The already long and graphic movie's extended version premiered at the Berlin Film Festival.
The theatrical release of Lars von Trier's new film Nymphomaniac will be in two parts, each two and a half hours long. It will be theatrically released in the U.S. next month, where it will be the only five-hour-long, unsimulated sex-including drama featuring a former Transformers star at your local independent theater. On February 9, a three-hour director's cut of Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1 premiered at the Berlin Film Festival. Vulture's Miranda Siegel was there, and she reported on what material, sexual and otherwise, was restored: character development, an oral sex climax that adds deeper meaning, and what sounds like Tree of Life-style impressionistic shots of genitalia.
I'm really excited to see this movie. Just like with the director's cut of The Wolf Of Wall Street, I'm onboard with sexually graphic films when the sex is integral to the film, and the more the better, sex-wise and movie-wise. We'll see if the director's cut of Nymphomaniac ever makes it across the sea, if only to see just how someone can pull off a genitalia montage.
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