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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 scene involving the main character's mutilation of a duckling when he was a child was done with the help of special effects, and the duckling was not harmed. Despite this, there was considerable audience backlash toward this scene, but PETA has defended the film in a statement, praising its accurate portrayal of the link between adolescent animal abuse and psychopathy. Animal cruelty is actually known to be a common trait among serial murderers, especially when they are young. See more »
In the closing credits, "Miscellaneons Crew" can be seen. See more »
Some people claim that the atrocities we commit in our fiction are those inner desires which we cannot commit in our controlled civilization, so they're expressed instead through our art. I don't agree. I believe Heaven and Hell are one and the same. The soul belongs to Heaven and the body to Hell.
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The director's cut was release in Europe and Canada with a duration of 155 mins. The US censored version is 150 min and are available in Canada and US VOD. See more »
Incredible satirical comedy,philosophical and unconventional Lars Von Trier movie.
People this time are completely overreacting-the violence is neither that graphic/shocking while it's presented in a hilarious/amusing way and it is not even the point of this film. And it's unfair for The House That Jack Built that it's being criticized for some "pathetic" scenes or "misogynistic" social comments from the director. When you finish the film the one thing that you won't remember will be the violence as the film is filled with black.danish and very intelligent humor ( Making the murders existential food for thought ), intersting contrast opinions in dialogue form ,between Jack and invisible listener Verge, about the history,importance of Art such as where does violence belong in it,the typical false perception of morality by the daily man, controversial for some but honest compliments/fair criticism regarding History,death,religion presented in extremely entertaining documentary like imagery of footage focusing on helping the viewer challenge his opinions,think out of the box and take sides ( agree/disagree ) either way comprehend some absorbing/tricky points about all the previously mentioned mostly social fields with Von Trier's very personal/innovative narrative style. The psychological analysis in Trier's characters or the way they are written is always genius-this time is different,more experimental some moments more fresh. The wild imagery is brave and some times revolutionary trying to "kill" cinematic political correctness,pushing the envelopes once more, this time extremely sarcastically with many spoof-like or completely parody elements close to the end. This movie gracefully combines the brief history of art,highly cultural philosophical questions in contrast with killing "innocent" but guilty to the eyes of a murderer or simply a way of amusement. It is constantly trying to remind the true purpose of an artist, what really can be considered great art and trying to teach the art of extreme which Jack is an anthusiast. Through limitness self-references by the director,personal beliefs that are hardly in a society expressed freely especially in this political correct or hypocritical era for cinema. Respecting all forms of art,reminding the multiple ways of undestanding it and giving hints to Verge's true identity which can be easily revealed early on the film ( Hints are given,if you observe closely ), this is not a shocker but a true/deep ironic tribute to firstly art and secondly Lars Von Trier himself as an artist.
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