The first image has been released for Lars Von Trier’s upcoming erotic drama Nymphomaniac. Charlotte 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.
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.