Nazi sympathizer and Dutch cinematic provocateur, Lars Von Trier is back in Canne debuting his latest attempt to shock the sensibilities of Zinfandel moms and snowbirds.
In 2011, Von Trier was banned from the French film festival after cracking some jokes about being able to sympathize with Hitler.
Apparently the French still haven’t gotten over getting shutout in Super War 2 by the little man from Austria with the funny mustache. How very insecure of them.
Last time out he try to get us to clutch pearls over a young woman’s
degenerate sex life sexual liberation in Nymphomania.
This time out with he is offering us a serial-killer-as-artist piece, The House That Jack Built, starring Matt Dillon and Uma Thurman.
Without a doubt, the sheer amount of blood, gore and nihilism will cause the elder Madame Bovary to cry out “Hold me, Mordecai!” before catching the vapors and collapsing.
We Get It…
Not to be pigeon-holed as a mere sensationalist, Von TryHard shows us he is also quite the armchair philosopher by having Matt Dillon read Nine Inch Nails lyrics while going about his brutal murders:
“Some people claim that the atrocities we commit in our fictions are those inner desires we cannot commit in our controlled civilization. So they are expressed instead through our art. I don’t agree. I believe heaven and hell are one and the same. The soul belongs to heaven. And the body to hell.”
Whatever. You really are killing us here, Lars. Check out the trailer:
Man, did you guys see the SYMBOLISM? That cut from the tiger to the lamb right after Uma Thurman tells the serial killer that he looks like a serial killer? Did you see it?
And, despite the headlines about walkouts, revulsion and disgust, House received a six-minute long standing ovation.
The House That Jack Built will seem extreme to 13 year-old Call Of Duty players this fall.