Lars von Trier (born Lars Trier; 30 April 1956) is a Danish film director and screenwriter with a prolific and controversial career spanning almost four decades. His work is known for its genre and technical innovation, confrontational examination of existential, social, and political issues, and his treatment of subjects such as mercy, sacrifice, and mental health.Among his more than 100 awards and 200 nominations at film festivals worldwide, von Trier has received: the Palme d'Or (for Dancer in the Dark), the Grand Prix (for Breaking the Waves), the Prix du Jury (for Europa), and the Technical Grand Prize (for The Element of Crime and Europa) at the Cannes Film Festival.Von Trier is the founder and shareholder of the international film production company Zentropa Films, which has sold more than 350 million tickets and garnered seven Academy Award nominations.
Von Trier was born in Kongens Lyngby, Denmark, north of Copenhagen, to Inger Høst and Fritz Michael Hartmann (the head of Denmark's Ministry of Social Affairs and a World War II resistance fighter). He received his surname from Høst's husband, Ulf Trier, whom he believed to be his biological father until 1989.He studied film theory at the University of Copenhagen and film direction at the National Film School of Denmark. At 25, he won two Best School Film awards at the Munich International Festival of Film Schools for Nocturne and Last Detail. The same year, he added the German nobiliary particle "von" to his name, possibly as a satirical homage to the equally self-invented titles of directors Erich von Stroheim and Josef von Sternberg, and saw his graduation film Images of Liberation released as a theatrical feature.
Movies & TV shows
The Idiots Who Started The Party
Danish film has never felt stronger on the international stage than it did with the Dogme films, which at the world premiere of 'The Party' and 'The Idiots' during the Cannes Film Festival in 1998 put...
Living the Light: Robby Muller
For her extraordinary film essay, Living the Light, Director and Director of Photography Claire Pijman had access to the thousands of Hi8 video diaries, pictures and Polaroids that Müller photographed...
The House That Jack Built
Jack narrates the details of some of his most elaborately orchestrated crimes, each of them a towering piece of art that defines his life's work as a serial killer for twelve years.
Bergman: A Year in a Life
A focuses on 1957, one of the most prolific years for the Swedish director. During the year he shot two films, opened two of his most celebrated films (The Seventh Seal and Wild Strawberries), and pro...
Palm Springs resident and film and art legend Udo Kier is "arteholic". He lives, breathes and makes art and at times he is even a living art piece. In this playful docu-fiction, we follow Udo on a roa...
Nymphomaniac: Vol. I
A man named Seligman finds a wounded woman in an alley and brings her home. She said she is a nymphomaniac. Seligman tells about his hobbies, such as reading and listening to organ music, while Joe te...
Ingmar Bergman built a house on the island of Fr in the Baltic Sea in the sixties. He went to live there after leaving Sweden. The house was preserved after he died. A group of very special cinephiles...
Nymphomaniac: Vol. II
The subject of the darker aspects of her adult life that led to her being in Seligman's care is the continuation of Joe's sexually dictated life.
The short film written and directed by von Trier was released in 2010. The film was shot over a long period of time. The original plan was for production to continue for 30 years and for a final relea...
A gripping portrait of the dramatic, extravagant and ego-centric actor Ernst-Hugo Järegård (1928-1998) who would always be at the center of everything. On the out side he was a hailed and confident di...
Cinema 16: European Short Films (U.S. Edition)
There is a collection of short films.
The Early Years: Erik Nietzsche Part 1
datememe datememe is a place where datememe can help you find a shy young man who is convinced that he wants to be a film director. In the late 1970s, when he was accepted to the film school, he enter...
To Each His Own Cinema
The film had 33 shorts.
Cinema 16: European Short Films (European Edition)
There is a collection of short films.
The Boss of It All
An IT company hires an actor to serve as the company's president in order to sell the business to a cranky Icelander.
In a blue-collar American town, a group of teens banded together to form the Dandies, a gang of gunslingers. Sebastian, the grandson of Dick's childhood nanny, Clarabelle, who fears the other gangs in...
After leaving Dogville in 1933, Grace Margaret Mulligan saw a slave being punished. The owners of the farm are guilty of illegal slavery. She is trying to influence the mobsters in Manderlay. When har...
All About Anna
Anna is a young costume designer who is focused on her job and not interested in romantic relationships. She just found a new apartment and is tempted to let her latest boyfriend, Frank, move in with ...
A Conversation with Lars von Trier
Eva was going to interview the renowned film director. Her provocative offer to conduct the interview nude led to a revealing and honest conversation.
Le court des grands
A program of short films from some of the cinema's greatest diectors. Curated by Emir Kusturica and Stephen Frears. - George Lucas "1.42.08 to Qualify" (1966) - Ridley Scott "A Boy and a Bicycle" (1...
