Nymphomaniac: Vol. I ★★★★½

then why would u take the most unsympathetic part of religion - the concept of sin - and let it survive beyond religion? I don't understand the self-hatred.

The horrors of sex never make comfortable viewing, just as the horrors of sex addiction seldom make interesting plots. Nymphomaniac is always provocative, often clinical, rarely titillating. However, the film itself is so much more than that, that it would be unfair to dismiss this as an absolutely sexual film. Nymphomaniac is about being misunderstood because of the things you choose (or are compelled) to pursue.

It's funny, it's lewd, it's disturbing, it's odd, it's extremely graphic, brutal, and deeply philosophical. Wait did I say funny? Lars von Trier is funny? And as he expertly, seamlessly, and brilliantly infuses each sequence with dramatic and philosophical ingenuity, I fall deeper into the spell of this film. The progressively complex interaction between Joe and her patient listener allow for an exploration of guilt, shame, and compulsion in revolutionary fashion. I'm excited for Vol 2; this one's gonna stick with me for a very long time.

and how did that affect ur life?
not at all.

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