Al Jazeera’s Charlie Angela Tweeted: I’ve just walked out of #LarsVonTrier premiere at #Cannes2018 because seeing children being shot and killed is not art or entertainment”. Well, what did you expect from the guy filmed a graphic self-clitorectomy for Antichrist? If you sit down to see a film by Lars Von Trier, you should be prepared for anything.
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Nonetheless, the controversial director (temporarily banned from Sundance following anti-Semitic comments) caused a stampede-level walk-out with his Cannes festival debut at the world premiere of his serial killer shocker The House that Jack Built. Besides Angela’s tweet above, check out some of the choicest barbs below.
Just left Lars Von Trier's The House that Jack Built.
Gross. Pretentious. Vomitive. Torturous. Pathetic. #Cannes2018
— The Oscar Predictor (@OscarPredictor) May 14, 2018
Walked out on LarsvonTrier . Vile movie. Should not have been made. Actors culpable
— Showbiz 411 (@showbiz411) May 14, 2018
I’ve never seen anything like this at a film festival. More than 100 people have walked out of Lars von Trier’s ‘The House That Jack Built,’ which depicts the mutilation of women and children. “It’s disgusting,” one woman said on her way out. #Cannes2018 pic.twitter.com/GsBGCoyHEG
— Ramin Setoodeh (@RaminSetoodeh) May 14, 2018
This is how quickly the audience clearly out after Lars von Trier’s ‘The House That Jack Built.’
The House That Jack Built already has an international release date of November 29th. When and via whom the film will appear in the US remains to be seen. In the horror industry, bad press can sometimes be the best kind. No doubt there’s a built-in audience looking for this kind of envelope-pushing shitshow. Lars Von Trier is a walker disaster and everything he touches explodes into mayhem.
Check out the trailer and synopsis below.
Official Synopsis: The story follows Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer over the course of 12 years and depicts the murders that truly develop Jack as a serial killer.
The “culpable” stars of The House that Jack Built are Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, and Uma Thurman.
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