NYMPHOMANIAC is the wild and poetic story of a woman’s erotic journey from birth to the age of 50 as told by the main character, the self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, Joe. On a cold winter’s evening, the old, charming bachelor, Seligman, finds Joe beaten up in an alleyway. He brings her home to his flat where he tends to her wounds while asking her about her life. He listens intently as Joe, over the next 8 chapters, recounts the lushly branched-out and multi faceted story of her life, rich in associations and interjecting incidents.

Good to know

  • The film has been highly praised and represented internationally, with at its height 4 nominations at the European Film Awards.
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg won the award for Best Actress at the Bodil Awards in Denmark.
  • Lars Von Trier is also the director and the writer of Dogville, Melancholia & The Idiots.
  • The film was originally supposed to be only one complete entry but because of its four-hour length, von Trier made the decision to split the project into two separate films.