Reviews, Stacy Martin

HKIFF: "Nymphomaniac: Volume I" Is All Pleasure and Games

8:20 AM 4/5/2014 by Senh Duong
Nymphomaniac: Volume 1
Lars von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac: Volume I” begins with a woman (Charlotte Gainsbourg) lying unconscious in a dark alley, badly beaten with multiple bruises on her face. A sympathetic priest (Stellan Skarsgard) discovers her, takes her home, and tries to figure out what happened. Her name is Joe, and she’s a sex addict.

Nymphomaniac: Vol I (All About Eve)

1:05 PM 3/24/2014 by Sara Vizcarrondo
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When Stellan Skarsgård finds Charlotte Gainsbourg unconscious in an alley, you believe he could carry the bleeding woman to authorities, take her in after she refuses care, you believe he’d serve her tea. Yet, Skarsgård is a familiar to filmmaker/provocateur Lars von Trier, and most memorably played a bedridden husband encouraging his puritanical bride (Emily Watson) to seek pleasure in the world of men (1996’s Breaking the Waves).

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