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What 'Nymphomaniac' says about director Lars von Trier
What 'Nymphomaniac' says about director Lars von Trier

Lars von Trier is in many ways the central casting version of an international art house filmmaker. Or maybe a "Saturday Night Live" parody played straight. Often giving himself the role of the provocateur, Von Trier makes films that dare to examine the trickier corners of the human condition — grief, love, lust and their intersections — and there is without question something bold in his desire and ability for confrontation. Yet as he has became known to many people for his news conference pranksterism instead of his actual filmmaking, it has seemed over the last few years that he has gone a bit off the rails, perhaps losing himself to his own self-created persona as...

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