Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Antichrist (2009)

Director: Lars von Trier. Cast: Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg. 108 min. Not Rated. Denmark/France/Germany/Sweden/Italy/Poland. Drama.

With every movie, Lars von Trier is becoming more and more ... insane. That's the best word I can come up with. After the masterpiece called Breaking the Waves, the negativity of Dancer in the Dark, Dogville and Manderlay was tolerable. But the utter self-hatred depicted in Antichrist was something I had rarely experienced in movies before. Eradicating evil by mutilating sex organs? I wouldn't be surprised if someday we hear von Trier has committed suicide. And no wonder Gainsbourg won the Best Actress award in Cannes last year; I'm amazed she physically survived this role.

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