The House That Jack Built — Trailer

source:   www.festival-cannes.com

added: Mon, May 14th '18

Matt Dillon gives in to his homicidal urges in the first trailer for Lars Von Trier's new serial killer movie "The House That Jack Built."

The dark off-kilter thriller is set to make its world premiere this week at the Cannes Film Festival, which is also marking the controversial Danish filmmaker's first time back since being banned in 2011.

The film, set in the 1970s, stars Dillon as a serial killer named "Jack," who becomes increasingly more careless with each new murder, yet still manages to get away with his crimes.

The cast also includes Uma Thurman (Kill Bill), Riley Keough (The Girlfriend Experience), Bruno Ganz (Downfall), Sofie Grabol (The Killing), Siobhan Fallon Hogan (Wayward Pines), and Jeremy Davies (Saving Private Ryan).

"The House That Jack Built" is premiering today out of competition at Cannes. It will be released in the U.S. later in the year, through IFC Films.

synopsis:
USA in the 1970s. We follow the highly intelligent Jack over a span of 12 years 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, while he postulates each murder is an artwork in itself. As the inevitable police intervention is drawing nearer, he is taking greater and greater risks in his attempt to create the ultimate artwork.

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 psychopathic explanations. The House That Jack Built is a dark and sinister story, presented through a philosophical and occasional humorous tale.

 

directed by   Lars Von Trier

starring   Matt Dillon, Uma Thurman, Riley Keough, Bruno Ganz, Sofie Grabol, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Jeremy Davies

release date   Cannes Film Festival, 2018 (world premiere)

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