THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT

By Lars VON TRIER

SOFA DIGITAL - as PROMO

Drama - Completed 2018

“The greatest cathedrals have sublime artwork hidden in the darkest of corners for only God to see... so does MURDER!”

Festivals
& Awards

Festival de Cannes 2018
Out of Competition
Busan IFF 2018
Midnight Passion
    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • DENMARK, SWEDEN, FRANCE, GERMANY
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 155 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Lars VON TRIER
    • Writer(s)
    • Lars VON TRIER
    • Producer(s)
    • Louise VESTH (ZENTROPA PRODUCTIONS)
    • Synopsis
    • USA in the 1970s. We follow the highly intelligent Jack through 5 incidents and are introduced to the murders that define Jack’s development as a serial killer. We experience the story from Jack’s point of view. He views each murder as an artwork in itself, even though his dysfunction gives him problems in the outside world. Despite the fact that the final and inevitable police intervention is drawing ever near (which both provokes and puts pressure on Jack) he is – contrary to all logic – set on taking greater and greater chances. 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 in-depth explanations of, for Jack, dangerous and difficult maneuvers.
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