The uncut version of Lars von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac,” at least the first volume of it, has finally settled on a premiere date.
The film is set to have its world premiere out of competition at the Berlin International Film Festival in March.
Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick says: “Berlinale audiences will be the first to see the long uncut version of Nymphomaniac Volume I. Lars von Trier, a guest of the Berlinale for the first time in 1984, returns to the festival with this film. The aesthetic he has created in Nymphomaniac is impressive and radical.”
TrustNordisk adds: “The screening in Berlin will be the only screening of the long version of volume 1, until the long version of volume 2 will premiere sometime later in 2014.”
The shorter two-part, four-hour version opens in Danish cinemas next week followed by release in early 2014 around the globe. The uncut two-part, 5.5 hour version has no dates set as yet.
The Danish cut of the film has premiered and been reviewed by various critics who’ve praised the film more for its intellectual and thought-provoking aspects than its sensuality. Whilst there’s some expected things from graphic threesomes to bondage to digitally-inserted erections, none of the reviewers are particularly shocked by the content and none have complained of the shorter cut feeling “incomplete” as it were.