Lars Von Trier’s upcoming duo of sexually-charged films, Nymphomaniac, continues to tease with this first glimpse at the marketing campaign. For a film with a staggering cast including Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard and Shia LaBeouf, you might expect the artwork to reflect their beautiful visages. Von Trier, ever the iconoclast, has chosen to not entice audiences with the faces of his cast, but with a sparse symbolic image below the tagline “Forget about love.” You can check it out below.
The films, which were originally one part but have since been split in two, are to be released in soft and hardcore versions, so as to maximise profits we expect. Production company Zentropa who launched the new poster have an eight-month long marketing plan in the works. This involves an interactive website which is better explained if you just visit it and continue to scroll down. It tempts us further with the demand that we “Come back May 16th.” We can only assume this is when the first trailer will be released. Or further innuendo-ridden artwork.
Phillip Einstein Lipski and Maria Biilmann, who designed the campaign said their intentions were to:
“Distill the intimacy and the obscenity of the film down to its simplest form. A form we hope will engage the audience in the universe of Nymphomaniac – one sexy piece of artwork at a time.”
What better an excuse to brush off the whimsy of smutty teenage sketchings in your notebook and transform them under the guise of a film project.
Nymphomaniac recalls the history of a self-confessed sex addict played by Gainsbourg, who tells the tale of her sexual shenanigans to an older man played by Skarsgard after he saves her from a scuffle.
Rounding out the cast are supporting actors Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Jamie Bell, Willem Dafoe and Connie Nielsen.
Nymphomaniac is set for release sometime in 2013. There’ll no doubt we further saucy art to come before then. Are you excited?