Lars Von Trier's Nymphomaniac reveals some hints to the film's content involving a duck
By now, many of you know that Lars Von Trier's NYMPHOMANIAC will feature a celebrity cast performing some explicit sexual content. While body doubles will be used for the, ahem, penetrating performances, the movie is still going to push a lot of buttons with critics and audiences. Von Trier has never shied away from pushing the envelope and doesn't appear to be stopping now.
NYMPHOMANIAC will be released in theaters in the United States courtesy of Magnolia, but it remains to be seen if it will be the unrated or softcore version. In either case, we should eventually see the film on Blu-ray in its full hardcore glory. In the meantime, to build anticipation for the movie, Magnolia has issued a press release providing the titles of the chapters that will segment the film. Take a look below:
In 2011 Lars von Trier decided to refrain from all public statements and interviews. To this date he has kept his word.
But his stories are still being told worldwide and Nymphomaniac will be no exception. Using a structure known from literature Nymphomaniac consists of chapters, encapsulating both VOLUME I and VOLUME II and during the next eight months, starting from June and like domino pieces counting down to the release, small bites of these chapters will be published exclusively by a community of selected newspapers around the world.
Each chapter teaser is defined by a headline, a still and a short narrative that playfully unveils the multilayered universe of Nymphomaniac with which Lars von Trier wants to introduce a new film genre: Digressionism.
[Digress /dɪˈgrɛs, daɪ-/ verb: Depart from the main subject]
In looking over those chapter titles, they seem vague and will hopefully make more sense once we actually see the film, but IndieWire pointed out that Chapter 6 has a very interesting subtitle. While I went ahead and looked up the phrase "The Silent Duck" to confirm my suspicions, if you are unfamiliar with the term and are at work, please do not Google it. We will just say that it involves a fist and you can take that along with the title and draw your own conclusions.
I am intrigued by NYMPHOMANIAC if only because I want to see if Lars Von Trier is able to make a watchable movie aside from the gimmick of hardcore sex scenes. We will likely find out by the end of the year.
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