In this highly controversial psychodrama, a heartbroken couple grieving the loss of their child attempts to find peace and sanity in the relationship through a trip to their cabin in the woods. But nature reveals its dark roots as things begin to spiral downwards.
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The fact that Antichrist is so polarizing is almost always due to what we see happen on screen rather than the themes the images put together and that's sad. It's a wonderful movie about males and females and western culture (so much really, very symbol heavy), told in a way that is obviously shameless and unforgiving which for a movie like this, was completely called for.
Es una película muy perturbadora, realmente la sensación de verla es como observar esas pinturas medievales y renacentistas de aquelarres y demonios. La historia que raya en lo común y que muchas veces el cine ha contado, pero Lars Von Trier realiza un ejercicio magistral de como contar una historia con otros recursos. De manera muy intimista, introspectiva y brutal.
My first Von Trier experience and also the coldest film I've seen in years. I felt the uncomfortable lack of warmth throughout the film. This is a full-throtte depressng film. It was mostly about sex and then death, and then sex again, and so on. I believe Von Trier reached his goal with this one. "Antichrist" is dark, distrubing, and crazy! It's a grim film that wants you to feel the torment its characters do. 5STAR
This is a very interesting film. Beautiful cinematography and a devastating story. A future classic. What I don´t understand in the coverage of this film is the tendency to treat this film as if it was some kind of a manifest: "Von Trier is a woman-hater". True, Gainsbourgs character is not your typical american-fun-loving-girl, but I find it simplistic to reduce it to a statement about women.
I absolutely love Charlotte Gainsbourg and Willem Dafoe, which is why I gave this film a chance. However, it is one of the worst films I've ever seen and is atrociously ridiculous. Chaos does not reign, sorry.