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Lars von Trier
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Date of Birth: Apr 30, 1956

Country: Denmark

Biography: Lars von Trier is born in 1956 and graduated from The Danish Film School in 1983 and is without a doubt the director who has contributed most to the renewal of Danish film and has made a great impact on the new 1990's generation, not least because of his central role in Dogme 95. Internationally Lars von Trier is also among the danish directors who has drawn attention to Danish film. His cinematic work ranges from avant garde films to innovative explorations of some of the classical film genres. (trust-film.dk)

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Titles You've Ranked (40)
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The House That Jack Built The House That Jack Built (2018)
Summary: The story follows Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer over the course of 12 years and depicts the murders that truly develop Jack as a serial killer. (imdb)
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Dear Wendy Dear Wendy (2005)
Summary: Focusing on a group of young people in a poverty-stricken coal mining town somewhere in the American south-east, Dear Wendy is an audacious and stylish exploration of guns and violence in America. (Wellspring Media)
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De Udstillede De Udstillede (2000)
Summary: A documentary about Lars Von Triers living exhibition Psykomobile 1.
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De Unge år: Erik Nietzsche sagaen del 1 De Unge år: Erik Nietzsche sagaen del 1 (2007)
Summary: A semi-autobiographical account of Lars Von Trier's early life that follows the misadventures of a young, rebellious student who has aspirations of becoming a film director.
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Menthe Menthe (1979)  - Short Film
Summary: Even more so than The Orchid Gardener, this film anticipates Lars von Trier's later work. The cross-wielding figure who emerges in the final shot before the end title in The Orchid Gardener appears here as "the Jew" who keeps the garden in the cloister where Menthe's would-be mistress attempts to make her "remember" the things that they have lived together in a series of images that play with expectations about dominance. (KG)
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Nat, skat Nat, skat (1968)  - Short Film
Summary: Early short film by Lars von Trier when he was 12 years old.
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The Trip to Squash Land The Trip to Squash Land (1967)  - Short Film
Summary: 'Turen til Squashland' is a stop-motion cartoon made by 12-year-old Lars Trier. It tells the story of a courageous and sensitive sausage living at the bottom of the sea. (imdb)
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Nymphomaniac: Volume 1 Nymphomaniac: Volume 1 (2014)
Summary: A self-diagnosed nymphomaniac recounts her erotic experiences to the man who saved her after a beating. (imdb)
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Nymphomaniac: Volume 2 Nymphomaniac: Volume 2 (2014)
Summary: The second part of the two-part version of von Trier's Nymphomaniac.
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Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence (2007)
Summary: A collective film of 33 shorts directed by different directors about their feeling about Cinema. (imdb)
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Rigtigt menneske, Et Rigtigt menneske, Et (2001)
Summary: A modern fable about an invisible man who gets the chance to become a real human being. He has to learn to be brave, honest and conscientious... (imdb)
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Von Trier Von Trier's 100 Eyes (2000)
Summary: It explains the complicated process of filming 'Dancer in the Dark', that utilized 100 cameras(or eyes) to capture as many possible angles at one time. By using this process, Lars was able to create a "live" feeling to the film, especially in the non-musical parts. This process was invented by Lars von Trier and his crew and is entirely exclusive to this film. This documentary also reveals what Lars feels were the successes and the failures of using this technique. (imdb)
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The Purified The Purified (2003)
Summary: The filmmakers who created the Dogme Manifesto reflect, argue, and watch clips of their own films. (imdb)
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Arteholic Arteholic (2014)
Summary: Udo Kier visits various art museums, meets with artists & filmmakers, discusses art, artists he has known, & experiences he's had.
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The Name of This Film Is Dogme95 The Name of This Film Is Dogme95 (2000)
Summary: The Name of this Film is Dogme95 is an irreverent documentary exploring the origins of Dogme95, the most influential movement in world cinema for a generation . . . (imdb)
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Trespassing Bergman Trespassing Bergman (2013)
Summary: In the mid 1960s Swedish director Ingmar Bergman built a house on the remote island of Fårö. Throughout his life, the exact location of the house was a well-guarded secret. Here Bergman lived and shot some of his seminal films until his death in 2007. In TRESPASSING BERGMAN the audience is taken to the house together with directors such as Alejandro González Iñárritu, Claire Denis, Michael Haneke and others, to tell the story of Bergman, his island and some of his most central films. (ffm-montreal.org)
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Tranceformer - A Portrait of Lars von Trier Tranceformer - A Portrait of Lars von Trier (1997)
Summary: A documentary about the Danish director, Lars von Trier.
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Dogville Confessions Dogville Confessions (2003)
Summary: Documentary on the creation of Lars von Trier's Dogville. Combines interviews with footage shot on location in winter-covered Sweden. From 'boxes of truth' (specially made like Catholic confessionals), all actors and Von Trier talked, cried, laughed, sung and confessed directly to the camera during shooting. Also contains deleted scenes from the feature film. The footage covers everything from idea to premiere. (imdb)
