THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT

By Lars von Trier

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Title: THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT
Original title: The House that Jack Built
Director: Lars von Trier
Cast: Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Riley Keough, Sofie Gråbøl, Siobhan Fallon Hogan
Genre: Psychological Drama
Duration: 153 min
Language: English
Country of origin: Denmark
Scriptwriter: Lars von Trier
Cinematographer: Manuel Alberto Claro
Editor: Molly Malene Stensgaard
Production Company: Zentropa
Producers: Louise Vesth
Production year: 2018
Executive producers: Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Budget EUR: 9.0M
Local release: 29-11-2018

USA in the 1970s. We follow the highly intelligent Jack through 5 incidents 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. He views each murder as an artwork in itself, even though his dysfunction gives him problems in the outside world. Despite the fact that the final and inevitable police intervention is drawing ever near (which both provokes and puts pressure on Jack) he is – contrary to all logic – set on taking greater and greater chances. 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 in-depth explanations of, for Jack, dangerous and difficult maneuvers.

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Festival overview

Brisbane Int. FF
15-10-2018

Cannes Film Festival
08-05-2018

Cinematik International Film Festival Piestany
11-09-2018

Goa International Film Festival
20-11-2018