Director: Lars von Trier
Writer(s): Lars von Trier
Cast: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Christian Slater, Jamie Bell, Mia Goth, Shia LaBeouf, Stacy Martin, Stellan Skarsgård, Uma Thurman, and Williem Dafoe
Running Time: 118 Minutes
NYMPHOMANIAC: VOLUME I is the story of Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac who is discovered badly beaten in an alley by an older bachelor, Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård), who takes her into his home. As he tends to her wounds, she recounts the erotic story of her adolescence and young-adulthood (portrayed in flashback by newcomer Stacy Martin).
“A ferociously entertaining experience in which one finds von Trier at the peak of his craft, linking together ideas about female sexuality, fly-fishing and artistic creation with equal amounts of playfulness and intellectual rigor.” – Scott Foundas, Variety