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.
One of the most infamous and extreme of film provocations, Antichrist is nonetheless the work of a visionary. A must-see, maniacal horror film, and an endurance test for which Charlotte Gainsbourg won Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival.
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.