Lars Von Trier’s Latest Prompts Outrage and Walk-Outs at Cannes

May 15, 2018
The Danish provocateur is at it again.

Look, the last time Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier (Melancholia, Antichrist, Dancer in the Dark) was at Cannes, he made a joke about being a Nazi and got himself banned. That was back in 2011. Now he’s back with a new movie, The House That Jack Built, and people are really pissed.

The first screening of von Trier’s latest, a portrait of a serial killer spanning 12 years that stars Matt Dillon, Uma Thurman, Riley Keough, and Bruno Ganz, prompted revulsion and disgust in the audience, with reportedly over 100 patrons walking out before the credits rolled.

We’re given to understand that the film is extremely graphic (shocker), with the titular Jack (Dillon) mainly preying on women and turning his victims into macabre objets d’art. As ever, Twitter has all the hot takes you could want:

Still, it’s not like they weren’t warned:

And some – including us if we’re being honest here – are a bit like, hell, what did you expect?

Because, y’know, he’s Lars von fucking Trier.

Still it looks like there’s a happy ending – for old mate Lars at least:

Honestly? Can’t wait to see this one.


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