Nymphomaniac, Vol. 1
First screened in March 2014
Director: Lars von Trier. Cast: Stacy Martin, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Shia LaBeouf, Christan Slater, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Uma Thurman, Connie Nielsen, Ananya Berg, Sofie Kasten, Anders Hove, Jens Albinus, Jeff Burrell, Andreas Grötzinger, Jesper Christensen, Hugo Speer, Cyron Melville, Nicolas Bro, Christian Gade Bjerrum. Screenplay: Lars von Trier. Twitter Capsule:
So little of Melancholia's conviction or coherence. Desultory, unpersuasive, beyond a few compelling episodes.
Not remotely the provocation its title suggests. Von Trier merits benefit of the doubt but outside of strange, mannered humor there are few surprises or signs of real effort.