The Danish filmmaker Lars Von Trier, has the power of being loved and hated as much as his film work. Each of his films has the particularity to raise a taboo subject, accompanied by a stunning visual beauty. Each story is divided into chapters, and titles refer to symbols or feelings. Von Trier has extensive filmography but there are 3 symbolic pieces of his work, which are part of the so-called Trilogy of depression: Antichrist , Melancholia  Nymphomaniac  (Vol 1 and 2).

1. Antichrist (2009 )
With Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg

Shot in black and white, Lars Von Trier’s lens delves into the disturbed world of mind. Each sequence is accompanied by classical music. The plot focuses on two characters and how grief can become a real disease. As the film unfolds, there will be experienced panic, despair and madness.

2. Melancolia (2011)

With Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg

It reflects the apocalyptic vision of the Danish, the development of the plot corresponds directly to the film’s title and which may result in the hearing. The film contains one of the most compelling ends of recent times.

3. Nymphomaniac Vol. 1 y 2 (2013)

With Charlotte Gainsbourg, Shia Lebeouff, Willem Dafoe, Stellan Skargaard

The latest cinematic provocation of Von Trier story is divided into two parts, which tell the story of Joe, a nymphomaniac declared. We see the transition from girl to woman and her way of dealing with the illness.

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