directed by Lars Von Trier written by Lars Von Trier, Anders Thomas Jensen director of photography Anthony Dod Mantle artistic director Tim Pannen production design by Karl Júliusson costume design by Frauke Firl special effects by Platige Image (Poland) edited by Anders Refn sound by Kristian Eidnes Andersen production manager Johannes Rexin
cast Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg
produced by Zentropa Entertainments co-produced by Zentropa International Poland, ul. Narbutta 25a, 02-536 Warsaw; Liberator Productions; Slot Machine; Lucky Red; Memfis Film; Sveriges Television; ZDF producer Meta Louise Foldager executive producers Peter Garde, Peter Aalbak, Marianne Slot, Bettina Brokemper co-producers Małgorzata Szumowska, Lars Jönsson, Andrea Occhipinti, Ole Ostergaard, Sanne Glasel co-financed by The Polish Film Institute; Det Danske FilmInstitut; Svenska FilmInstitutet (SFI) distribution in Poland Gutek Film, Al. Wojska Polskiego 41 lok. 43, 01-503 Warsaw, phone +48 22 536 92 00, fax +48 22 635 20 01, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
35 mm, Cinemascope, Dolby Digital / Dolby SR, 100′
Denmark – Germany – Poland – France – Sweden – Italy 2009
A world famous psychiatrist and his wife, an investigator of medieval witchery, decide to go to a wooden house in a secluded spot in order to find consolation after their son’s death. They want to hide from the world and face their deepest fears. Instead of peace, they uncover a destructive power dating back to the beginning of the world. They will have to face a horrifying force which they never knew existed.
Lars von Trier
Born in 1956. Graduated from the Danish Film School in Copenhagen. Danish director, screenwriter, cinematographer, actor and producer, one of the most outstanding filmmakers of the 1980s and 1990s. A co-author of the Dogma Group Manifest. A winner of numerous awards: Jury Award at Cannes International Film Festival and European Film Award for ‘Breaking the Waves’ (1996), Golden Palm at Cannes International Film Festival for ‘Dancer in the Dark’ (2000), and European Film Award for co-authoring Dogma Manifest (2008).
‘Epidemic’ (1987), ‘Europa’ (1991), ‘Riget’ (1994 – TV serial, also a cinema version), ‘Breaking the Waves’ (1996), ‘Riget II’ (1997 – TV serial, also a cinema version), ‘Idioterne’ (1998) ‘Dancer in the Dark’ (2000), ‘Dogville’ (2003), ‘Manderlay’ (2005), ‘Direktoren for det hele’ (2006), ‘Antichrist’ (2009)
Translated by Monika Miziniak | Edited by Patricia Koza