The Twisted Inspiration Behind Lars Von Trier’s Sadistic Films And His Return to Cannes
17 de mayo de 2018Ariel Rodriguez
Is he simply glorifying murder or actually revealing humanity's innermost desires?
Is Von Trier glorifying murder?
Some people claim that the atrocities we commit in our fiction are those inner desires, which we cannot commit in our controlled civilization, so they are expressed instead through our art… I don’t agree, I believe that heaven and hell are one and the same. The soul belongs to heaven and the body to hell.
Breaking the Waves (1996)
Dancer in the Dark (2000)
I really don't how Von Trier can find inspiration in humanity's darkest and most vulnerable moments and make films about it. I would say he crossed the line when he depicted the murder of children and the abuse of women. The director is probably desensitized to violent and gruesome scenes, and I also believe that he lacks sensitivity to transmit a message to the audience. Whether his newest film will hit theaters or not is not as important as whether people will like it or not.
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