Lars Von Trier is no stranger to controversy and his new film, Nymphomaniac, is sure to cause more. This is mainly due to the fact it will be featuring real sex between the actors and actresses. There will be a soft and hard core version of the film which will also be in two parts.
The film stars Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, Stacy Martin, Uma Thurman, Connie Nielsen and Christian Slater.
The first image from the film shows Gainsbourg in an alley.
Nymphomaniac is the light and poetic story of a woman’s erotic journey from birth to the age of 50 as told by the main character, the self‐diagnosed nymphomaniac, Joe.
On a cold winter’s evening Seligman, an old bachelor, finds Joe semi‐unconscious and beaten up in an alleyway. After bringing her to his flat he sees to her wounds while trying to understand how things could have gone so wrong for her.
He listens intently as she over the next 8 chapters recounts the lushly branched-out and multi-faceted story of her life, rich in associations and interjecting incidents.