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: 61

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.

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.

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.

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.

Breaking the Waves Trailer (1996)

13 May 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.

Melancholia Trailer (2011)

26 May 2011

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

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.

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.

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.

Europa Trailer (1991)

11 May 1991

An American, Leopold Kessler, 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.

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 House That Jack Built Trailer (2018)

17 October 2018

A depiction of a serial killer's 12 years' worth of murders and how it shaped his prime intelligence.

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".

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 first films, 1967's The Perfect Human [Det perfekte menneske].

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.

Dear Wendy Trailer (2005)

04 February 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.

The Element of Crime Trailer (1984)

18 May 1984

Fisher, an ex-detective, decides to take one final case when a mysterious serial killer claims the lives of several young girls.

Bergman: A Year in a Life Trailer (2018)

25 May 2018

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.

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.

Living the Light - Robby Müller Trailer (2018)

29 August 2018

For her extraordinary film essay, Living the Light, Director and Director of Photography Claire Pijman had access to the thousands of Hi8 video diaries, pictures and Polaroids that Müller photographed while he was at work on one of the more than 70 features he shot throughout his career; often with long term collaborators such as Wim Wenders, Jim Jarmusch and Lars von Trier.

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.

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.

Le court des grands Trailer (2005)

30 November 2005

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).

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.

Trespassing Bergman Trailer (2013)

28 August 2013

A pilgrimage to the isolated house on the island of Fårö, where Ingmar Bergman spent most of his later years, elicits unusual stories.

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.

A Flower Trailer (1971)

01 January 1971

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

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.

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.

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".

Menthe - la bienheureuse Trailer (1979)

01 January 1979

Based on the sadomasochistic novel by Dominique Aury, "Story of O", tells the story of a voluntary female submission.

Visions of Europe Trailer (2004)

01 May 2004

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

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.

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".

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).

The Making of Europa Trailer (1991)

31 December 1991

Documentary about the making of Lars von Trier's 1991 film.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

A Conversation with Lars von Trier about the Europe Trilogy Trailer (2005)

17 October 2005

An interview with Danish film director Lars von Trier about his Europe trilogy of films.

Cinema 16: European Short Films (European Edition) Trailer (2006)

05 June 2006

A collection of short films by 16 European directors.

Portrait of Lars von Trier Trailer (1991)

01 January 1991

Danish documentary from TV2 in 1991.

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.

Kaptajn Klyde og hans venner vender tilbage Trailer (1980)

26 December 1980

Images of Liberation 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.

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.

The Orchid Gardener Trailer (1978)

01 January 1978

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.

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.

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.

Cinema 16: European Short Films (U.S. Edition) Trailer (2007)

25 September 2007

A collection of short films by 16 European directors.

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.