As a special Valentine’s Day treat (?), Magnolia Pictures has released the official U.S. theatrical trailer for director Lars von Trier’s new film Nymphomaniac: Volume I. The two-part epic tells the story of Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac who recounts her numerous sexual encounters to an old bachelor when he discovers her badley beaten in an alley. Volume I looks to mainly take place in flashback, as the young Joe (Stacy Martin) begins her adventurous journey. This trailer is devoid of any NSFW material from von Trier’s graphically explicit film, but there is quite a bit of Shia LaBeouf. The tone is certainly aggressive, and it’ll be interesting to see how von Trier’s epic stands up as two separate films.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Jamie Bell, Uma Thurman, Stacy Martin, Connie Nielsen, Christian Slater, Willem Dafoe, Mia Goth, Nicolas Bro, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Jens Albinus, and Udo Kier. Nymphomaniac: Volume I will be available VOD on March 6th followed by a theatrical release on March 21st, while Nymphomaniac: Volume II hits VOD on April 3rd and theaters on April 18th.
Here’s the official synopsis for Nymphomaniac: Volume I:
NYMPHOMANIAC: VOLUME I is the story of Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac who is discovered badly beaten in an alley by an older bachelor, Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård), who takes her into his home. As he tends to her wounds, she recounts the erotic story of her adolescence and young-adulthood (portrayed in flashback by newcomer Stacy Martin)