Thursday, December 3, 2009

Lars von Trier's Antichrist

This film starts off with a slow motion black and white sex scene between an unnamed couple. The graphic sex is not what brothers you about this film, its the violence. In Hack-'em-up horror movies the grotesque violence seems fake due to lack in plot and character development. The violence in this film seems all two real. This Suspense Thriller has a intense duologue and a creepy vibe. This husband and wife are trying to work through the grief from losing a child. When a film has such a serious approach and only two roles it has to have superior acting. That this film has Willem Dafoe in one role says a lot. What Charlotte Gainsbourg has done with this part won her Best Actress at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, where some critics had a negative view on the explicit sexual violence. This was written and directed by Lars von Trier, who had wanted to do a horror film for some time. In this we get slow and socking visuals coupled with emotional heartbreak that lead to terrifying occurrences.

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