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The explicit violence of the film of Lars Von Trier empty half room in Cannes

The filmmaker returns to the contest with the House That Jack Built, centered on a serial killer. In his last appearance at the festival, in 2011, he declared that he understood Hitler

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The explicit violence of the film of Lars Von Trier empty half room in Cannes

Lars von Trier returns. And a hundred spectators are leaving, disgusted. The return of controversial filmmaker to festival of Cannes has also returned to contest controversy, seven years after its last appearance. In 2011, Von Trier assured in a press conference that it understood Hitler. The storm that was unleashed n ended with filmmaker apologizing and declaring festival "persona no grata". Now chaos is not due to Director's statements, but to his latest film, The House That Jack Built, presented last night out of competition. The work includes sequences so violent and unpleasant that dozens of attendees abandoned projection of gala between snorting, while some media and critics are raised even if it is appropriate that contest projected film.

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"Why did festival let in this movie?" asks Ramin Setoodeh of American magazine Variety. Or newspapers, such as Guardian or Telegraph, collect different reactions of spectators who left projection. "emetic, disgusting, patic, vile" are some of adjectives that are read. At same time, in face of indignation of those who reject work of Dane, you can already read dozens of comments on social networks that ensure that y do not see time for film to be released. And half of room that had remained in seats honored Von Trier with a six-minute ovation at end of film, according to Hollywood Reporter.

I've never seen anything like this at a film festival. More than 100 people have walked out of Lars von Trier's ' House That Jack Built, ' which depicts mutilation of women and children. "It's disgusting," one woman said on her way out. Cannes2018 Pic.twitter.com/GsBGCoyHEG

— Ramin Setoodeh (@RaminSetoodeh) May 14th, 2018

The rage of those who attack filmmaker focuses on some sequences of extreme violence against children and animals. The film follows for several decades a serial killer (Matt Dillon) who mutilates and strangles his victims, mainly women. The House of Von Trier is so explicit that director of Cannes, Thierry Frémaux, acknowledged that me was "so controversial" that it could only appear outside official competition. Dillon is present at event along with filmmaker. Or protagonists, like Riley Keough and Uma Thurman, instead, did not attend "agenda reasons". Since projection, a few already suspect that real reason was anor.

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