Get ready for some nympho action. Lars von Trier’s controversial “Nymphomaniac” will be released as two feature length films in March and April in the US, respectively, the film’s distributor Magnolia Pictures announced today.
The films will be available on VOD before hitting theaters. “Nymphomaniac: Part One” will open in theaters on March 21, 2014, and be available On Demand as of March 6, 2014. “Nymphomaniac: Part Two” will open in theaters on April 18, 2014 and be available On Demand as of April 3, 2014.
According to Magnolia, “Nymphomaniac: Part One” is the story of Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac who is discovered badly beaten in an alley by an older bachelor, Seligman (Stellan Skarsgard), who takes her into his home. As he tends to her wounds, she recounts the erotic story of her adolescence and young-adulthood (portrayed in flashback by Stacy Martin). “Part One” also stars Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Connie Nielsen and Udo Kier.
“Part Two” picks up with the story of Joe’s adulthood, and stars Jamie Bell, Willem Dafoe, Mia Goth and Jean-Marc Barr in addition to Gainsbourg, Skarsgard, Martin and LaBeouf.
The film, which contains graphic depictions of sexuality, marks the director’s third collaboration with Gainsbourg.
Check out the trailer below: