Arnon Grunberg



Tonight I saw part 1 of Lars von Trier’s “controversial new film, Nymphomaniac”, at least that’s how The Guardian labeled this movie.
Another quote from this article:

‘Nymphomaniac stars Charlotte Gainsbourg, Von Trier's regular muse, as the anguished Joe, who recounts her experiences to Skarsgård's lonely, bookish bachelor. Flashbacks lead the viewer from casual encounters aboard a commuter train to sadomasochistic sessions inside a sterile office, while the plot finds room for a supporting cast which includes Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, Willem Dafoe and Jamie Bell. At one stage, Uma Thurman crops up as a vengeful wife, escorting her infant sons on a grisly guided tour of Joe's apartment. "Would it be OK if the children saw the whoring bed?" she asks brightly.’

“Nymphomaniac part 1” is definitely not bad porn, I would even hesitate to say that the movie is about a sex addict, unless we are willing to declare that approximately fifty percent of the movies made in Hollywood (and elsewhere) are about killing addicts. And the scene with Uma Thurman as a vengeful wife is one of the best scenes in the history of film. If only for this scene “Nymphomaniac part 1” is a must-see.

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