“Notorious provocateur Lars von Trier is up to his old tricks with (this) savage but fascinatingly ambitious serial killer drama” – flicks.com.au
In five episodes, failed architect and vicious sociopath Jack (Matt Dillon) recounts his elaborately orchestrated murders – each, as he views them, a towering work of art that defines his life’s work as a serial killer in the Pacific Northwest.
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. Along the way we experience Jack’s descriptions of his personal condition, problems and thoughts through a recurring conversation with the unknown Verge – a grotesque mixture of sophistry mixed with an almost childlike self-pity and psychopathic explanations. The House That Jack Built is a dark and sinister story, yet presented through a philosophical and occasional humorous tale.
Directed by Lars Von Trier, also starring Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Siobhan Fallon Hogan and Riley Keough
R18+ In cinemas from March 7 (limited release*). In Sydney it’s screening at Dendy Newtown
“Lars von Trier’s serial killer epic is horrifying, sadistic, possibly brilliant.” – Eric Kohn, IndieWire
“A movie we shall never forget. For its honesty, agony and unfearing impudence, its calm, rage and vertiginous invention.” – Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
“The House That Jack Built is one of the funniest films of 2018.” – Michael Roffman, Consequence of Sound
Thanks to Dendy Cinemas and Umbrella Films we have 5 double in season passes to give away. For a chance to win all you have to do is email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with The House That Jack Built in the subject line. All you need to do is assure us you’ve watched the trailer, noted the film’s rating and know what you’re in for… Make sure you include a postal address for the passes. Entries close midday Monday March 4.
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