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Lars von Trier

Calling LVT the poster child of provocation is like saying Woody Allen makes comedies. It’s neither controversial nor ambiguous. He burns the mark of the beast into your mind by knowing precisely how to piss you off, get you thinking, and he amps it all up with a boatload of visceral and unforgettable imagery. I know intelligent people who love and hate his films. I think there are good arguments on both sides. They’re certainly not for everyone. 

What I admire about the provocateur are the challenges he sets for himself with every film he makes. The boundaries he pushes, for better or worse. The no-fucks given. His films possess wild, fearless range, stretching from fantastically controlled impressionism to ugly-VHS…

  • Melancholia

    1

  • Dancer in the Dark

    2

  • Antichrist

    3

  • Breaking the Waves

    4

  • The House That Jack Built

    5

  • The Five Obstructions

    6

  • Dogville

    7

  • The Idiots

    8

  • The Element of Crime

    9

  • Europa

    10

  • Manderlay

    11

  • Nymphomaniac: Vol. I

    12

  • Nymphomaniac: Vol. II

    13

  • The Kingdom II

    14

  • The Kingdom

    15

  • Medea

    16

  • The Boss of It All

    17

  • Epidemic

    18

  • The Orchid Gardener

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  • Images of Liberation

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