First Image from Lars Von Trier’s NYMPHOMANIAC Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg

     February 6, 2013


The first image has been released for Lars Von Trier’s upcoming erotic drama NymphomaniacCharlotte Gainsbourg stars as Joe, a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac who recounts her life story to Seligman (Stellan Skarsgard), an old, charming bachelor who finds Jo beaten up in an alley.  Joe then recounts to him the story of her erotic life, from birth to the age of fifty.  The two-part movie began shooting in August, and will be released in both hard-core and soft-core versions with an eye towards a release later this year.

Hit the jump to check out the safe-for-work image, which presumably takes place at the beginning of the story.  The film also stars Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, Connie Nielsen, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe, Jean-Marc Barr, and Udo Kier.

Via Trustnordisk.


Here’s the official synopsis for Nymphomaniac:

NYMPHOMANIAC is the wild and poetic story of a woman’s journey from birth to the age of 50 as told by the main character, the self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, Joe (Gainsbourg). On a cold winter’s evening the old, charming bachelor, Seligman (Skarsgård), finds Joe beaten up in an alley. He brings her home to his flat where he cares for her wounds while asking her about her life. He listens intently as Joe over the next 8 chapters recounts the lushy branched-out and multifaceted story of her life, rich in associations and interjecting incidents.

  • stylus59

    Cool. Seems interesting

  • It\’s A Trap!

    Sounds like a promising story. Hope the “sex” doesn’t overshadow what could be an exceptional movie with a strong, confident female lead. I thought Anti Christ was great!

  • Theo

    Isnt this the one Nicole Kidman backed out of because its freakin porno movie being paraded as a legitimate film?

    • chaos….reigns

      I mean A. there are plenty of legitimate films with strong sexual elements, and b. no she had to back out due to conflicts with Grace of Monaco and praised the script highly. But PURITAN RAGE.

  • tarek

    step by step the porn industry will merge with the mainstream cinema

    • chaos….reigns

      I mean its not like this will be at your nearest multiplex. And is that any worse than the military-industrial complex doing it?

  • envelope pusher

    Who is the most provocative, influential and ground-breaking filmmaker alive today? Nolan: please! Lynch: sometimes, maybe. P.T.Anderson: warmer. Von Trier: probably. If anyone can legitimize porn or at least provide soft-core with substance, it’s this guy. Something Kubrick wanted and failed to do with Eyes Wide Shut (speaking of Kidman).

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