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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:

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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Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

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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

-Von Trier split the filming into two parts to allow the opportunity for editing in between, something he has never done before. 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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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
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One of the very worst films I have ever seen !!!!
12 October 2018 | by costas-81556See all my reviews

It is so bad .. that it is hard to describe it! The famous director claiming coming up with this after years of research of serial killers profiles... and comes up with such utter rubbish? Many people in the cinema I watched walking out or laughing with the way the story was given. I normally love long films .. but this is 155 of completely wasted time offered zero entertainment in every aspect and type!!


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