The House That Jack Built

Director: Lars von Trier 2018 155 Minutes Ages 18+
The House That Jack Built Fri 19 Oct
SOLD OUT TIX AT VENUE ONLY 08:45pm 155mins Event Cinemas | Brisbane City Myer Centre

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.



Classification:Ages 18+
Director:Lars von Trier
Producer:Louise Vesth
Cast:Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Riley Keough
Script:Lars von Trier, Jenle Hallund
Program strand:Features