8 Ways of Looking at Lars von Trier’s ‘Nymphomaniac: Volume 1’



You’ve seen the pervy O-face posters, the seemingly endless stream of NSFW trailers, and the painful-looking stills. Now, it’s finally here: Nymphomaniac. Well, the first of its two parts… on VOD (it premieres in theaters next Friday, March 21; Volume 2 will make its US debut next month). Blowing in on a wave of hype as Lars von Trier’s most shocking film — and that’s saying a lot — it’s already inspiring fanboy raves and feminist freakouts. This was all to be expected, as Von Trier is among the most divisive voices in global cinema. Moderate reactions to his films are hard to find.

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