House That Jack Built (2018)

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Avg Rating: 4.4 / 5. Voted: 111

No one cared thus far. Do you?

Warning (as requested): Includes violence against children

AKA:
Directed by: Lars von Trier
Starring: Matt Dillon (Jack), Uma Thurman (Van lady), Siobhan Fallon Hogan (Home lady), Sofie Grabol (Mom), Riley Keough (Simple), Bruno Ganz (Verge)
Country: Denmark, Scandinavian Cinema, European Cinema
Language: English (English Subtitles)
Runtime: 02:32:31
Genres: Sexual-Violence against Women, Gore-Gruesome, Serial Killers, Violence Against Animals, Home Invasion

Plot – Spoilers:
Jack’s an engineer but fancies himself as an architect and above all, an artist. He’s inherited a good deal of money and so has devoted his time to building the ideal house. But the passion that really envelops Jack is killing. He’s bought a freezer and built up quite the collection of bodies that he uses to entertain himself in myriad ways.

Though Jack’s exploits run over 12 years, we follow five specific incidents as narrated by him to a strange man called Verge. Jack’s philosophy on getting away with his often brazen behaviour is simple – don’t bother hiding, because no really cares anyway.

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Lallan
Lallan
December 18, 2019 8:32 pm

YESS!!! Thank you brother!!

Bethany
Bethany
December 18, 2019 11:16 pm

Awesome I love Lars Von Trier

Jay
Jay
Reply to  Bethany
September 11, 2020 5:31 am

The man is a genius filmmaker.

Antinatalpist
Antinatalpist
Reply to  Jay
November 4, 2020 6:11 pm

He bakes great raisin cookies too.. better than his films actually.

HoneyBadger
HoneyBadger
December 30, 2019 9:23 am

Odd movie. Not exactly what I’d call gore though. ?

Chris
Chris
July 30, 2020 5:43 pm

wow never thought id ever watch such a philisophical serial killer movie. but hey thats Von Trier for you, packed with themes and symoblism. great performance from matt dillion and some scenes are pretty f***d up! :0

Chris Ramirez
Chris Ramirez
August 14, 2020 12:06 am

BRAVO! SUPERB! & WTF?!?!

ralph
ralph
October 10, 2020 8:40 pm

Truly amazing film. One of my favourites.

Nina
Nina
October 24, 2020 2:09 pm

My best friend saw this at the movies and couldn’t get over how great it was, so we watched it together and I was like meh… 5/10

Emil Cioran
Emil Cioran
November 1, 2020 2:43 pm

I thought Von Trier was just another horny man. This film cememnts that view.

mhm yeah sure
mhm yeah sure
Reply to  Emil Cioran
September 8, 2022 10:56 pm

horny this you little slut haha

Charlie Winter
Charlie Winter
March 10, 2021 3:16 am

Well, that was fucking incredible.

Vic
Vic
March 13, 2021 8:19 pm

Honestly, I do not feel that this was one of Lars Van Trier’s best efforts. It’s worth a watch but not his best IMHO.

Glum.Sullen
Glum.Sullen
June 14, 2021 3:13 am

Im so glad you have this movie. And the rest of von triers it seems, time for me to catch up i guess.

tonyelmono
tonyelmono
August 2, 2021 5:34 am

That was pretty funny. I just kept thinking this is Tex, all grown up.

SEISMIC808
SEISMIC808
October 25, 2021 12:16 pm

That one scene where he screams help at the woman’s house reminds me too much of Pagan Min to take seriously ngl

Alex Hogendorp
Alex Hogendorp
November 19, 2021 9:09 pm

Quite and odd movie.

kevwssw
kevwssw
December 30, 2021 8:32 am

omg…3rd grade death is art philosophizing. John Waters did it 50 years ago and with more depth..

fubarsque
fubarsque
February 10, 2022 11:04 pm

This movie comes in hard. It pulls no punches and isn’t afraid to hit below the belt. The main characters are gritty and dirty and they fight that way. The directing is animalistic and determined, the story line is in top form and ready to take on all cummers. In short, it’s a dirty, animalistic, gritty, bulbous flick. Don’t watch it is your idea of good is different than mine. My idea of good is when the movie is fucking good, not some shitty idea of good that is fucking stupid or lame, like milk toast with cream of wheat type shit. Everyone matters and belongs where they are for reasons and is a special little flower on this planet, but maybe not you. Probably actually not you. Definately in fact, don’t take it hard, just accept it and settle for that fact. Now I am going to watch this movie, I hope it lives up to the hype presented in this reviewers dissertation. It better be good or I will be fucking pissed.

An_Oldboy
An_Oldboy
April 30, 2022 1:10 pm

Its Lars von Trier so you know the cinematography will be good and it is. Having a serial killer with OCD is novel but for me it is the dialogue with Verge that is the highlight of the film. Verge being Virgil which Jack realizes when he comments on him writing the Aeneid, with the film clearly taking from (the book) Dante’s Inferno where Virgil is the guide through hell (and indeed Verge states there are circles in hell). A serial killer film with philosophy and symbolism thrown in and one I enjoyed 4/5 scythes

Mr. Sophistication
Mr. Sophistication
Reply to  An_Oldboy
July 13, 2022 12:46 am

Awesome this is the director’s cut, Matt Dillion is such an underrated actor.

urinepoops
urinepoops
July 30, 2022 10:19 pm

waited so many years to watch this – wish i hadn’t waited. incredible take on the serial killer narrative. thanks for putting it up 🙂