After releasing movies about varied subjects like the dark side of the American dream, grief, and the end of the world, director Lars Von Trier is set to tackle a subject near and dear to everyone's heart: sex. In his next film, The Nymphomaniac, Von Trier will chronicle the sex life of a woman (Charlotte Gainsbourg) from adolescence through the age of 50.
Screen Daily is now reporting that the movie will be split into two parts--the first detailing Gainsbourg's younger years, and the second one dealing with her adult life. In an interview with the site, producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen, said, “We are making two films. It is a big operation. I personally hope that we should be ready for Cannes next year. We will shoot both and edit both – and we want to finish both at the same time.”
Oh but Von Trier and crew aren't done yet. Not only will the film be separated into two parts, but two different versions of it will be created. One version will follow Gainsbourg's sexploits in a more mainstream way, while another version will be unedited and more pornographic.
"We will probably blur the central points of the human body for the release worldwide but we will probably make one unblurred that will be for screening maybe in Cannes, " revealed Jensen in the interview.
Unfortunately, Von Trier is still persona non grata at the popular French film festival because of his controversial remarks last year after he joked about being a Nazi and feeling sympathy for Hitler, but his films can still be screened there.
[Screen Daily via Indie Wire]