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Circa 1969, several strangers, most with a secret to bury, meet by chance at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one night, everyone will show their true colors - before everything goes to hell.
USA in the 1970s. We follow the highly intelligent Jack over a span of 12 years and are introduced to the murders that define Jack's development as a serial killer. We experience the story from Jack's point of view, while he postulates each murder is an artwork in itself. As the inevitable police intervention is drawing nearer, he is taking greater and greater risks in his attempt to create the ultimate artwork. Along the way we experience Jack's descriptions of his personal condition, problems and thoughts through a recurring conversation with the unknown Verge - a grotesque mixture of sophistry mixed with an almost childlike self-pity and psychopathic explanations. The House That Jack Built is a dark and sinister story, yet presented through a philosophical and occasional humorous tale.Written by
The film references Lars von Trier's feature film debut The Element of Crime (1984). There is a scene in which the female lead, Kim (Me Me Lai), is first introduced, she is heard speaking the rhyme "The House That Jack Built". Like this film, "The Element of Crime" also concerns a serial killer. See more »
When Jack cut's off the leg of the baby duck, you can see it's real leg, bent in his palm. See more »
All the king's horses and all the king's men couldn't put Simple back together again.
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An R-rated version exists alongside the unrated 'director's cut'. The UK/Irish release is of the unrated version, as confirmed by the press invitation. See more »
If you could consider the word-salad an "Art-movie"
Obviously Lars von Trier is NOT my type of director. I didn't like "Melancholia" either. LvT's prefered "story-telling" tool is the pseudo-intellectual use of symbolism.
In "The house that Jack Built" he over-used the so called word-salad: throwing out notions as OCD, Narcissism, trauma etc, plus some random art references hoping that it will impress the viewer's perceptions and it will lead them to their own conclusions and interpretation. lying to them that somewhere there in this mess of a movie there would be some "deep meaning". LOL. IMHO it's an insult to the viewer's intellect. The prevailing IMDB's rating 10/10 makes me believe such an insult might be well deserved.
Considering the cinematography, I agree with some of the comments that the "shaking camera makes the viewer dizzy". Awful approach!
Definitely unnecessary level of animal&human cruelty. Even for a psychopath movie... Do they still buy this stuff??? Is this STILL trendy?
I give the whole 1 star (1/10) only for the clever finish with the song "Hit the road, Jack"
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