Nymphomaniac Unfolding Day-by-Day

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We will have to wait until 25 December for its theatrical release. For now there is plenty to discover in the campaign unfolding the multifaceted universe of Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac.

November 22, 2013: Official Trailer

November 1, 2013: Nymphomaniac appetizer – Chapter 5: The Little Organ School

The Little Organ School

A chorale prelude by Bach: Three voices each with its own character, but in complete harmony. In other words:


The nymphomaniac is easily inspired, and acts it out.

October 10, 2013: 14 character posters are released

September 27, 2013: NYMPHOMANIAC appetizer – Chapter 4: Delirium



Confusion. Delusion. Hallucination.

The nymphomaniac’s father dies.

The website www.nymphomaniacthemovie.com announces it will be updated October 10th.

August 30, 2013: NYMPHOMANIAC appetizer – Chapter 3: Mrs. H


Mrs. H

Keeping track of a large network of lovers isn’t always easy, and Joe is soon confronted with the unpleasant consequences of being a nymphomaniac.

After all, you can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs.

The website www.nymphomaniacthemovie.com announces it will be updated September 27th.

 July 26, 2013: NYMPHOMANIAC appetizer – Chapter 2: Jerôme



“Love is just lust with jealousy added”

Though love is a shallow feeling in the eyes of the cynical nymphomaniac, young Joe is met by forces penetrating her armoured defences.

The website www.nymphomaniacthemovie.com announces it will be updated August 30th.

June 28, 2013: NYMPHOMANIAC appetizer – Chapter 1: The Compleat Angler


The Compleat Angler

How does an ordinary bag of chocolate sweets become a symbol of sexual victory?

As Joe and her experienced friend B embark on a train trip, they bet on how many men they can seduce on the ride.

The grand prize is a delicious bag of chocolate sweets, and it soon becomes clear to Joe that in order to win, she needs to lure the prey into biting the hook like a skilled fisherman.

The website www.nymphomaniacthemovie.com announces it will be updated July 26th.

May 16, 2013: NYMPHOMANIAC world premieres in December

…And third still released.

Speculations about the NYMPHOMANIAC premiere are now put to an end. Copenhagen, Denmark will be hosting the World Premiere December 25th 2013. Peter Aalbæk Jensen, CEO Zentropa: “Seeing the film’s visual effects will be a significant part of the storytelling, we’re facing a huge post-production phase and currently Lars has just begun editing PART II. So December is a good month. Besides, what’s more Christmassy than a film like this?”

To celebrate a locked date for the film’s world premiere, Zentropa Entertainment has released yet another piece of information disclosing the universe of NYMPHOMANIAC; a voluminous ensemble still presenting the main cast. The ensemble still is photographed by Casper Sejersen and features (from left to right): Stacy Martin, Lars von Trier, Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, Udo Kier, Uma Thurman, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Willem Dafoe, Mia Goth, Stellan Skarsgård, Christian Slater, Nicolas Bro, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Connie Nielsen.

The website www.nymphomaniacthemovie.com announces it will be updated May 31st.

May 02, 2013: NYMPHOMANIAC campaign kicks off


Zentropa Entertainments kicks off the upcoming campaign of Lars von Trier’s NYMPHOMANIAC launching a teaser poster and a website. The campaign will stretch over the next eight months. “In the campaign we have tried to distil the intimacy and the obscenity of the film down to its simplest form. A form that we hope will engage the audience in the universe of NYMPHOMANIAC – one sexy piece of artwork at a time”, say Phillip Einstein Lipski and Maria Biilmann, who have developed and designed the campaign.

Check out the website here: www.nymphomaniacthemovie.com

So far NYMPHOMANIAC is sold to US (Magnolia), Canada (Mongrel Media), Australia/NZ (Transmission Films), France (Les Films du Losange), UK/Ireland (Artificial Eye), Benelux (Wildbunch), Greece/Cyprus (Seven Films), Germany/Austria (Concorde), Switzerland (Elite Film AG), Portugal (Leopardo Filmes, Lda), Russia CIS (Central Partnership), Czech Republic/Slovakia (AeroFilms), Ex-Yugoslavia (Cinemania Groupicon), Poland (Gutek Film), Estonia (Estin Film), Lithuania/Latvia (Acme Film), Romania (Independenta Films´97), Bulgaria (Art Fest Ltd.), Hungary (Vertigo Media), Brazil (California Films), Colombia, Venezuela, Central America, Equador (Cineplex Inc.), Mexico (Cine Video y TV SA de CV) and Hong Kong (Parkway Management).

April 19, 2013: Lars von Trier welcome back at Cannes Film Festival

ScreenDaily writes: “Quizzed about von Trier’s status by ScreenDaily after the festival’s annual press conference on Thursday, artistic director Thierry Fremaux said: ‘Lars von Trier was declared persona non grata for the festival of 2011… That means that he was declared persona non grata for 2011 and was never declared persona non grata forever.'” “‘We didn’t see his film because it wasn’t ready. The day he has a film ready in time for Cannes we will talk about him again.'”

