Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac may as well be subtitled The Agony and the Ecstasy. At least that’s the vibe reverberating from a new series of posters promoting the erotic movie about one woman’s lifetime of sexual adventures and relationships. The agony is ours, in some cases, as these O-face photos couldn’t be more overt (and a few are a little icky), and the ecstasy… well, that’s self-evident.
Von Trier is reportedly working on two different versions of the two-part, five-hour film, a softcore version that is scheduled to be released in Denmark on Dec. 25 and a more graphic version that might premiere at next year’s Cannes Film Festival. Von Trier was banned from Cannes in 2011 after making some Hitler remarks, so this promises to be quite the return.
In addition to the poster with Charlotte Gainsbourg, there are shots of Shia LaBeouf, Uma Thurman, Jamie Bell, and Stellan Skarsgard. Don’t Google “Nymphomaniac” to see them all — that’s just asking for computer trouble. Click below instead.