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The Orchid Gardener (S)

5.3
38
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Original title
Orchidégartneren (The Orchid Gardener) (S)
Year
Running time
37 min.
Country
Denmark Denmark
Director
Screenwriter
Lars von Trier
Cinematography
Hartvig Jensen, Helge Kaj, Peter Nørgaard, Mogens Svane, Lars von Trier (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Lars von Trier
Genre
Drama | Short Film
Synopsis / Plot
A young, mentally ill man, a visual artist in crisis Victor Marse (Lars von Trier) meets two nurses (Eliza and her girlfriend) during his stay in a sanatorium. These nurses are obvious lesbians. Victor lives with Eliza and her son. He imagines another woman when he is roaming at a coast. He pretends committing a suicide but Eliza does not react to it. Every moment, he stays in front of a blank canvas and thinks. Meanwhile he dresses into Nazi clothes or into women dresses, then he leaves to go to the cinema, and abuses and probably kills a small girl. His masochistic affair with Eliza lasts; he is close to shooting her with a gun but instead she takes out a whip. Victor goes along the streets then he lies naked in front of the canvas on which he has left his bloody fingerprints. After this he drives a funeral car to his work - he is employed in a garden where orchids are grown. Eliza is now the past and in the end, Victor might be dead as someone drives a cross into the ground.
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