Lars von Trier’s ‘Nymphomaniac — Extended Director’s Cut’ Out Today
Lars von Trier has always been a controversial filmmaker, and his latest film, Nymphomaniac, had a controversial release to match. In most parts of the world, Nymphomaniac was released in two separate 2-hour volumes, though it was initially made as a 5-and-a-half hour epic.
For those who saw the original two-parter and were either dismayed by the idea that these were two separate films or just didn’t get enough, an extended “director’s cut” of the film was released today on VOD in the United States, Canada and several other countries.
Film purists who demand to see the complete and original vision from film directors are in luck, though perhaps von Trier is giving us more than we bargained for — the director’s cut is known to have much more controversial content than its theatrical release, including awkward relations between Jo and her father, an abortion scene, and even more talk of fly fishing.