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 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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Forget About Love

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Drama

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Whether it is coincidental or a sly touch on Lars von Trier's part, the three works Seligman references as his literary encounter with the erotic are the three films that make up Pier Paolo Pasolini's "Trilogy of Life": The Decameron (1971), The Canterbury Tales (1972) and Arabian Nights (1974). The "Trilogy of Life" was noteworthy for its attention to sexuality. See more »

Goofs

During the chapter The Mirror, after Seligman explains that the top of the diamond is called a mirror in some languages and Joe mentions he has a mirror on the wall, you can clearly see the camera and crew members reflected in it. You even see the camera move as it pans right. See more »

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Joe: The human qualities can be expressed in one word: Hypocrisy. We elevate those who say "right" but mean "wrong" and mock those who say "wrong" but mean "right." By the way, I can assure you that women who claim that negros don't turn them on, they're lying.
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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 »

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Requiem In D Minor: Requiem Aeternam
Performed by Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Courtesy of Naxos Music
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Bitter, sad, filled with dishonorable and dirty animal desire, but fun and mind challenging at the same time.
1 April 2014 | by TheMovieVlogSee all my reviews

The second half of Von Trier's latest is not as solid as the first. And, the blasphemous theme is lost in some sort of unsteady rebellion against societal / cultural oppression of women. This aspect is unsteady because if feels like there is also a certain level of sadistic eroticism where the woman is firmly position as the object of cruelty.

All together, it's a really smart, honest and daring look at sexual addiction and dysfunction... then there is this off the rails third act which is completely unnecessary and ridiculous.

While it meanders a little after Volume 1, and the plot makes some baffling leaps, it is still electrifying and well worth viewing, particularly when viewed right after part one.


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Country:

Denmark | Germany | Belgium | UK | France | Sweden

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nymphomaniac: Vol. II See more »

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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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