House That Jack Built (2018)
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Warning (as requested): Includes violence against children
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)
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.
YESS!!! Thank you brother!!
Awesome I love Lars Von Trier
Odd movie. Not exactly what I’d call gore though. ?
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
BRAVO! SUPERB! & WTF?!?!
Truly amazing film. One of my favourites.
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
I thought Von Trier was just another horny man. This film cememnts that view.
Well, that was fucking incredible.
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.
Im so glad you have this movie. And the rest of von triers it seems, time for me to catch up i guess.
That was pretty funny. I just kept thinking this is Tex, all grown up.
That one scene where he screams help at the woman’s house reminds me too much of Pagan Min to take seriously ngl
Quite and odd movie.
omg…3rd grade death is art philosophizing. John Waters did it 50 years ago and with more depth..
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.
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
waited so many years to watch this – wish i hadn’t waited. incredible take on the serial killer narrative. thanks for putting it up 🙂
“Warning (as requested): Includes violence against children” well, the sites called effedupmovies, what are you gonna expect?
What an insane movie! I cringed at some scenes such as the shooting of kids but must give kudos to Matt Dillon, who was perfect for the role probably because he has that killer look about him. This would have to be one of Von Triers best films in the same league as Antichrist. I dont know how he comes up with some of this stuff but I hope he keeps doing it. This is a must watch for anyone on this site.
This movie is just plain fun to watch!
I’m a boss, I can buy the same thing my man bought.
lars von trier sucks