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Re: Lars Von Trier
« Reply #225 on: October 09, 2009, 06:06:55 PM »
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Von Trier is bat shit crazy and that's what makes him one of the most exciting filmmakers in the game. What a genius piece of shit freak he is.
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« Reply #226 on: February 23, 2010, 12:10:07 PM »
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Von Trier is bat shit crazy and that's what makes him one of the most exciting filmmakers in the game. What a genius piece of shit freak he is.

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Re: Lars Von Trier
« Reply #227 on: April 15, 2010, 07:38:01 PM »
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Lars Von Trier Taps Dunst For `Melancholia'
By MIKE FLEMING; Deadline Hollywood

The end of the Spider-Man franchise has created new opportunities for Kirsten Dunst. She's just been set by Lars von Trier to play the lead role in Melancholia that Penelope Cruz was negotiating before she jumped to Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Melancholia is a sci-fi disaster film that will shoot July through September in Southern Sweden, with Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling, Alexander Skarsgaard, Stellan Skarsgaard and Udo Kier also attached to roles. Dunst is currently starring with Jim Sturgess in Upside Down. Bastard, the short film she directed and co-wrote, will premiere at the Tribeca Film Fest and was just accepted into Cannes.
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Re: Lars Von Trier
« Reply #228 on: April 15, 2010, 08:26:45 PM »
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Her face is a disaster. She belongs in this movie.
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« Reply #229 on: May 18, 2010, 10:24:17 AM »
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John Hurt joins Lars von Trier's 'Melancholia'
Kirsten Dunst, Kiefer Sutherland also cast in disaster movie
Source: Hollywood Reporter
 
CANNES -- Lars von Trier has completed casting on his new disaster movie "Melancholia," adding John Hurt to a cast that includes Kirsten Dunst, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling and Charlotte Gainsbourg, who won the best actress prize in Cannes last year with von Trier's shocker "Antichrist."

Father and son Stellan and Alexander Skarsgard as well as von Trier regular Udo Kier complete the cast of the $7.5 million production, which starts shooting July 19 in Trollhattan, Sweden.

A 2011 Cannes Competition slot is all but guaranteed for "Melancholia," though von Trier will have a hard time topping the scandal he set off with "Antichrist" in 2009.
   
Peter A. Jensen, head of von Trier's production firm, Zentropa, and an executive producer on the project, described "Melancholia" as a "beautiful film about the end of the world," but was cagey about disclosing any plot points. He would only hint that the story hinged on a "large object from outer space approaching Earth" that affects the planet's inhabitants.

Zentropa Denmark is producing Melancholia together with Slot Machine in France, Zentropa International in Cologne, Sweden's Memfis Film and Trollhattan Film. Meta Louise Foldager, who produced "Antichrist," and Louise Vesth ("Zoomers") will produce. TrustNordisk is handling sales.
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Re: Lars Von Trier
« Reply #230 on: March 24, 2011, 05:03:34 PM »
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Lars Von Trier Plots ‘The Nymphomaniac’ For His Next Film
Source: The Playlist

While Lars von Trier‘s harshest critics deride his treatment of women in his films, the director—or rather his business partners—know that controversy keeps the lights on, and with that in mind it’s no surprise to hear what his next film is. Screen Daily recently caught up with the director who revealed his next film will once again put women front and center. “I’m thinking of making a film about a woman’s erotic birth, a woman who discovers her eroticism. The working title is ‘The Nymphomaniac,’” von Trier said. He goes to explain that he actually had another film he was considering but was advised that, for funding purposes, this one was the easier sell. “I had two titles that I put to my business partner Peter Aalbæk Jensen. One was ‘The Nymphomaniac,’ the other was ‘Dirt in Bedsores.’ I asked him which one he thought was the most commercial. He said that with a title like ‘The Nymphomaniac,’ the film would already be financed,” he said. And while we’re still recovering from how awesome “Dirt In Bedsores” as a title alone is (it also sounds like something Harmony Korine would dream up), it should be said, this is still in early stages. There’s no actress lined up for the part and von Trier admits that it might be difficult given the subject matter, but we can’t imagine it’s any more challenging than cutting off your own clitoris, stabbing a dude in the dick and jerking him off until he ejaculates blood. Just saying. But for now, von Trier is likely priming “Melancholia” for the Croisette in May. Starring Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling, John Hurt, Alexander Skarsgård, Stellan Skarsgård and Udo Kier, the film centers on two sisters and their differing reactions to the impending doom of the planet Earth. As von Trier elaborated last fall, the film will open with the Earth getting crushed and then presumably flash back to how it happened. Dunst and Alexander Skarsgård will play a married couple who slowly come apart as Dunst accepts the fate of the upcoming end of the world, pulling away from both her work and relationship, and settling into a slower pace of life. On the other hand, her sister, played by Gainsbourg, panicking with the looming end of civilization and eager to protect the fears of her 6-year-old nephew, will try and shield him from their fate. If you can’t make it to Cannes, Magnolia has already snatched up the U.S. rights to the film and will release it later this year. And oh yeah, von Trier is still selling his mobile home on eBay—but the reserve hasn’t been met yet. Melancholia indeed.
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Re: Lars Von Trier
« Reply #231 on: May 18, 2011, 09:01:23 AM »
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Lars von Trier Admits to Being a Nazi, Understanding Hitler (Cannes 2011)
Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg look on in disbelief as the "Melancholia" director shocks at Cannes press conference.
Source: THR

