films seen
11
average score
2.86*
nationality
Denmark - 64 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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One of the (few) bad boys of arthouse cinema and the founder of the Dogme movement. He likes to shock and loves provocations, more importantly though he's a pretty talented director who has worked hard on an oeuvre well worth exploring.

Rare treats

Antichrist

by Lars von Trier
Specifics
Denmark [2009] - 108m
Genre
Thriller
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rating
4.5*/5.0*
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Antichrist is atmospheric, moody, technically impressive and pretty mysterious.

The good stuff

The House That Jack Built

by Lars von Trier
Specifics
Denmark [2018] - 155m
Genre
Horror, Thriller
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
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The latest Lars von Trier is twisted, dark, sometimes shocking but also quite funny. It's a long journey into the mind of a crazy serial killer. Some of the imagery is pretty sick and if you're squeamish this probably isn't the film for you, but it's a unique film with some very impressive moments and some memorable scenes.

Dogville

by Lars von Trier
Specifics
Denmark [2003] - 178m
Genre
Drama
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
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I never liked von Trier's Dogme obsession, as it largely contradicts my own views on cinema. Luckily the man suffers from a rather short attention span.

Solid pieces

Melancholia

by Lars von Trier
Specifics
France, Denmark [2011] - 135m
Genre
Drama, Sci-fi
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
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Manderlay

by Lars von Trier
Specifics
The Netherlands, France [2005] - 139m
Genre
Drama
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rating
3.5*/5.0*
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The inoffensive

Chacun Son Cinéma

by Theodoros Angelopoulos, Olivier Assayas, Bille August, Jane Campion, Youssef Chahine, Kaige Chen, Michael Cimino, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, David Cronenberg, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Manoel de Oliveira, Raymond Depardon, Atom Egoyan, Amos Gitai, Hsiao-hsien Hou, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Aki Kaurismäki, Abbas Kiarostami, Takeshi Kitano, Andrey Konchalovskiy, Claude Lelouch, Ken Loach, David Lynch, Nanni Moretti, Roman Polanski, Raoul Ruiz, Walter Salles, Elia Suleiman, Ming-liang Tsai, Gus Van Sant, Lars von Trier, Wim Wenders, Kar-Wai Wong, Yimou Zhang
Specifics
France [2007] - 100m
Genre
Comedy, Drama
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
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The Boss of It All

by Lars von Trier
Also known as
Direktøren for Det Hele
Specifics
France, Denmark [2006] - 99m
Genre
Comedy
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
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Dubious filler

Nymphomaniac

by Lars von Trier
Specifics
Belgium, France [2013] - 117m
Genre
Drama
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
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The Five Obstructions

by Jørgen Leth, Lars von Trier
Also known as
De Fem Benspænd
Specifics
Belgium, France [2003] - 90m
Genre
Documentary
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
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Plain forgettable

Dancer in the Dark

by Lars von Trier
Specifics
The Netherlands, USA [2000] - 140m
Genre
Drama, Crime, Musical
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rating
1.5*/5.0*
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Irritation overload

The Idiots

by Lars von Trier
Also known as
Idioterne
Specifics
The Netherlands, France [1998] - 117m
Genre
Comedy, Drama
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rating
0.5*/5.0*
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