Lars von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac” has gone to Magnolia Pictures for US distribution, following their collaboration on “Melancholia.” The deal was made for $2 million after footage was screened in Berlin. “Nymphomaniac,” the third in Von Trier’s “Depression” Trilogy (the first was “Antichrist”), stars his to-go leading lady Charlotte Gainsbourg, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgard, Jamie Bell and Christian Slater.
As always the content is heavy, but with its graphic sexuality–which will be real, not simulated– “Nymphomaniac” may become Von Trier’s most controversial film yet. Gainsbourg stars as a self-proclaimed nympho who is attacked and then discovered in an alley by a stranger (Skarsgard). She recounts her sexual experiences that led her to where she is while recovering from the trauma.