CANNES –Danish director Lars von Trier pulled a Mel Gibson in Cannes Wednesday, giving a shocking and hilarious press conference for his new film Melancholia in which he admitted to being a Nazi, to understanding Hitler and speculated that his next movie could be The Final Solution. Von Trier has never been very P.C. and his Cannes press conferences always play like a dark stand-up routine, but at the Melancholia press conference he took it to another level, tossing a grenade into any sense of public decorum. In response to a question about his Germanic roots, Von Trier set off on a long and twisted answer that, if this were America, not Cannes, would have meant career suicide. “For a long time I thought I was a Jew and I was happy to be a Jew,” he began, “then I met (Danish and Jewish director) Susanne Bier and I wasn’t so happy. But then I found out I was actually a Nazi. My family were German. And that also gave me some pleasure. What can I say? I understand Hitler…I sympathize with him a bit.” Von Trier qualified that “I don’t mean I’m in favor of World War II and I’m not against Jews, not even Susanne Bier” before digging himself deeper. “In fact I’m very much in favor of them. All Jews. Well, Israel is a pain in the ass but…” As Melancholia stars Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg, sitting on either side of Von Trier, stared at him agog, the director paused. “Now how can I get out of this sentence? Ok. I’m a Nazi.” It was a grandiose performance by European cinema’s premiere enfant terrible as Von Trier managed to shock just about everyone in the room. And also made them laugh with the sort of chuckle that gets caught in the throat. The Nazi comments came at the end of a sprawling routine in which Von Trier said his new movie “may be crap…there’s quite a big possibility that it might not be worth seeing” and mused that his next project with Dunst and Gainsbourg would be a 3 to 4 hour porn film “with lots of uncomfortable sex.” Von Trier’s deadpan delivery and cheerful cherub-like smile hinted to the audience that everything was one big joke. Certainly no one took the director seriously when, asked if he would like to do a film on a larger scale, answered: “Yes. We Nazis like to do things on a big scale. Maybe I could do The Final Solution.” During Cannes, it was also announced that von Trier and Martin Scorsese are teaming up for a remake of The Five Obstructions, von Trier's 2003 documentary deconstructing the film making process.
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Re: Lars Von Trier
« Reply #232 on: May 18, 2011, 11:35:29 AM »
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If you're going to joke about being a Nazi, it has to be funny.
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Re: Lars Von Trier
« Reply #233 on: May 18, 2011, 12:15:37 PM »
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That's disgusting.  :yabbse-angry:
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Re: Lars Von Trier
« Reply #234 on: May 18, 2011, 12:20:45 PM »
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very interesting that the article neglects to include he stated his next movie would be The Final Solution with Journalists.  Lars was definitely reaching here, and it was unfortunate that that was the very end of the press conference so there was no rebound, but this article by THR simply justifies Von Trier's disdain for the press

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Re: Lars Von Trier
« Reply #235 on: May 18, 2011, 12:25:17 PM »
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But like JB said, if you're going to be that tasteless when being playful, you have to be funny. You can get away with anything if you're funny, but LVT isn't funny. He's just shocking. He's an idiot.
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Re: Lars Von Trier
« Reply #236 on: May 18, 2011, 12:28:28 PM »
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nah Lars is a pretty funny guy usually and even this bit had a few moments

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Re: Lars Von Trier
« Reply #237 on: May 18, 2011, 12:30:19 PM »
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What a genius piece of shit freak he is.

He's an idiot.

Oh how thin the line is between the two, isn't it?

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Re: Lars Von Trier
« Reply #238 on: May 18, 2011, 12:32:56 PM »
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I don't think it was particularly funny, but I do think it's funny that people think he's had some kind of anti-semitic awakening and really does sympathize with Hitler. It's obviously a stunt (though perhaps a spontaneous one), and the press is sort of proving his point. Headlines like Lars von Trier Admits to Being a Nazi, Understanding Hitler make it sound like he was serious, and that this is some sort of journalistic discovery of his actual real Nazism, which has no relation to reality.
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Re: Lars Von Trier
« Reply #239 on: May 18, 2011, 12:34:00 PM »
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the reporting of the story is more ignorant than the joke. people need to relax a bit.
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