I was a pretty big fan of Lars von Trier’s Melancholia, as the film just missed out on my top 10 list for 2011. So I’m somewhat excited about the controversial director’s new film, Nymphomaniac, which delves into the story of a woman exploring her erotic nature. The woman is played by Charlotte Gainsbourg (her third film with von Trier, and pictured above with her director), and the man that helps her uncover this knowledge is played by Stellan Skarsgard.
Check out the official synopsis for Nymphomaniac after the jump…
“Nymphomaniac” is the wild and poetic story of a woman’s erotic journey from birth to the age of 50 as told by the main character, the self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, Joe.
On a cold winter’s evening the old, charming bachelor, Seligman, finds Joe beaten up in an alleyway. He brings her home to his flat where he tends to her wounds while asking her about her life. He listens intently as Joe over the next 8 chapters recounts the lushly branched-out and multi faceted story of her life, rich in associations and interjecting incidents.