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Antichrist

Lars von Trier

 
Antichrist (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Denmark
  • 2009
  • 108 minutes
  • Color, Black and White
  • 2.35:1
  • English
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  • Spine #542

Lars von Trier shook up the film world when he premiered Antichrist at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. In this graphic psychodrama, a grief-stricken man and woman—a searing Willem Dafoe and Cannes best actress winner Charlotte Gainsbourg—retreat to their cabin deep in the woods after the accidental death of their infant son, only to find terror and violence at the hands of nature and, ultimately, each other. But this most confrontational work yet from one of contemporary cinema’s most controversial artists is no mere provocation. It is a visually sublime, emotionally ravaging journey to the darkest corners of the possessed human mind; a disturbing battle of the sexes that pits rational psychology against age-old superstition; and a profoundly effective horror film.

Credits

DirectorLars von Trier
ScreenplayLars von Trier
ProducerMeta Louise Foldager
Executive producerPeter Aalbaek Jensen and Peter Garde
Director of photography/camera operatorAnthony Dod Mantle
Casting directorsLeo Davis, Victoria Beattie and Antoinette Boulat
EditingAnders Refn
SoundKristian Eidnes Andersen
Production designKarl “Kalli” Juliusson
Visual effects supervisorPeter Hjorth
Art directorTim Pannen
Costume designerFrauke Firl

Disc Features

  • High-definition digital master, approved by director Lars von Trier and supervised by director of photography Anthony Dod Mantle, with DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Audio commentary featuring von Trier and film scholar Murray Smith
  • Video interviews with von Trier and actors Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg
  • Collection of seven video pieces delving into the production of Antichrist through interviews with von Trier and key members of his filmmaking team, as well as behind-the-scenes footage
  • Chaos Reigns at the Cannes Film Festival, a documentary on the film’s world premiere, along with press interviews with Dafoe and Gainsbourg
  • Theatrical trailers
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Ian Christie

    New cover by Neil Kellerhouse

Film Essays

All Those Things That Are to Die: Antichrist

By Ian ChristieNovember 09, 2010

To say that Lars von Trier deals in provocation and controversy is like saying John Ford made . . . Read more »

Video


Photo Galleries

Ready for Her Close-up

June 04, 2012


Photo Galleries

12 Title Designs We Love

February 28, 2012


Press Notes

Press Notes: Antichrist

November 11, 2010

We’re not going to lie: upon its release, Lars von Trier’s artful shocker Antichrist was a . . . Read more »


Film Essays

All Those Things That Are to Die: Antichrist

By Ian ChristieNovember 09, 2010

To say that Lars von Trier deals in provocation and controversy is like saying John Ford made . . . Read more »


Photo Galleries

Lars von Trier Is a Poser

November 04, 2010

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