Antichrist, Anyone?

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I admire Lars Von Trier more for his pranks than his artistry, although I thought Dogville was pretty brilliant.   Breaking the Waves, Dancing in the Dark, nope, not for me. Too much angst, too little catharsis.

Now, his new film Antichrist has riled up viewers at Cannes, and has divided critics into two camps (roughly, “What a genius!” and “What repulsive trash!”)

Here’s the storyline: A married couple goes into the woods to help the wife recover from the death of their child. Things get out of hand, ending in shocking violence and sexual mutilation.

How much would you pay to not have to see this movie? I don’t have much in my bank account but I’d be willing to empty it, if that’s what it took.   Lars, I love you, don’t ever change, just don’t come near me with anything sharp.

Here’s the trailer if you’re up to it.

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15 Responses to Antichrist, Anyone?

  1. honeypants says:

    Hmmm, I think I’d really like to see that actually. I’m sorry!!!

  2. Winter Bird says:

    A beautifully photographed film with violence and sexual mutilation. Sign me up!

  3. Jill says:

    I’ve seen the trailor…wish I hadn’t. Life doesn’t have to be all sunshine and bunnies, but I’ve decided I’m not going to go out of my way anymore to be scared, depressed or repulsed.

  4. Danielle says:

    Um, except I don’t think she does it with a sharp object…. Nasty!

  5. Yes, I’d gladly empty my bank account, which is nearly empty anyway, NOT to see this movie! I HATED Breaking the Waves, so I’ve avoided Lars since then.

  6. Jools says:

    no thanks. i’m in enough pain already.

  7. ambika says:

    I liked Breaking the Waves, had mixed feelings about Dogville, and given how brutalized they both made me feel, would never see either again. Just couldn’t see another one of his movies, either, I don’t think–especially not this.

  8. WendyB says:

    “Things get out of hand, ending in shocking violence and sexual mutilation.” — story of my life!

  9. alittlelux says:

    i actually did not enjoy dogville. it felt like three hours of nicole kidman abuse. people were walking out on the movie when i went to go see it. ugggg….

  10. Sister Wolf says:

    Honeypants – Well, you like scary stuff, so maybe you can take it.

    Winter Bird – It just got a distributor, so you can give us a review.

    Jill – Amen.

  11. Sister Wolf says:

    Danielle – Uh oh.

    Iheartfashion – Hated it, even from the other room!

    Jools – Oh poor Jools! It will get better, I promise.

    ambika – I think he wants you to feel assaulted…I don’t need any more, either.

    WendyB- And yet you seem so harmless!

    alittlelux – I must have been in the mood to be abused when I saw it. I recall thinking that it was very bold in its bleak outlook.

  12. oh god, i almost puke just thinking about it. maybe in 5 months.

  13. I got kicked out of the Cannes screening for shouting “For Gods sake somebody throw a pie!” at the halfway point…

  14. slimeylimey says:

    Lars needs a good swift kick in his undoubtedly rather small testicles.I hear he’s hung like a lightswitch. I havent seen the film but i saw the trailer with all those ominous crows flying about. Wooo, scary! And willem has a nice wang so natch lars has to disfigure it and reduce it to a size he can handle, not to mention Charlotte’s pleasure dome. Sicky little scandinavian man. Wow,excuse my negativity!

  15. Sister Wolf says:

    fashion herald – Oh dear, sorry, I forgot about your Condition!

    Ashton – I wish this were true.

    slimeylimey – You know, I’m always hearing about Willem’s enormous package. If it’s really so impressive, why did he have to fuck with the spelling of his name, just tell me that!

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