Lars von Trier is, without a doubt, one of the most acclaimed contemporary filmmakers of the last decades.
This controversial and provocative 66-year-old director never goes unnoticed due to the subject matter of his films, considered some of the best films of the last 30 years.
He adopted the "von" of "von Trier" at the Danish National Film School, where he was called that by his classmates, an institution from which he graduated in 1983 with the short Images of a Relief.
The Film Festival of Cannes He has been recognized not only with the Palme d'Or, but also with the Grand Jury Prize for Breaking the Waves (1996); the Jury Prize and two more prizes for Europe (1991); and the Technical Grand Prize for his debut feature El Element del Crimen (1984).
Nymphomania is a film of more than 5 hours about a drug addict sex made by Lars von Trier, which is made up of two installments.
The protagonist, Joe, a woman diagnosed as a nymphomaniac for her addiction to sex since she was little, she dares to tell the experiences of a lifetime to an interlocutor unexpected in this film.
This extraordinary film tells the story of two sisters and their different reactions to the apocalypse of the planet Earth caused by the collision with an unknown planet that hides behind the sun, and whose name is Melancholia.
Starting from this event, the story is divided into two parts: the first shows the celebration of Justine's wedding and her subsequent fall into a severe depression. The second focuses on her sister Claire de Ella, who reacts very differently to the impending catastrophe.
This film is made up of five chapters, plus their corresponding prologue and epilogue.
In this, its protagonist, Jack, is a brilliant serial killer who studies all the crimes he has committed over 12 years in order to fulfill his dream: to commit the perfect crime and leave no trace.
In this film Grace, a beautiful fugitive, arrives in the town of Dogville, as she is fleeing from a group of gangsters.
With the approval of Tom, the town's interlocutor, the small community agrees to hide Grace. In return she agrees to work for them.
However, when the search begins, the people of Dogville demand a better deal in exchange for the risk of protecting the fugitive.
Dancing in the Dark
Selma, a Czech immigrant and single mother, works in a factory in the United States. Her only consolation in her life is her enormous passion for music, especially for the great Hollywood musicals.
Everything is complicated because Selma keeps a secret: she is going blind and her son will suffer the same fate, unless she manages to raise enough money to operate on him, which forces her to work piecework.
Misfortune follows her because one day a policeman and neighbor of hers with financial problems, falsely accuses her of having robbed him and, then, her life is marked by tragedy.