It's that time of month again: Yet another clip from Lars von Trier's upcoming film Nymphomaniac has been released. Unlike the others—the first introducing Joe (Stacy Martin) pre-nymphomania on a train, the second showing us how much of a creep/weirdo Shia LaBeouf is, an the third introducing us to a very angry Uma Thurman—this clip doesn't give us a glimpse at any new cast members, or even anyone in general. Instead, it's a beautiful, haunting long shot of a figure (Joe, presumably) walking towards what appears to be a hospital or apartment building as a mysterious voiceover recites the first few lines of Edgar Allen Poe's short story, The Fall of the House of Usher:
During the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppresively low in the heavens, I had been passing alone on horseback through a singularly dreary tractor country; and at length, found myself, as the shades of the evening drew on, within view of the melancholy House of Usher.
Judging by the inclusion of this story, it's likely safe to assume that a theme in this film will be totality—that is, that everything is related and relevant in some way. That story also deals a lot with disintegration, so it could be some sort of symbolism of Joe's psyche crumbling at this point in the film. This is made all the more likely by the short description given for this particular chapter in the film, Delirium:
Confusion. Delusion. Hallucination. The nymphomaniac's father dies.
On top of all that, the clip itself—fully in black and white—is also gorgeous. You can check it out above.
Nymphomaniac opens in Denmark on Christmas day. As of now, there's still no stateside premiere date set.