Search results for "Lars von Trier"


Antichrist (2009) RT 50% / Audience 55%

DVD release: Mar 2010

A grieving couple retreats to their cabin 'Eden' in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Willem Dafoe  •  Charlotte Gainsbourg  •  Storm Acheche Sahlstrøm

Breaking the Waves (1996) RT 86% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Jul 2005

In a small and conservative Scottish village, a woman's paralytic husband convinces her to have extramarital intercourse so she can tell him about it and give him a reason for ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Emily Watson  •  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Katrin Cartlidge  •  Jean-Marc Barr

Dancer in the Dark (2000) RT 68% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Mar 2001

Selma, a Czech immigrant on the verge of blindness, struggles to make ends meet for herself and her son, who has inherited the same genetic disorder and will suffer the same ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Music
DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Björk  •  Catherine Deneuve  •  David Morse  •  Peter Stormare

Dogville (2003) RT 70% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Aug 2004

A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Harriet Andersson  •  Lauren Bacall  •  Jean-Marc Barr

Manderlay (2005) RT 50% / Audience 75%

DVD release: Aug 2006

In 1933, after leaving Dogville, Grace Margaret Mulligan sees a slave being punished at a cotton farm called Manderlay. Officially slavery is illegal and Grace stands up ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Bryce Dallas Howard  •  Isaach De Bankolé  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Danny Glover

The Element of Crime (1984) RT 77% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Sep 2000

Fisher, an ex-detective, decides to take one final case when a mysterious serial killer claims the lives of several young girls. Fisher, unable to find the culprit, turns to ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Science Fiction • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Michael Elphick  •  Esmond Knight  •  Me Me Lai  •  Jerold Wells

The Five Obstructions (2003) RT 88% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Oct 2004

About a filmmaker not only revisiting, but also recreating (not in a conventional sense) one of his first films, 1967's The Perfect Human [Det perfekte menneske].  (more)

GENRES: Documentary • Drama
DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier  •  Jørgen Leth
CAST:  Claus Nissen  •  Lars von Trier  •  Majken Algren Nielsen  •  Jacqueline Arenal

The Idiots (1998)

With his first Dogma-95 film director Lars von Trier opens up a completely new film platform. With a mix of home-video and documentary styles the film tells the story of a ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Bodil Jørgensen  •  Jens Albinus  •  Anne Louise Hassing  •  Troels Lyby

The Kingdom (1994) RT 51% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Dec 2007

The first part of a Danish miniseries that has been edited into two massive films, "Riget" is set in the neurosurgical ward of Copenhagen's Rigshospitalet, the city and ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier  •  Morten Arnfred
CAST:  Udo Kier  •  Ernst-Hugo Järegård  •  Laura Christensen  •  Baard Owe

Europa (1991)

An American, Leopold Kessler, goes to post-war Germany in 1945 to work as a railroad conductor for the Zentropa Rail Line instead of going into the Army because he feels its a ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Jean-Marc Barr  •  Barbara Sukowa  •  Udo Kier  •  Ernst-Hugo Järegård




Epidemic (1987)

The second of Trier's films known collectively as the Europa trilogy. The other two films in the trilogy are The Element of Crime (1984) and Europa (1991). Co-written by Niels ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror
DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Lars von Trier  •  Niels Vørsel  •  Michael Simpson

Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2013) RT 60% / Audience 55%

The continuation of Joe's sexually dictated life delves into the darker aspects of her adult life and what led to her being in Seligman's care.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Charlotte Gainsbourg  •  Shia LaBeouf  •  Willem Dafoe  •  Udo Kier

The Trip to Squash Land (1967)

The earliest recognized film by Lars Trier (made in his youth before he adopted the "von") is this stop motion cartoon, Turen til Squach land… En Super Pølse film (Trip to ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST: 

Good Night, Dear (1968)

Lars von Trier himself has one of the lead roles in this short film about a bank employee being subjected to a brutal robbery.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Lars von Trier

Why Try to Escape from Which You Know You Can't Escape from? Because You Are a Coward (1970)

A man is being haunted by a masked stranger. The only language used in the movie comes from three (inter) title cards and a few sentences of sermon-like talk in Danish. Some ...  (more)

GENRES: Horror • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST: 

A Flower (1971)

A boy grows a seed into a flower while the world around him marches on.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST: 

Menthe - la bienheureuse (1979)

Based on the sadomasochistic novel by Dominique Aury, "Story of O", tells the story of a voluntary female submission.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Inger Hvidtfeldt  •  Annette Linnet  •  Carl-Henrik Trier  •  Lars von Trier

Dogville: The Pilot (2003)

Dogville: The Pilot was shot during 2001 in the pre-production phase to test whether the concept of chalk lines and sparse scenery would work. The 15-minute pilot film starred ...  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Sidse Babett Knudsen  •  Nikolaj Lie Kaas  •  Jens Albinus  •  Michael Larsen II

Nocturne (1980) RT Audience 50%

It's night. Perhaps after a dream of an intruder crashing through a window, a woman who's sensitive to light has a telephone conversation with a friend. The woman has a plane ...  (more)

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DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Yvette

Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2013) RT 75% / Audience 69%

A man named Seligman finds a fainted wounded woman in an alley and he brings her home. She tells him that her name is Joe and that she is nymphomaniac. Joe tells her life and ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  Lars von Trier
CAST:  Charlotte Gainsbourg  •  Stellan Skarsgård  •  Stacy Martin  •  Shia LaBeouf