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The Humiliated The Humiliated (1998)
Summary: Jesper Jargil accepted an assistant director post on [Lars von Trier's] The Idiots under the condition that he be allowed to make his own film about the film... (imdb)
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Hvorfor flygte fra det du ved du ikke kan flygte fra? Fordi du er en kujon Hvorfor flygte fra det du ved du ikke kan flygte fra? Fordi du er en kujon (1971)  - Short Film
Summary: Short experimental movie by 15-year-old Lars Trier.
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The Orchid Gardener The Orchid Gardener (1977)  - Short Film
Summary: Lars von Trier submitted this film as part of his application to film school...The film, as its subtitle says, tells "part of the story of Victor Marse", an artist (played by Lars himself). (KG)
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Medea Medea (1988)  - TV Movie
Summary: A shocking look into the disturbed mind of a woman who has been scorned and left. Medea's revenge is horrible but never unbelievable. She does what every sane person would do, when deprived of all that she loves.
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Manderlay Manderlay (2005)
Summary: Manderlay is a plantation where a group of people are living as if slavery hadn't been abolished 70 years earlier. Upon leaving Dogville in 1933, Grace and her father head far south to the state of Alabama where they arrive upon the bizarre place.
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Europa Europa (1991)
Summary: Just after WW2, an American takes a railway job in Germany, but finds his position politically sensitive with various people trying to use him. (imdb)
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The Idiots The Idiots (1998)
Summary: A group of people gather at a house in a Copenhagen suburb to bring out the "inner idiot" in themselves.
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The Five Obstructions The Five Obstructions (2003)
Summary: Lars von Trier, true to form, has a bizarre way of showing his regard for mentor Jørgen Leth whose 1967 short film "The Perfect Human", he claims to have seen 20 times. Von Trier challenges Leth to remake the film following an increasingly difficult set of "obstructions".
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Dancer in the Dark Dancer in the Dark (2000)
Summary: Bjork stars as Selma, a Czech immigrant and single mother working in a factory in rural America. She is losing her eyesight and her 10 year-old son stands to suffer the same fate if she can't put away enough money to secure him an operation.
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Dogville Dogville (2003)
Summary: The beautiful fugitive Grace arrives in the isolated Dogville on the run from a team of gangsters. With some encouragement from Tom, the self-appointed town spokesman, the little community agrees to hide her and in return, Grace agrees to work for them.
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Epidemic Epidemic (1987)
Summary: A film director and a script writer write a screenplay in which an epidemic spreads throughout the world. What they fail to notice is that at the very same time a real epidemic is developing around them.
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The Element of Crime The Element of Crime (1984)
Summary: Fischer, an ex-cop, returns to his old beat somewhere in northern Europe after a thirteen-year hiatus in Cairo... (imdb)
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The Kingdom The Kingdom (1994)  - TV Mini-Series
Summary: The Kingdom is the most technologically advanced hospital in Denmark, a gleaming bastion of medical science... (imdb)
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Melancholia Melancholia (2011)
Summary: Two sisters find their relationship challenged as a nearby planet threatens to collide into the Earth. (imdb)
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Dimension 1991-2024 Dimension 1991-2024 (2010)  - Short Film
Summary: This is an abandoned film project by Lars von Trier. He was supposed to film 3 minutes of film, unscripted, every year for 33 years. (imdb)
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En blomst En blomst (1971)  - Short Film
Summary: Boy meets flower in a world at the brink of annihilation. (KG)
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Befrielsesbilleder Befrielsesbilleder (1982)
Summary: Set in the chaotic final days of World War II, shortly after Denmark was liberated on May 4, 1945.
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Antichrist Antichrist (2009)
Summary: A grieving couple retreats to their cabin 'Eden' in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse. (imdb)
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The Kingdom II The Kingdom II (1997)  - TV Mini-Series
Summary: The paranormal activity on Kingdom Hospital increases and takes diabolical forms in Lars von Trier's second "Kingdom" miniseries
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The Boss of It All The Boss of It All (2006)
Summary: An IT company hires an actor to serve as the company's president in order to help the business get sold to a cranky Icelander.
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Nocturne Nocturne (1980)  - Short Film
Summary: A woman with a light sensitive condition sits in her dark room talking on the phone with an unseen man. They talk about the weather and her upcoming flight as we look around her darkened flat... (IMDB Comments)
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Breaking the Waves Breaking the Waves (1996)
Summary: Set in a religious community in the north of Scotland, where a seemingly naive young woman named Bess McNeil (Emily Watson) meets and falls in love with Danish oil-rig worker Jan (Stellan Skarsgaard). Bess and Jan are deeply in love, but Bess finds it difficult to cope when her husband is away on the rig.