It looks as if I might not be able to afford a trip to the Cannes Film Festival this year, but I am really hoping Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac makes it into the line-up just so I can sit back and watch the sparks fly. If there's any director that's been able to provoke a reaction on the worldwide stage it's von Trier and with an explicit, NC-17 film on the horizon you better believe people will have something to say.
Today a new image (via The Playlist) from the upcoming feature has arrived featuring the film's star, Charlotte Gainsbourg, doing what I assume her character does best.
Gainsbourg stars as Joe, and the story is described as focusing on her erotic journey from birth to the age of 50. On a cold winter's evening the old, charming bachelor, Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård), finds Joe beaten up in an alley. He brings her home to his flat where he cares for her wounds while asking her about her life. He listens intently as Joe over the next 8 chapters recounts the lushly branched-out and multifaceted story of her life, rich in associations and interjecting incidents.
Along with Gainsbourg and Skarsgard, the film co-stars Stacy Martin (as young Joe), Shia Labeouf, Jamie Bell, Connie Nielsen, Mia Goth, Jens Albinus, Severin von Hoensbroech, Peter Gilberg Cotton, Nicolas Bro, Tabea Tarbiat, Janine Romanowski, Jesper Christensen, Tania Carlin, Felicity Gilbert and Shanti Roney.
If you missed the previously released picture from the film, you can find that here.