Antichrist (Antichrist)

  • Lars von Trier /
  • Denmark /
  • 2009 /
  • 104 mins

Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg / Fiction / English

If you go down to the woods today…

CONSUMER ADVICE: Contains strong real sex scenes, bloody violence and self-mutilation.  Antichrist is being screened as an 18+ film.

A grieving couple retreat to Eden – their wilderness retreat – following the loss of their son in a tragic accident. Psychological torture gives way to physical (be warned!) as He and She (Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg) turn on each other and Nature on them both.

Leaving the strictures of Dogme flailing in its wake, Danish provocateur Lars von Trier’s characteristically controversial two-hander was derided and applauded in roughly equal measure at its recent Cannes debut, and it’s easy to see why... Beautiful, absurd, intense, insane and fascinating.

 

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  • #1 Karen Lonie / Wednesday 15 July, 2009 / 06:31 GMT

    Sorry to be negative, but this film was laughable and a LONG advert for a Director who appears,to me,to be Damien Hirst without the talent...i.e. clever at self-promotion solely.

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