Brilliant. A bloody misunderstood masterpiece but definitely for mature audiences only.
I'm a big 17-year-old Lars von Trier fan and this film did not disappoint. If you loved the depraved second volume of Nymphomaniac, you'll love this. If you love art, you should at least appreciate this. If you like Brechtian films, this is for you. Also, this is one of the best paced films ever. You never feel the runtime, even though it runs at over 2 and a half hours. I'm not easily scared or uncomfortable when watching movies but this one had me shaking. I've never been scared of a fictional character in my life as I was when watching this. It's actually been three weeks since I saw it and I still can't stop thinking about it! Also the epilogue is the greatest of them all.
But if you couldn't handle Antichrist, do yourself a favor and skip this.
This one is for sure for Lars von Trier fans only.
And I think it's pretty obvious by now that this film is reeaally brutal and disturbing. So I'm not going to get into that. Just don't watch it if you love ducklings.
I'd say it's about as disturbing as Salo or the 120 Days of Sodom and Irreversible and THAT scene in Nymphomaniac.
Parents, don't show this to your kids, even if they're over 18. Unless you want to kick them out. I do want to show it to my best friends (because it's GOOD) but I'm a good friend so I figured I shouldn't.
Hands down, best film of 2018, followed by Mandy, Climax and Suspiria. And possibly one of the best films of all time. I just need to watch it again, which I'll be doing for sure when the Blu-ray comes out.
Believe me, I'm not a psychopath. I just have a really high appreciation for art films.