I need to read a 50 page critical theory essay on this film immediately, if not I fear I may write it
I saw this at one of the director’s cut screenings that were offered for one night only. These began with a pre-recorded message from Lars von Trier that started with “good evening, brave Americans”. I hope this footage gets saved so others can see it, it was hilarious.
This is a fascinating film with lots to unpack. It’s obviously self-critical on von Trier’s part - Jack is the embodiment of his worst impulses (even parroting some of von Trier’s famously…