The House That Jack Built, Cannes Film Festival

The House That Jack Built, Cannes Film Festival

Over 100 people walked out of the premiere of Lars von Trier's psychological thriller during the screening on Monday, with many citing its "disgusting" and "torturous" content. "It is probably one of my absolute favourite Lars von Trier movies".

Some people, however, reacted more calmly, discussing the merits and flaws of Von Trier's works, commenting on his trademark provocative style.

The House That Jack Built also stars Sofie Gråbøl, Johannes Kuhnke, Marijana Jankovic, Osy Ikhile, Jerker Fahlström, Jeremy Davies, and David Bailie.

In typical Von Trier fashion, and as he promised, the film is drenched in subtle brutality and blood as Matt Dillon's journey as Jack unfolds into a serial killer.

According to the Guardian, in the gruesome film, which the Danish director has called his most violent film to date, Dillon stars as Jack, a serial killer with more than 60 deaths to his name.

Set in 1970s and 1980s Washington, Von Trier has described the film as celebrating "the idea that life is evil and soulless" but has been described as "murder porn" by some critics.

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Those who remained seated throughout the screening eventually showered the film with a six minute standing ovation.

Von Trier remembered how his openness to graphic nature cost him the Palme d'Or at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival. Jack is telling Verge about five "incidents" he's picked from his murdering career, which seems to run through the 1970s in an unspecified U.S. town.

During a break in the film's production previous year, the director - along with cast members Matt Dillon and Uma Thurman [VIDEO] - attended a press conference with ScreenDaily.com regarding the details of the project.

The House That Jack Built does not yet have a United Kingdom release date. As the inevitable police intervention is drawing nearer, he is taking greater and greater risks in his attempt to create the ultimate artwork.

The trailer for "The House That Jack Built" can be viewed following this article. Let us know what you think.

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