Many true crime and crime drama fans should be anticipating Lars Von Trier’s new film, The House That Jack Built, featuring Matt Dillon and Uma Thurman.
While it’s said that it won’t be for the faint of heart, as nearly 100 viewers walked out in protest during the initial screening at Cannes, the film looks to be a in interesting choice for fans of crime drama and is scheduled to be released by IFC in theaters this fall. Matt Dillon plays “Jack”, a serial killer, whose character considers his grisly acts as his own “artwork.” The story is presented from Jack’s point of view and has been heavily anticipated by fans.
Let’s take a look at the official trailer:
More from EW:
Lars von Trier is back with a bloody vengeance in the unsettling new NSFW trailer for his latest film The House That Jack Built.
Dropping just ahead of the film’s Monday evening world premiere at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, the preview teases a sinister plot hatched by the titular serial killer (played by Matt Dillon), who seemingly succumbs to a relentless impulse to kill — an urge that doesn’t discriminate against men, women, or children, judging by the clip.
His first victim appears to be Oscar-nominated actress Uma Thurman, who plays a woman seeking help when a vehicle malfunction leaves her stranded on the side of the road. “Oops. That was maybe a mistake, me getting in this car with you,” she says in the trailer, which is soundtracked by David Bowie’s iconic “Fame.” “You might as well be a serial killer. Sorry, but you do kind of look like one.” Her hunch proves to be correct when Jack kills her shortly thereafter, setting off a violent spree that claims multiple victims over the course of 12 years through 1970s America…Read full article here.
It was only this week viewers would get a peek at the new film while at the Cannes Film Festival. Director Lars von Trier made his return from being banned for 8 years from the festival due to controversial comments about Hitler.
Variety’s Ramin Setoodah was not one of those who walked and opted to stay until the end. He took to Twitter yesterday to voice his opinion on the film and others didn’t take long to weigh in.
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
At least 100 people walked out of my VIVA premiere at Rotterdam starting about 30 minutes in. They walked across the screen and slammed the door.
— Anna Biller (@missannabiller) May 15, 2018
Whenever someone walks out on a movie, I usually view that as a standing ovation. It signals that the film did its job by emotionally impacting them. The best way to not get emotionally connected with a film is to feel asleep and snore loudly whilst the film is still playing. ?
— Matt Floyd (@Matt_TheCoolCat) May 15, 2018
But is it any good? And have these people seen a Lars film before?? I don’t buy it. I, for one, and looking forward to it. I mean – it’s a controversial director making a movie about a serial killer – what, seriously, did they expect??
— Casey Chapman (@JCaseyChapman) May 14, 2018
He goes to describe the scene he feels that caused the exodus for many.
The scene that led to the walkouts of ‘The House That Jack Built’ had Matt Dillon aiming a rifle at two small children, blowing their heads off. Why did #Cannes2018 let this film in the festival? https://t.co/OkaipZChR3
— Ramin Setoodeh (@RaminSetoodeh) May 15, 2018
— Nic Izzi (@nicizzi) May 15, 2018
Even though some viewers snubbed the film, The House That Jack Built received a six-minute long standing ovation from viewers who stayed to view the movie in its entirety.here and on Twitter here.
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