Lars von Trier

Lars von Trier

Known For: Directing · Birthday: 1956-04-30 (65 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Kongens Lyngby, Denmark

65 Movies · 4 TV shows

Also Known As: Ларс фон Триер · 拉斯·馮·提爾 · ラース・フォン・トリアー · لارس فون ترايير · Lars Trier · 라스 폰 트리에

Biography

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.

Early Life

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

2020.

1 Movie
The Idiots Who Started The Party

The Idiots Who Started The Party

2020
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...

2018.

3 Movies
Living the Light: Robby Muller

Living the Light: Robby Muller

2018
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

The House That Jack Built

7.2
2018
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

Bergman: A Year in a Life

2018
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...

2014.

1 Movie
Arteholic

Arteholic

2014
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...

2013.

3 Movies
Nymphomaniac: Vol. I

Nymphomaniac: Vol. I

5.47
2013
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...
Trespassing Bergman

Trespassing Bergman

2013
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

Nymphomaniac: Vol. II

6.42
2013
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.

2012.

2 Movies
A Royal Affair

A Royal Affair

4.75
2012
A young queen falls in love with her doctor.
Side by Side

Side by Side

1
2012
Film is the standard format for recording moving images. A new form of digital filmmaking has emerged over the past two decades. Through in-depth interviews with Hollywood masters, the film explores t...

2011.

2 Movies
Melancholia

Melancholia

6.21
2011
Two sisters are challenged by a new planet.
The Story of Film: An Odyssey

The Story of Film: An Odyssey

2011
The history of cinematic innovation tells the story of international cinema. It shows how film-makers are influenced by historical events of their times and by each other.

2010.

1 Movie
Dimension

Dimension

2010
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...

2009.

1 Movie
Antichrist

Antichrist

5.33
2009
A couple is in the woods. Things get worse when nature takes over.

2008.

1 Movie
Ernst-Hugo

Ernst-Hugo

2008
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...

2007.

3 Movies
Cinema 16: European Short Films (U.S. Edition)

Cinema 16: European Short Films (U.S. Edition)

2007
There is a collection of short films.
The Early Years: Erik Nietzsche Part 1

The Early Years: Erik Nietzsche Part 1

6
2007
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

To Each His Own Cinema

2007
The film had 33 shorts.

2006.

2 Movies
Cinema 16: European Short Films (European Edition)

Cinema 16: European Short Films (European Edition)

2006
There is a collection of short films.
The Boss of It All

The Boss of It All

5.33
2006
An IT company hires an actor to serve as the company's president in order to sell the business to a cranky Icelander.

2005.

5 Movies
Dear Wendy

Dear Wendy

6.75
2005
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...
Manderlay

Manderlay

2
2005
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

All About Anna

2005
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

A Conversation with Lars von Trier

2005
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

Le court des grands

2005
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...

2004.

4 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital

Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital

2004
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...
Dogville Confessions

Dogville Confessions

2004
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.
Kingdom Hospital

Kingdom Hospital

2004
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

Visions of Europe

2004
Twenty-five films from European countries by twenty-five European directors.
The South

The South

2004
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...

2003.

4 Movies
Screaming Men

Screaming Men

2003
A documentary film about the Finnish screaming male choir.
Dogville

Dogville

6.38
2003
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

Dogville: The Pilot

2003
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

The Five Obstructions

4
2003
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.

2001.

1 Movie
D-Day

D-Day

2001
Four people plan to rob a bank on new year's eve because no one will notice.

2000.

6 Movies
100 Cameras: Capturing Lars von Trier's Vision

100 Cameras: Capturing Lars von Trier's Vision

2000
A behind-the-scenes look at the making of "Dancer in the Dark" by Lars von Trier.
The Exhibited

The Exhibited

2000
Jesper Jargil's documentary portrait of a bizarre piece of Danish experimental theater directed by Lars von Trier.
Dancer in the Dark

Dancer in the Dark

5.73
2000
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 ...
FreeDogme

FreeDogme

2000
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

2000
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

Von Trier's 100 Eyes

2000
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 ...

1999.

1 Movie
The Humiliated

The Humiliated

1999
A very intimate look on Lars von Trier and his cast and crew, during the production of "The Idiots".

1998.

2 Movies
The Idiots

The Idiots

6.27
1998
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...

1997.

2 Movies
Tranceformer: A Portrait of Lars von Trier

Tranceformer: A Portrait of Lars von Trier

1997
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 Kingdom II

1997
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.

1996.

1 Movie
Breaking the Waves

Breaking the Waves

5.9
1996
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.

1994.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Kingdom

The Kingdom

1994
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...
The Kingdom

The Kingdom

1994
"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...

1991.

4 Movies
The Making of Europa

The Making of Europa

1991
Documentary about the making of Lars von Trier's 1991 film.
Europa

Europa

6.8
1991
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...
Trier's Element

Trier's Element

1991
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

Portrait of Lars von Trier

1991
A documentary from 1991.

1988.

1 Movie
Medea

Medea

1988
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...

1987.

1 Movie
Epidemic

Epidemic

2
1987
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...

1984.

1 Movie
The Element of Crime

The Element of Crime

4.33
1984
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...

1982.

1 Movie
Images of Liberation

Images of Liberation

1982
The film is set during World War II and follows a German officer who visits his mistress after the war is over.

1980.

2 Movies
Nocturne

Nocturne

1980
It is a cold night. A woman who is sensitive to light may have a phone conversation with a friend. There is a plane ticket in the mail for a woman. She wants to stay at her home. She is encouraged by ...

1979.

1 Movie
Menthe: The Benefactor

Menthe: The Benefactor

1979
"Story of O" is a sadomasochistic novel that tells the story of a voluntary female submission.

1978.

1 Movie
The Orchid Gardener

The Orchid Gardener

1978
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...

1971.

1 Movie
A Flower

A Flower

1971
A boy is tending to a flower outside.

1970.

1 Movie
Why Try to Escape from That Which You Know You Can't Escape From? Because You Are a Coward

Why Try to Escape from That Which You Know You Can't Escape From? Because You Are a Coward

1970
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.

1969.

1 TV show
TV
Clandestine Summer

Clandestine Summer

1969
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.

1968.

1 Movie
Good Night, Dear

Good Night, Dear

1968
The writer and director of the short film plays one of the lead roles.

1967.

1 Movie
The Trip to Squash Land

The Trip to Squash Land

1967
Turen til Squach land. The stop motion cartoon was made in Trier's youth.

1964.

1 TV show

Unknown Year.

2 Movies
The Missing Films

The Missing Films

The director can't live without them. The Danes love film. There is a man near a road. The film is dying.
Études

Études

A bunch of shorts.
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