|Director: Lars von Trier||Country: Denmark / Germany / France / Belgium / UK|
|Cast: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Stacy Martin||Production Year: 2013|
Controversial director Lars von Trier returns with his Antichrist leading lady Charlotte Gainsbourg in this explicit double bill about a self-confessed nymphomaniac.
It begins with a man (Skarsgård) discovering a bruised and bleeding woman called Joe (Gainsbourg), who begins to tell him her life story through a series of sexual encounters. Volume I covers her childhood, losing her virginity and her early sexual adventures (with Young Joe played superbly by newcomer Stacy Martin). In Volume II, middle aged Joe is drawn to the darker, more violent side of sexual passion.
“(A) heartfelt study of sex addiction with few of the director’s usual provocations.” ★★★★ The Guardian