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The House That Jack Built

6.8
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Original title
The House That Jack Built
Year
Running time
155 min.
Country
Denmark Denmark
Director
Screenwriter
Lars von Trier
Cinematography
Manuel Alberto Claro
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Denmark-France-Germany-Sweden; Zentropa Productions / Radio (DR) / Film I Väst
Genre
Thriller | Crime. Serial Killers
Synopsis / Plot
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, yet presented through a philosophical and occasional humorous tale.
Awards
2018: Cannes Film Festival: Official Selection (Out of Competition)
2018: Sitges Film Festival: Official Selection (Out of Competition)
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