
Courtesy of Naxos Music
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Nymphomaniac: Vol. II
27 March 2014 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a woman who turns into dark sexual behaviour after discovering that just sex is not enough to satisfy her nymphomaniac urges.

In "Nymphomaniac: Vol. II", there is a lot of graphic sex. The sadomasochism is quite shocking and raw. There are many occasions when I was very surprised by how far the actors and actresses would go. How she descends into a pitiful state is sad. The second half of the film takes a turn into exploring another side of Joe's sexuality. Actually, "Nymphomaniac: Vol. II" explores almost all common sexual minority behaviours - it is almost an eye opener - and in some cases eye closer.

"Nymphomaniac: Vol. II" is a bit too extreme for my taste.


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Language:

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Release Date:

20 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$74,978, 6 April 2014

Gross USA:

$327,167

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,934,725
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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