Nymphomaniac: Volume 1

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Director: Lars von Trier Run Time: 118 min. Format: DCP Rating: NC17

Starring: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Christian Slater, Connie Nielsen, Jamie Bell, Jean-Marc Barr, Mia Goth, Michaël Pas, Shia LaBeouf, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Stacy Martin, Stellan Skarsgård, Udo Kier, Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe

A self-diagnosed nymphomaniac recounts her erotic experiences to the man who saved her after a beating. It begins with NYMPHOMANIAC (Volume One).

NYMPHOMANIAC is the wild and poetic story of a woman’s journey from birth to the age of 50 as told by the main character, the self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg). On a cold winter’s evening the old, charming bachelor, Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård), finds Joe beaten up in an alley. He brings her home to his flat where he cares for her wounds while asking her about her life. He listens intently as Joe over the next 8 chapters recounts the lushy branched-out and multifaceted story of her life, rich in associations and interjecting incidents.