Are you sick of reading about marketing teases for lifelong provocateur Lars Von Trier’s latest film, Nymphomaniac? If you’re not yet worn out by the Danish director’s prolific advertising campaign for the sexually-explicit drama, perhaps this new set of promotional posters for the film will do more for you than they have for me.
The first poster is a compilation of all the O-face character posters released last month, with the evocative tagline, “Forget about love.” It highlights the film’s prestigious cast, led by frequent Von Trier collaborator Charlotte Gainsbourg, in the throes of passion.
Check it out below:
Not exactly sure how to respond to Stellan Skarsgard’s O-face, and Jamie Bell’s never ceases to make me crack up, but perhaps fans of Von Trier can find some hidden meaning in how each character is depicted (Uma Thurman looks a little ghostly, for example) when they see the final cut of the film.
The second poster from Nymphomaniac, which you can view at the bottom of this article, is a close up of Gainsbourg, who appears to be having a particularly (ahem) orgastic time yet again. The respected actress plays Joe, the titular sex addict, so the overtly sexual nature of the posters makes sense with regards to Nymphomaniac‘s plot.
If you need a reminder about the film’s flashback-heavy set-up, check out an official plot synopsis below:
“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 alleyway. He brings her home to his flat where he tends to 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.
Nymphomaniac will arrive in theaters this Christmas in Denmark and Norway, followed by a January opening in France. No U.S. release date has yet been set.
Will you be checking out Von Trier’s newest film, or does the director’s tendency towards envelope-pushing subject matter not sit well with you? Let us know in the comments section!