Provocateur Lars von Trier is under fire again after the screening of his film, The House That Jack Built, has prompted dozens of exit.
Starring Matt Dillon as a serial killer, a news reporter Roger Friedman said that it was a “vile movie. Should not be done. Actors also guilty”.
Another tweeted: “Gross. Pretentious. Vomitive. Winding. Pathetic.”
Dillon plays an architect who kills the most women and children in gruesome fashion. Uma Thurman also star.
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Von Trier was banned from the festival for seven years and for the comments that he did a press conference for his sci-fi film Melancholia.
The Danish director has prompted the organizers too far, when he said (as a joke, it was later assumed) was a Nazi.
Now, with The House That Jack Built, the crime is gone in the ranks of the assembled press.
In one scene, as the killer Jack mutilates a girl, says: “Why is it always the fault of men…
“If you were born male you were born to be guilty. Think of the injustice”.
There is also a scene where he is the amateur practice of taxidermy in one of his victims.
Variety reporter Ramin Setoodeh said more than 100 people have walked out of a Cannes screening.
The Hollywood Reporter called the film “an autoerotic ego massage… often as inane as it is disturbing”.
He said that it was a rebuttal direct “in the current climate of showdown over gender bias and sexual misconduct”.
The film also contains the images of Hitler and other mass-murdering dictators.
Von Trier’s ban in 2011, it was once said of Hitler: “that’s not what you could call a good guy, but I understand it. I sympathize with him a little.”
The protagonist of the film, Kirsten Dunst, sitting next to him at the time, also, was not impressed with the direction
The House That Jack Built, the manufacturer has told the BBC on Monday: “it Is not too bloody. Of course there are some graphic images, but they are very few and very few. And more on the psychological side of wickedness. I think there will be a huge reaction to the film.”
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