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The House That Jack Built (2018)

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The story follows Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer, over the course of twelve years, and depicts the murders that really develop his inner madman.

Director:

Lars von Trier

Writers:

Lars von Trier (screenplay), Jenle Hallund (story by)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Matt Dillon ... Jack
Bruno Ganz ... Verge
Uma Thurman ... Lady 1
Siobhan Fallon Hogan ... Lady 2
Sofie Gråbøl ... Lady 3
Riley Keough ... Simple
Jeremy Davies ... Al
Ed Speleers ... Ed - Police officer 2
David Bailie ... S.P.
Ji-tae Yu ... Man 2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christian Arnold ... Man 1
Cohen Day ... George
Rocco Day ... Grumpy
Jerker Fahlström ... Man 4
Osy Ikhile ... Military man
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Storyline

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 Zentropa Entertainments

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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

Denmark | France | Germany | Sweden

Language:

English | German | Italian

Release Date:

14 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La casa de Jack See more »

Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark See more »

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Budget:

€8,700,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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Trivia

-The film had its world premiere at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival on May 14, 2018. It was reported that more than a hundred audience members walked out during the premiere, though a six-minute standing ovation followed the screening. See more »

Goofs

In the closing credits, "Miscellaneons Crew" can be seen. See more »

Quotes

Jack: Are you allowed to speak along the way? I was thinking there might be rules.
Verge: Let me put it this way: very few make it all the way without uttering a word. But do carry on merrily. Just don't believe you're going to tell me something I haven't heard before.
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Connections

Featured in ARfRA: The House That Jack Built Controversy (2018) See more »

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Written by David Bowie, John Lennon, and Carlos Alomar
Performed by David Bowie
Courtesy of RZO Music
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It had the potential to be the best serial killer movie of all time
23 September 2018 | by jamesswmediaSee all my reviews

Praise to the director for creating this piece of brilliant combination between killng, art, comedy and a fine grotesque film.

It goes beyond what many movies would dare to show when it comes to this type of genre.

A long movie but it captivated the attention of the movie goers as the room was fully quiet.

The end is what I did not fully understand and that is why I am not giving this film 10 stars. It is long, confusing and I don't see the deeper meaning that the director tried to deliver.

Highly recommended if you are willing to immerse in the brutal mind of a serial killer.


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