FORGET ABOUT LOVE.
When Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård) finds Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg) lying beaten up near his apartment, he brings her home and starts listening to her story; at a very early age she realized that she was a nymphomaniac… What was more or less described as Lars von Trier’s stab at full-blown pornography has its share of graphic sex, and is intriguing at first. Partly for the potential of the story and its complex portrait of a troubled woman, partly for its philosophical ambition. Well acted, but in the end not terribly interesting or shocking. But there’s a Vol. II…
2013-Denmark-Germany-Belgium-France-Britain. 118 min. Color-B/W. Widescreen. Written and directed by Lars von Trier. Cast: Charlotte Gainsbourg (Joe), Stellan Skarsgård (Seligman), Stacy Martin (Young Joe), Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman… Connie Nielsen.
Trivia: Nicole Kidman and Liam Hemsworth were allegedly considered for roles. Released simultaneously as Nymph()maniac: Vol. II. The full uncensored cut runs 145 min.