Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac Quotes Edgar Allan Poe In Fourth Teaser, Delirium


If you’ve been keeping tabs on the upcoming Lars Von Trier project Nymphomaniac, you’ll know that there’s a lot of anticipation amongst cinephiles for the controversial director’s graphic, decade-spanning story of a self-diagnosed sex addict, played by Charlotte Gainsbourg.

In order to bait his fans, Von Trier has released various teasers for different “chapters” of Nymphomaniac. So far, teasers for Chapter 1: The Compleat Angler, Chapter 2: Jerôme, and Chapter 3: Mrs. H have all hit YouTube via the film’s official channel. Now, we’ve got the teaser for Chapter 4: Delirium, which you can watch below:

While the other Nymphomaniac teasers buzzed with an unmistakable sexual energy, this fourth clip takes a different, bleaker approach, presenting one crane shot of Gainsbourg walking towards a hospital, while an unseen narrator recites the opening lines of Edgar Allan Poe’s chilling tale Fall of the House of Usher.

Though the black-and-white clip by itself is baffling to both casual watchers and fans of Von Trier, the upload does come with a brief explanation of the chapter’s name: “Delirium: Confusion. Delusion. Hallucination. The nymphomaniac’s father dies.

Aside from Gainsbourg, the film stars Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgard, Willem Dafoe, Jamie Bell and Uma Thurman.

Nymphomaniac has gained attention in recent months following news that Von Trier has opted to split it into two separate two-and-a-half hour-long films and is also pursuing a TV show to follow the cinematic version.

The film is supposedly set to premiere later this year and will officially debut in Denmark on December 25th, but no US release date has yet been set. Von Trier is currently working through hundreds of hours of footage to complete editing for Nymphomaniac.

What do you make of the latest Nymphomaniac teaser? Will you be interested in seeing Von Trier’s vision realized on the big screen, or are you not a fan of the often explicit, shocking director? Let us know in the comments section.