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Dec 20, 2013:
Berlinale 2014:
World premiere of Lars von Trier’s Long Uncut Version of Nymphomaniac Volume I

The 64th Berlin International Film Festival will present the world premiere of Volume I of the long uncut version of Nymphomaniac, out of competition.

Alongside starring actress Charlotte Gainsbourg, numerous other international stars are part of the Nymphomaniac ensemble: Stellan Skarsgård, Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, Jamie Bell, Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe, Jean-Marc Barr, Udo Kier and many others. British actress Stacy Martin celebrates her big screen debut with Nymphomaniac.

Stacy Martin and Shia LaBeouf in Nymphomaniac by Lars von Trier

"Berlinale audiences will be the first to see the long uncut version of Nymphomaniac Volume I. Lars von Trier, a guest of the Berlinale for the first time in 1984, returns to the festival with this film. The aesthetic he has created in Nymphomaniac is impressive and radical," comments Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick.

Nymphomaniac is the wild and poetic story of one woman's journey from birth to age 50, as told by the main character, self-diagnosed nymphomaniac Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg). One cold winter evening, the old and charming bachelor Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård) finds Joe beaten up in an alley. He takes her to his flat, where he tends to her wounds while asking about her life. He listens intently as Joe tells the lush, branched-out and multifaceted story of her life, in eight chapters.

The shorter version approved by Lars von Trier will open worldwide in cinemas starting December 25, 2013.

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December 20, 2013

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