Lars von Trier

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Lars von Trier ( born Lars Trier; 30 April 1956) is a Danish film director and screenwriter. He is closely associated with the Dogme 95 collective, although his own films have taken a variety of different approaches. He is known for his female-centric parables and his exploration of controversial subject matter. Von Trier began making his own films at the age of 11 after receiving a Super-8 camera as a gift, and his first publicly released film was an experimental short called The Orchid Gardener, in 1977. His first feature film came seven years later, The Element of Crime, in 1984. As of 2010, he has directed a further 10 feature films, 5 short films and 4 television productions. He has been married twice and is currently married to Bente Frøge. Von Trier suffers periodically from depression, as well as various fears and phobias, including an intense fear of flying. As he himself once put it, "Basically, I'm afraid of everything in life, except filmmaking".

Most Popular Lars von Trier Trailers

Total trailers found: 54

Dogville Trailer (2003)

19 May 2003

A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her.

A Royal Affair Trailer (2012)

29 March 2012

A young queen falls in love with her physician, and they start a revolution that changes their nation forever.

Manderlay Trailer (2005)

16 May 2005

In 1933, after leaving Dogville, Grace Margaret Mulligan sees a slave being punished at a cotton farm called Manderlay.

The Kingdom Trailer (1994)

23 November 1994

The first part of a Danish miniseries that has been edited into two massive films, "Riget" is set in the neurosurgical ward of Copenhagen's Rigshospitalet, the city and country's main hospital, nicknamed "Riget".

Melancholia Trailer (2011)

26 May 2011

Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.

Nymphomaniac: Vol. II Trailer (2013)

25 December 2013

The continuation of Joe's sexually dictated life delves into the darker aspects of her adult life and what led to her being in Seligman's care.

Nymphomaniac: Vol. I Trailer (2013)

25 December 2013

A man named Seligman finds a fainted wounded woman in an alley and he brings her home. She tells him that her name is Joe and that she is nymphomaniac.

Antichrist Trailer (2009)

18 May 2009

A grieving couple retreats to their cabin 'Eden' in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage.

Dancer in the Dark Trailer (2000)

17 May 2000

Selma, a Czech immigrant on the verge of blindness, struggles to make ends meet for herself and her son, who has inherited the same genetic disorder and will suffer the same fate without an expensive operation.

Side by Side Trailer (2012)

19 August 2012

Since the invention of cinema, the standard format for recording moving images has been film. Over the past two decades, a new form of digital filmmaking has emerged, creating a groundbreaking evolution in the medium.

Dear Wendy Trailer (2005)

22 January 2005

In a blue-collar American town, a group of teens bands together to form the Dandies, a gang of gunslingers led by Dick Dandelion.

Breaking the Waves Trailer (1996)

18 October 1996

In a small and conservative Scottish village, a woman's paralytic husband convinces her to have extramarital intercourse so she can tell him about it and give him a reason for living.

The Idiots Trailer (1998)

28 April 1998

With his first Dogma-95 film director Lars von Trier opens up a completely new film platform. With a mix of home-video and documentary styles the film tells the story of a group of young people who have decided to get to know their “inner-idiots” and thus not only facing and breaking their outer appearance but also their inner.

The Boss of It All Trailer (2006)

21 September 2006

An IT company hires an actor to serve as the company's president in order to help the business get sold to a cranky Icelander.

All About Anna Trailer (2005)

24 November 2005

Anna is a young costume designer, focused on her job and wary of getting caught in romantic relationships.

Europa Trailer (1991)

11 May 1991

An American, Leopold Kessler (Jean-Marc Barr) goes to post-war Germany in 1945 to work as a railroad conductor for the Zentropa Rail Line instead of going into the Army because he feels its a more valuable thing to do for the state of the world.

Nymphomaniac: The Director's Cut Volume II Trailer (2014)

02 October 2014

A self-described nymphomaniac's life story, as told to the man who rescued her from an alleyway beating, culminates in a darkly surprising ending.

Dogville Confessions Trailer (2004)

27 June 2004

This film depicts the intense drama that takes place during the making of Dogville. Lars von Trier and Nicole Kidman work through this creative process under very extreme conditions.

Nymphomaniac: The Director's Cut Volume I Trailer (2014)

02 October 2014

A woman who self-identifies as a nymphomaniac tells her life story to a sympathetic stranger who found her bleeding in an abandoned alleyway.

The Five Obstructions Trailer (2003)

07 November 2003

About a filmmaker not only revisiting, but also recreating (not in a conventional sense) one of his )

To Each His Own Cinema Trailer (2007)

19 May 2007

A collective film of 33 shorts directed by different directors about their feeling about cinema.

The Element of Crime Trailer (1984)

18 May 1984

A cop in a dystopian Europe investigates a serial killings suspect using controversial methods written by his now disgraced former mentor.

The Early Years: Erik Nietzsche Part 1 Trailer (2007)

25 December 2007

Erik Nietzsche is an intelligent but in many ways inexperienced shy young man who is convinced that he wants to be a film director.

D-Day Trailer (2001)

28 December 2001

Four people plan to rob a bank on new years eve, where no one will notice because of the celebration.

Le Court des grands Trailer (2005)

30 November 2005

Visions of Europe Trailer (2004)

01 May 2004

Twenty-five films from twenty-five European countries by twenty-five European directors.

