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3,335 Ratings

Nymphomaniac: Volume II

Directed by Lars von Trier
Denmark, Germany, 2013


In the second part of this epic erotic tale, badly wounded Joe continues the narrative of her sexual life history, focusing on her years as a neglectful mother and her relationship to sadomasochism.

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Nymphomaniac: Volume II Directed by Lars von Trier

Awards & Festivals

Village Voice Film Poll

2014 | Nominee: Best Supporting Actress

European Film Awards

2014 | 4 nominations including: Audience Award

Bodil Awards

2014 | Winner: Best Actress

2014 | 4 nominations including: Best Supporting Actor

Women Film Critics Circle Awards

2014 | 2 wins including: Best Female Images (Just Kidding Award)

2014 | Nominee: Worst Female Images in a Movie

What are people saying?

  • El Biffo's rating of the film Nymphomaniac: Volume II

    This whole film together,parts 1&2 are rather overwhelming! Much will be written about it, in spaces larger than 420 characters. I watched both in 1 sitting and was fully engaged; it didn't drag at all. Absolutely recommended if you don't mind the hardcore sex; insertion close-ups, cum dripping from her mouth, the works. But don't expect to be turned-on either. Do expect to FEEL! bad or good...or even stunned. Bravo!

  • Michael Zyx MH Claes's rating of the film Nymphomaniac: Volume II

    Lars von Trier aborde de façon novatrice au cinéma un des aspects de la recherche de la douleur chez des personnes : le besoin de se punir, de se faire punir. Dont l'origine peut remonter à l'enfance et à des situations marquantes. Ou forme une espèce de contrepoids à un sentiment de culpabilité, une autorité excessive, des difficulté à maîtriser ses pulsions, des comportements aboutissant régulièrement à l'échec.

  • Lights in the Dusk's rating of the film Nymphomaniac: Volume II

    Joe's story about the paedophile suggests hidden implications at the end. Why is she telling these stories to Seligman? What response is she looking for & does she get it? Is the film a chronicle of one woman's self-destruction/transfiguration through sexual experience or a cruel game of deception & entrapment? I would say both. The subtleties of the ending introduce a profound degree of potential reinterpretations.

  • Tigrão's rating of the film Nymphomaniac: Volume II

    Not as striking as Vol I., Nymphomaniac as a whole is an impressive cinematic achievement, one that (and I don't know if anybody felt the same thing) successfully demystifies the concept of nudity on screen: it might be one of the most sexually explicit film to hit mainstream screens, but strangely, it doesn't feel voyeuristic to watch it, and dresses an interesting portrait of a woman affirming herself in society.

  • msmichel's rating of the film Nymphomaniac: Volume II

    Volume 2 brings us out of the past to concentrate on Gainsbourg's performance and bring our story full circle. While lacking the surprise and freshness of the first entry this further descent and eventual rebirth still leaves one breathless and drives the adrenaline. Performances throughout the two parts are mostly dynamite especially Gainsbourg, Skarsgaard and Thurman. A worthy entry in the canon of Von Trier.

  • Jesse Furgurson's rating of the film Nymphomaniac: Volume II

    This has chapter 6, which is maybe the best of the whole lot. And much of the rest works, too. The last minute is cheap cynicism, but then LvT never saw a canvas he didn't want to slash, and maybe it's worth it for the song that follows.

  • jxn's rating of the film Nymphomaniac: Volume II

    as much as i love my cunt and my filthy dirty lust i had a lot of trouble rating this. it's not as solid as vol 1 but this could be due to me not watching them back to back? maybe, but it's been fresh on my mind ever since i watched it. overall nymphomaniac is a flawed but wondrous experience.

  • ig_____or's rating of the film Nymphomaniac: Volume II

    Amazing conclusion, that ties-in very well with Part One. Part Two feels heavier and darker, as we see Joe getting older and conformed with her loneliness and condition. The last scene left me speechless, I was really caught off guard! This is a brilliant movie and a nice follow-up to "Antichrist" and "Melancholia". I'm already looking forward to watch it again and of course see the director's cut.

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