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Lars von Trier

Director

“I think it's important that we all try to give something to this medium, instead of just thinking about what is the most efficient way of telling a story or making an audience stay in a cinema.”

 

Biography

With a back-story (almost) as singular as his films, Danish director Lars von Trier was one of the most exceptional filmmakers to burst onto the international film scene in the 1990s. Unapologetically confident in his artistry and an unabashed provocateur, von Trier could kick up a fuss about his behavior, but his stylistic brio, extreme narratives, and ability with actors prevented such films as Zentropa (1991), The Kingdom (1994), Breaking the Waves (1996), and Dancer in the Dark (2000) from being eclipsed by their creator. Even as he openly sought a larger audience by making films in English, von Trier’s success helped resurrect Scandinavian cinema’s international prominence; his intense fear of flying ensured he’d never “go Hollywood.”

Raised by his radical, nudist Communist parents in an unconventional environment where, as von Trier once put it, everything was permitted except “feelings, religion and enjoyment,” von Trier blossomed into a neurotic, left-wing, movie-loving… read more

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Mysterious F.

5Jan14

Lars von Trees.

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Checkpoint Charlie

7Nov13

http://www.blackbookmag.com/movies/the-early-short-films-of-lars-von-trier-your-morning-treat-1.66541

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paddy

22Sep13

At times he can conjure up incredibly vivid & emotive images, unfortunately he says absolutely nothing with them.

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subtonal

15Jul13

Also, great quote! That's exactly how I feel.

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Wild film by LVT, age 14

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Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac"

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Lars Von Trier - Moron or douchebag?

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Lars von Trier--the Filmmaker and His Films: Where Do You Stand?

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PRESS CONFERENCE FOR VON TRIER'S 'MELANCHOLIA'

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FILMMAKER OF THE DECADE: LARS VON TRIER

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What Do You Think, and Where Do I Start?

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