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THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT (18)
THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT (18) Saturday 26 January 7:45PM
  • Country: Den, Fr, Ger, Sweden
  • Director: Lars Von Trier
  • Runtime: 2hrs 33mins
  • Tickets: £8.50, Conc. £7.50 incl. 50p cmsn.
  • Venue: STUDIO
  • With: Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Sofie Grabol, Riley Keough

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Lars von Trier returns to the director’s chair with his most daring and provocative work to
date. This time the topic of discussion is violence and art, and violence as art. Matt Dillon plays failed architect turned serial killer Jack who leads us through his thought processes behind his increasingly more depraved acts of murder which he names “incidents”. As he retells his crimes to Verge (Bruno Ganz) as if they were all individual works of art in
themselves, we are invited to question the nature of artistry, where its limits lie and when is far too far? With pitch black humour and cinematic vision, von Trier delights in taking us there. As Jack says “The greatest cathedrals have sublime artwork hidden in the darkest of corners for only God to see.”
BBFC Insight: strong bloody violence, sadistic threat, gore
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