Nymphomaniac: von Trier Digitally Composes Graphic Sex

For anyone familiar with director Lars von Trier’s portfolio, you’ll know already that graphic sex scenes are something he tends to throw into many of his works. Anti Christ, anyone?

This time around the situation is no different. It may even be fair to say things are slightly less surprising, given the cast of his latest project, Nymphomaniac. Filmed between August and November 2012, the film stars Uma Thurman, Jamie Bell, Shia LeBeouf and, once again, Charlotte Gainsbourg  – all of whom are familiar with risqué performances (even if LeBeouf’s attempts are laughable and cringeworthy at their best).

Moreover, given that von Trier hasn’t given an interview since his Nazi gaffe at 2011′s Cannes Film Festival which resulted in his banning, it was Nyphomaniac’s producer Louise Vesth who divulged the latest information on Wednesday.

Vesth explained to The Hollywood Reporter how, exactly, the sex scenes would be composed. Or imposed, really: “We shot the actors pretending to have sex and then had the body doubles, who really did have sex, and in post [production] we will digital-impose the two … so above the waist it will be the star and the below the waist it will be the doubles”.

The film will premiere in von Trier’s native Denmark in December this year. If you’re at all confused, or worried about seeing it, let this be your warning:


Nymphomanic still via IMDB

via NME

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