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Antichrist

Lars von Trier Dinamarca, 2009

cin·aes·the·tic's rating of the film Anticristo

Is Art (in the philosophical sense, hence the capitalization) meant to provoke the viewer-reader-listener-consumer (think of the less innocent meanings of that last word)? Is it meant to pull us out of our mundane, day-to-day existence and (metaphorically) drag us kicking and screaming into the far wilder recesses of our own animal *NATURE*? If so, then Lars von Trier succeeds here, with a cinematic Hieronymus Bosch.