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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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Country:

Denmark | France | Germany | Sweden

Language:

English | German | Italian

Release Date:

14 December 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€8,700,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$172,131, 28 November 2018
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Color | Black and White (archive footage)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Von Trier originally developed the idea as a TV series, but in February 2016, he announced that it would be a feature film. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Simple: I'm not a complete idiot.
Jack: Well I guess that depends on what your definition of "complete" is.
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Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Edited from Riget (1994) 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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Jack's Palace
29 November 2018 | by PeterKovacs37See all my reviews

That feeling, when you're expecting a great thriller about an intelligent psychopath, and you get a surprisingly accurate, but still egotistic social criticism, with Lars von Trier's inner demons in the middle.


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