The House That Jack BuiltFeatures
The recipient of both furious walkouts and a boisterous standing ovation at its premiere at Cannes earlier this year, The House That Jack Built is the controversial new work from arch provocateur Lars von Trier.
In a fearless performance, Matt Dillon plays a serial killer in late 1970s America, who engages in an off-screen dialogue throughout the film in which he details five major incidents from his life as a murderer. His remembrances and digressions act as a visceral and allegorical deconstruction of the role of an artist, as well as an introspective deep-dive into questions about von Trier’s own career. The film is confronting in its graphic depiction of violence, but its excess suggests an undercurrent of pitch-black comedy beneath the horrors.
|Director:||Lars von Trier|
|Cast:||Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Riley Keough|
|Script:||Lars von Trier, Jenle Hallund|