Never one to shy away from controversy, Lars Von Trier seems to have become his own worst enemy in regards to his latest film, Nymphomaniac, in as much as he doesn’t know what to do with it.
He has presented his final cut of the film, but is has come in at 5 and a half hours long, and even the most die-hard of Trier fans I think would struggle with such a grueling onslaught of hard core sex. It has then been passed over and has been cut down into two different films, each running for two hours. When the film opens in Copenhagen on Christmas Day, this will be the first time that Trier has seen a cut of his own films.
Trier’s longtime producer Peter Aalbaek Jenson, in a recent interview had these comments to say about the cutting of the movie “The short version is against Lars’ own will, but he accepts it because he understands market mechanisms” and “You cannot make a film for more than 60 million kroners (about $11 million) that is so lengthy. Five and a half hour is so extreme that it reduces market value so radically that investors would have felt they had bought a pig in a poke”
The film stars a whole host of famous actors including Jamie Bell, Shia LeBeouf and Uma Thurman
The full article from The Hollywood Reporter can be found here