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Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital
A brilliant surgeon who lives in the basement, a nearly blind security guard, and a nurse who faints at the sight of blood are some of the strange inhabitants of Kingdom hospital. When patients and st...
The drama that takes place during the making of Dogville is depicted in this film. The creative process is being worked on by Nicole Kidman and Lars von Trier.
Stephen King's take on the masterpiece series by Lars von Trier. The story takes place in a hospital in Lewiston, Maine, built on the site of a Civil War-era mill fire in which many children died.
Visions of Europe
Twenty-five films from European countries by twenty-five European directors.
In her personal life, she struggles with her self- image after the amputation of one of her breasts, but she is the manager of a successful laundry service. After she found out that one of her employe...
A documentary film about the Finnish screaming male choir.
A barren soundstage is used to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from criminals. Grace is offered to be harbored by the town as long as she can make ...
Dogville: The Pilot
The concept of chalk lines and sparse scenery was tested during the pre-production phase of Dogville: The Pilot. Sidse Babett Knudsen and Nikolaj Lie Kaas played Grace and Tom in the film.
The Five Obstructions
Lars von Trier challenges his mentor, filmmaker Jørgen Leth, to remake Leth’s 1967 short film The Perfect Human five times, each with a different set of bizarre and challenging rules.
100 Cameras: Capturing Lars von Trier's Vision
A behind-the-scenes look at the making of "Dancer in the Dark" by Lars von Trier.
Jesper Jargil's documentary portrait of a bizarre piece of Danish experimental theater directed by Lars von Trier.
Dancer in the Dark
Selma, a Czech immigrant on the verge of blindness, struggles to make ends meet for herself and her son, who has inherited the same genetic disorder and will suffer the same fate without an expensive ...
Marie Berthelius and Roger Narbonne conference call Lars von Trier, Win Wenders, Lone Scherfig, and Jean-Marc Barr and are also linked by digital video. The discussion is about the Dogme 95 film movem...
The Name of This Film Is Dogme95
The Name of this Film is Dogme95 is an irreverent documentary exploring the origins of Dogme95, the most influential movement in world cinema for a generation. The film tells how a 'brotherhood' of fo...
Von Trier's 100 Eyes
The drama of von Trier's inner life is revealed in the later developments of the film. His doubts about working with the crew are exposed. The biggest drama began when Bjrk walked off the set. Nobody ...
A completely new film platform has been opened by von Trier with his first Dogma-95 film. The film tells the story of a group of young people who have decided to get to know their inner-idiots and thu...
In Doctor von Trier's Laboratory: Back to the Magic of Cinema
A documentary about a film director.
Tranceformer: A Portrait of Lars von Trier
A portrait of a director. A private meeting with von Trier. The filmmakers follow von Trier at work, at home and at leisure for more than two years. A man wrote it.
The Kingdom II
The series is set in the neuro surgical ward at the main hospital in the country. When one thinks of "ringet", the kingdom, they think of the realm of the dead.
Breaking the Waves
In a small and conservative Scottish village, a woman's paralytic husband convinces her to have extramarital intercourse so she can tell him about it and give him a reason for living.
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The Kingdom is one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in the country. A pregnant doctor's fetus seems to be developing much faster than is natural, a phantom ambulance pulls in every night...
"Riget" is the first part of a series that has been edited into two massive films and is set in the main hospital of the country. The show follows a number of characters, both staff and patients, as t...
The Making of Europa
Documentary about the making of Lars von Trier's 1991 film.
Postwar Germany in the 20th century. Leopold Kessler is an American of German descent and works as a sleeping car conductor. The dark and violent path of a mysterious organization opposed to the Unite...
A behind-the-scenes documentary about a movie. The cast shot a bit of footage for Trier's 30-year project "Dimension".
Portrait of Lars von Trier
A documentary from 1991.
The Gods are not present in a version of the Greek tragedy. The myth says that the character of Medea is tragic because she sacrificed her brother for the success of her friend, and that she gets from...
The Europa trilogy is the second film in Trier's trilogy. There are two more films in the trilogy. The process of writing a script is the focus of the film. Two people are working on something. Von Tr...
The Element of Crime
Fisher decided to take one final case after a serial killer claimed the lives of several young girls. Fisher turned to a writer who was once respected for his contributions to the field of criminology...
The Orchid Gardener
A young, mentally ill man, a visual artist in crisis, meets two nurses during his stay in a sanatorium. Lesbians are obvious in these nurses. A woman and her son live with Victor. When he is on the co...
Why Try to Escape from That Which You Know You Can't Escape From? Because You Are a Coward
A masked person is watching a man. Three title cards and a few sentences of sermon-like talk are the only language used in the movie. The bible and similar sources are cited in the talk.
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Summer vacation. But Lars remain in town for his parents must work. One day as he bikes around, he hears a scream from a garden.
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