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The House That Jack Built (2018)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 28 December 2018 (USA)
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The story follows Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer over the course of 12 years and depicts the murders that truly develop Jack as a serial killer.

Director:

Lars von Trier

Writers:

Jenle Hallund (story by), Lars von Trier (screenplay)
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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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Drama | Horror | Thriller

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Country:

Denmark | France | Germany | Sweden

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Casa que Jack Construiu 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 movie seems to depict the killer jack as Dante aligehri and Virgil his guide through the 9 circles of the inferno. This is from the 3part Italian poem dantes inferno, the divine comedy, inferno, purgatoria paradiso. See more »

Quotes

Jack: Nobody wants to help!
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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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We are born wet, naked and hungry. Then things could get worse...if you happen to meet up with Jack
5 September 2018 | by Ed-ShullivanSee all my reviews

Matt Dillon should not have any difficulty in scaring the beejeebies out of his audience by getting under your skin, literally and figuratively. At a recorded (longer than most feature films) run time of 155 minutes, don't be surprised if a few of your fellow movie goers abruptly leave the screening before Jack's series of mutilations and serial murders ends. As a suspense film that runs for over 2 1/2 hours, it is obviously hard for the novice fan of any serial killer themed film to hang in there without heaving up their popcorn, or dampening their seat with a puddle in their pants.

Danish born Writer/Director Lars von Trier is no slouch when it comes to captivating an audience's attention. He has been engaged in film making for close to 40 years now and with a combination of mastering his dreamlike visual effects and maintaining his key subjects persona with abnormal behaviors (as is the case with our serial killer Jack) that intrigue his audience to wonder "what's to come next?"


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