Sam, intelligent but without purpose, finds a mysterious woman swimming in his apartment's pool one night. The next morning, she disappears. Sam sets off across LA to find her, and along the way he uncovers a conspiracy far more bizarre.
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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
Lars von Trier's "The House That Jack Built" is, in form and structure, very similar to "Nymphomaniac" but takes this new form of cinema to another level; it tells, on one hand, the story of (some of) the murders commited by a brilliant serial killer; on the other hand, the dramatic narrative is again and again mixed with essayistic undertakings, dealing with topics such as hunting, concentration camps, Albert Speer and Goethe. Thirdly, the film also presents itself as a metaphysical, Dantesque portrayal of the main protagonist's inner workings. The way this is done proves that Lars von Trier is the most original thinker in cinema today. This film is a masterpiece. Matt Dillon gives the performance of his career and should be awarded an Academy Award.
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