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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
Shia LaBeouf
Charlotte Gainsbourg
Willem Dafoe
Christian Slater
Jamie Bell
Stellan Skarsgård
Uma Thurman
Directors
Lars von Trier
Screenwriters
Lars von Trier
Running Time
122 / 123 minutes

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Plot
Scholarly Seligman (Skarsgård) finds Joe (Gainsbourg) injured in an alley and takes her in. She recounts the story of her life from childhood — focusing on her many sexual encounters, on-off relationship with businessman Jerome (LaBeouf) and the trauma which left her in that passageway.


Verdict
A provocative, engrossing, often hilarious, frequently tough picture. Not for all sensibilities but it’s among von Trier’s more playful, purely entertaining films, with insight and humour in even the horrors.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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