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Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac gets Christmas launch

First part of Lars von Trier’s anticipated feature to receive its world premiere in Copenhagen.

Lars Von Trier fans are in for a Christmas treat with the news confirmed that Von Trier’s latest Nymphomaniac (Part I) will have its world premiere in Copenhagen in early December and then go out in Danish cinemas on Dec 25.

“Seeing the film’s visual effects will be a significant part of the storytelling, we’re facing a huge post-production phase and currently Lars has just begun editing Part II. So December is a good month. Besides, what’s more Christmassy than a film like this?” asked Peter Aalbæk Jensen, CEO Zentropa.

It is yet to be confirmed when Part II will be released. However, there is likely also to be a longer VOD version. The film is described as “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 (Charlotte Gainsbourg).”

Nymphomaniac is produced by Louise Vesth for Zentropa Entertainments in co-production with Bettina Brokemper for Zentropa International Köln, Marianne Slot for Slot Machine and Bert Hamelinck for Caviar and with support from The Danish Film Institute, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Eurimages, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Nordic Film & TV Fond, Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée, The Swedish Film Institute, Belgian Tax Shelter and Flanders Audiovisual Fund, in cooperation with DR and Film i Väst and with participation from Arte, Canal+ and The West Danish Film Fund and with development support of the Media Programme.

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