. . .This is a Lars Von Trier movie, and anything goes with this “artist,” who’s put out such wonderful films as “Antichrist” and “Nymphomaniac.”
His new movie “The House That Jack Built,” starring Matt Dillon and Uma Thurman, drew mass walkouts on Monday night when it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival . . .
Just left Lars Von Trier's The House that Jack Built.
Gross. Pretentious. Vomitive. Torturous. Pathetic. #Cannes2018
— The Oscar Predictor (@OscarPredictor) May 14, 2018
Walked out on LarsvonTrier . Vile movie. Should not have been made. Actors culpable
— Showbiz 411 (@showbiz411) May 14, 2018
The Danish director said the new movie is his most violent film to date — and he’s proud of that. Movie review site Rotten Tomatoes summed up the plot this way: “Lars von Trier’s upcoming drama follows the highly intelligent Jack (Matt Dillon) over a span of 12 years and introduces the murders that define Jack’s development as a serial killer. We experience the story from Jack’s point of view, while he postulates each murder is an artwork in itself. As the inevitable police intervention is drawing nearer, he is taking greater and greater risks in his attempt to create the ultimate artwork.”
I’ve never seen anything like this at a film festival. More than 100 people have walked out of Lars von Trier’s ‘The House That Jack Built,’ which depicts the mutilation of women and children. “It’s disgusting,” one woman said on her way out. #Cannes2018 pic.twitter.com/GsBGCoyHEG
— Ramin Setoodeh (@RaminSetoodeh) May 14, 2018
(Read more from “Horrified Moviegoers in Cannes Walk out of ‘Vomitive,’ ‘Torturous’ Serial Killer Film” HERE)