Medea Trailer (1988)

01 January 1988

It is an adaptation of the Greek tragedy Medea from Euripides, a version where the Gods willing and intervations are absent.

Epidemic Trailer (1987)

11 September 1987

The second of Trier's films known collectively as the Europa trilogy. The other two films in the trilogy are The Element of Crime (1984) and Europa (1991).

The Kingdom II Trailer (1997)

01 November 1997

The series is set in the neurosurgical ward of Copenhagen's Rigshospitalet, the city and country's main hospital, nicknamed "Riget".

Nymphomaniac: Directors Cut Trailer (2013)

01 December 2013

An excessively promiscuous woman (Charlotte Gainsbourg) spins a tale of her erotic past to a stranger (Stellan Skarsgård) who found her badly beaten and took her into his home.

The House That Jack Built Trailer (2018)

31 December 2018

USA in the 1970s. We follow the highly intelligent Jack over a span of 12 years and are introduced to the murders that define Jack's development as a serial killer.

Portrait of Lars von Trier Trailer (1991)

01 January 1991

Danish documentary from TV2 in 1991.

The South Trailer (2004)

24 January 2004

Martje is the manager of a successful laundry service, but in her personal life she struggles with her self-image after the amputation of one of her breasts.

Kingdom Hospital Trailer (2004)

03 March 2004

Stephen King's take on the masterpiece series by Lars von Trier. The story takes place in a hospital in Lewiston, Maine, built on the site of a Civil War-era mill fire in which many children died.

A Flower Trailer (1971)

01 January 1971

A boy grows a seed into a flower while the world around him marches on.

A Conversation with Lars von Trier Trailer (2005)

17 October 2005

Filmmaker Eva Ziemsen was determined to interview renowned film director, lars von trier. Her provocative offer, to conduct the interview nude, led to a revealing and truthful conversation about filmmaking.

Arteholic Trailer (2014)

16 October 2014

Palm Springs resident and film and art legend Udo Kier is "arteholic". He lives, breathes and makes art and at times he is even a living art piece.

Dimension Trailer (2010)

24 August 2010

Dimension is a short film written and directed by Lars von Trier, released in 2010. The film was shot in three-minute segments over several years.

Von Trier's 100 Eyes Trailer (2000)

02 December 2000

Although at first sight this might look like a simple ‘making of DANCER IN THE DARK’, the later developments in the film reveal the whole drama of Lars von Trier’s inner life during the shooting process.

From Dreyer to von Trier Trailer (2005)

12 June 2005

Acclaimed cinematographer Henning Bendtsen reflects on working with directors Carl Theodor Dreyer and Lars von Trier.

Dogville: The Pilot Trailer (2003)

19 November 2003

Dogville: The Pilot was shot during 2001 in the pre-production phase to test whether the concept of chalk lines and sparse scenery would work.

Tranceformer - A Portrait of Lars von Trier Trailer (1997)

12 December 1997

A portrait of Denmark's most acclaimed and controversial director, Lars von Trier. A meeting with von Trier on a private level as well as with his film universe.

Constance Trailer (1998)

30 April 1998

Constance, a young woman, arrives at the mansion of the experienced Lola, where she is initiated into the mysteries of sexuality.

In Doctor von Trier's Laboratory: Back to the Magic of Cinema Trailer (1998)

01 January 1998

German/French TV documentary portraying Danish film director Lars von Trier.

The Trip to Squash Land Trailer (1967)

22 July 1967

The earliest recognized film by Lars Trier (made in his youth before he adopted the "von") is this stop motion cartoon, Turen til Squach land… En Super Pølse film (Trip to Squash Land… A Super Sausage film).

Menthe - la bienheureuse Trailer (1979)

01 January 1979

Short based on the Histoire d'O.

The Name of This Film Is Dogme95 Trailer (2000)

01 November 2000

The Name of this Film is Dogme95 is an irreverent documentary exploring the origins of Dogme95, the most influential movement in world cinema for a generation.

Nat, skat Trailer (1968)

11 May 1968

Lars von Trier himself has one of the lead roles in this short film about a bank employee being subjected to a brutal robbery.

Images of a Relief Trailer (1982)

30 June 1982

Set in Copenhagen during World War II, the film follows a German officer who visits his Danish mistress in the days after the occupation of Denmark has ended.

The Orchid Gardener Trailer (1977)

01 January 1977

A young, mentally ill man, a visual artist in crisis Victor Marse (Lars von Trier) meets two nurses (Eliza and her girlfriend) during his stay in a sanatorium.

Why Try to Escape from Which You Know You Can't Escape from? Because You Are a Coward Trailer (1970)

26 March 1970

A man is being haunted by a masked stranger. The only language used in the movie comes from three (inter) title cards and a few sentences of sermon-like talk in Danish.

Nocturne Trailer (1980)

01 January 1980

It's night. Perhaps after a dream of an intruder crashing through a window, a woman who's sensitive to light has a telephone conversation with a friend.

Trier's Element Trailer (1991)

01 January 1991

Behind-the-scenes documentary about Lars von Trier's latest movie Europa (1991). Also features unique footage of Trier and cast shooting a bit of footage for Trier's 30-year project "Dimension".

Bakerman Trailer (1989)

09 August 1989

Laid Back's classic, sadly forgotten, "Bakerman" music video. Directed by Lars von Trier. Fantastic song, fantastic video.