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Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac' is more comedy of manners than sex film
Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac' is more comedy of manners than sex film

Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier understands the art and craft of making movies, the power the form is capable of combined with the skill and means to achieve it, about as well as anyone working in the world today. He also seems to believe in cinema as an apparatus for the creation of bad feelings, a means for exploring the bleakest of human emotions and the darkest corners of our souls. Lucky us? Even the title of his latest film, "Nymphomaniac: Volume 1," seems some odd combo of put-on and provocation. The film explores one woman's life through a recounting of her sexual history, and although it is more graphic than recent depictions of bra-in-bed lovemaking, it's...

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