Nymphomaniac: Volume 2

At the conclusion of Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac: Volume 1 (https://loveatthemovies.wordpress.com/2014/04/04/nymphomaniac-part-1), Joe was living with Jerôme and their son. She was unable to reach orgasm. As Volume 2 starts Joe seeks new, bolder ways to amuse herself. Stacy Martin briefly plays young Joe until Charlotte Gainsbourg takes over as older Joe. Like Volume 1, the story is told by older Joe to Seligman, the man who found her beaten in an alley. Seligman’s attempt to intelectualize every aspects of Joe’s life is starting to annoy her. Her story is getting darker as Joe gets into a sex threesome with two black men and meets a man called K (Jamie Bell) and discover bondage and sadomasochism. At the end of their conversation, Seligman tells her he’s not only asexual but a virgin. The scenes showing Gainsbourg tied to a couch, whipped by ropes were for me difficult to take with tongue in cheeks, like some reviewers are doing. I never liked von Trier’s films because I find them pretentious and Nymphomaniac only worked on my gag reflex.

You should know… To get the part Shia LaBeouf had to send photos of his penis. Says LaBeouf “I sent videotapes of me and my girlfriend having sex and that’s how I got the job.” During the sex scenes the actors’ sexual organs were digitally altered and replaced by those of models. Prosthetics were also used. The complete five-hour Nymphomaniac was released on December 25, 2013 in Denmark. Merry christmas!

Rémi-Serge Gratton

 

 Nymphomaniac: Volume 2

 

Directed by: 
Lars von Trier
 
Screenplay by: 
Lars von Trier
 
Starring: 
Charlotte Gainsbourg
Stellan Skarsgård
Shia LaBeouf
Stacy Martin
Jamie Bell
Christian Slater
Connie Nielsen
Uma Thurman
Udo Kier
 
120 min.
 
Rated Restricted; Coarse Language, Sexual Violence.
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