Stom­ach-turn­ing slasher marks Von Trier’s Cannes come­back

The Philippine Star - - WORLD NEWS -

CANNES (Reuters)— Lars Von Trier re­ceived a stand­ing ova­tion when he arrived at the Cannes Film Fes­ti­val, seven years af­ter be­ing thrown out for quip­ping that he was a nazi who sym­pa­thized with Hitler.

But if any­one was ex­pect­ing the Dan­ish provo­ca­teur to rein in his im­pulse to of­fend, he soon put them right with “The House That Jack Built,” an ex­tremely dark com­edy about a se­rial killer who uses mu­ti­lated corpses to cre­ate art.

Matt Dil­lon plays Jack who fills his walk-in freezer with dio­ra­mas of hu­man flesh, with Uma Thurman his first vic­tim, giv­ing him a taste for mur­der and tor­ture.

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