February 12, 2013: US takes on NYMPHOMANIAC

Magnolia Pictures has snatched the US rights for NYMPHOMANIAC after a buyers-only event screening a promo based on material from the film’s first part.

February 10, 2013: Louise Vesth, Zentropa Films

…tells Wendy Mitchell: “[The film] is written as one piece but in two volumes and eight chapters. So Lars liked the idea that you are able to split the film if you want to. There’s nothing wrong with it as one piece, but it’s written so it can be shown as two volumes.” “And then we have to talk about the censorship, with these two volumes we maybe also need two versions of that. We rely on our financing and there will be [territories] where explicit sex is not possible.”

February 09, 2013: NYMPHOMANIAC ready for release ultimo 2013

nymphomaniac photo2_cannes

…And second still released.

Zentropa writes: “After 268 script pages, 11 weeks of shooting and an immense postproduction with over 100 hours of material to follow, Lars von Trier will complete his upcoming NYMPHOMANIAC ultimo 2013.”

February 06, 2013: First still from NYMPHOMANIAC released

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“My only sin, I believe, is that I always demanded more of the sunset.” Lars von Trier’s NYMPHOMANIAC, has completed shooting and released the first still from the film set.

November 01, 2012: Australia/NZ secured rights of NYMPHOMANIAC

Covering Australia and New Zealand, distributor Transmission Films has secured all rights to NYMPHOMANIAC.

October 17, 2012: International ensemble cast of NYMPHOMANIAC completed

Willem Dafoe and Udo Kier added to NYMPHOMANIAC, marking a completion of the international ensemble cast of over 60 and counting previously not announced names such as Jean-Marc Barr, Caroline Goodall, Kate Ashfield, Saskia Reeves, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Michaël Pas and Omar Shargawi. NYMPHOMANIAC includes an international ensemble cast consisting of Charlotte Gainsbourg and Stellan Skarsgård along with Stacy Martin, Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe, Connie Nielsen, Mia Goth, Udo Kier, Jean-Marc Barr, Caroline Goodall, Kate Ashfield, Saskia Reeves, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Hugo Speer, Felicity Gilbert, Jesper Christensen, Jens Albinus, Nicolas Bro, Cyron Melville, Shanti Roney, Tania Carlin, Severin von Hoensbroech, Peter Gilbert Cotton and many more.

October 10, 2012: Uma Thurman added to cast in NYMPHOMANIAC

Uma Thurman joins the list of cast in NYMPHOMANIAC.

September 12, 2012: Christian Slater added to cast in NYMPHOMANIAC

Christian Slater joins the list of cast in NYMPHOMANIAC.

August 27, 2012: NYMPHOMANIAC starts shooting


Tomorrow, Tuesday August 28th, Lars von Trier will begin the shooting of NYMPHOMANIAC. Scheduled to last 11 weeks, the shooting of NYMPHOMANIAC will take place in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany and for a shorter period in Flanders, Belgium. The work is expected to be released in 2013.

NYMPHOMANIAC is the wild 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 the old, charming bachelor, Seligman, finds Joe beaten up in an alley. He brings her home to his flat where he cares for her wounds while asking her about her life. He listens intently as Joe over the next 8 chapters recounts the lushly branched-out and multi faceted story of her life, rich in associations and interjecting incidents.

With NYMPHOMANIAC Lars von Trier wishes to transfer, in film, previously unseen qualities from the world of literature. A monumental film about the female erotic desire, with claims and counter-claims, conflicting angles, and moral or perhaps precisely immoral observations. Because through the help of the main story, the film allows for the most strident arguments and wildest thesis, and exactly thereby it creates space for the discussion of it all – the film itself, the human beings, life!

Joe will be played by Charlotte Gainsbourg and Seligman by Stellan Skarsgård. Other confirmed names on the preliminary cast list are Stacy Martin (as young Joe), Shia Labeouf, Jamie Bell, Connie Nielsen, Mia Goth, Jens Albinus, Severin von Hoensbroech, Peter Gilberg Cotton, Nicolas Bro, Tabea Tarbiat, Janine Romanowski, Jesper Christensen, Tania Carlin, Felicity Gilbert and Shanti Roney. Due to reasons of censorship NYMPHOMANIAC will be distributed in different versions. PLEASE NOTE: The sex scenes in the film will be performed with the help of body doubles and visual effects. NYMPHOMANIAC is produced by Louise Vesth for Zentropa in co-production with Zentropa International Köln, Slot Machine and Caviar and with support from the Danish Film Institute. International sales are handled by TrustNordisk.

Nymphomaniac in Danish Film Catalogue

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