Lars von Trier’s Europe Trilogy

Lars von Trier’s Europe Trilogy

With his dazzling first three features, Lars von Trier sought nothing less than to map the soul of Europe—its troubled past, anxious present, and uncertain future. Linked by a fascination with hypnotic states and the mesmeric possibilities of cinema, the films that make up the Europe Trilogy—The Element of Crime, Epidemic, and Europa—filter the continent’s turbulent history, guilt, and traumas through the Danish provocateur’s audacious deconstructions of genres including film noir, melodrama, horror, and science fiction. Above all, they are bravura showcases for von Trier’s hallucinatory visuals, with each shot a tour de force of technical invention and dark imagination.

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  • Spine #1168

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Coming soon, available Jan 17, 2023

Films In This Set

Lars von Trier’s Europe Trilogy

DIRECTOR-APPROVED THREE-BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • 4K digital restoration of Europa and 3K digital restorations of The Element of Crime and Epidemic, all approved by director Lars von Trier, with uncompressed stereo or monaural soundtracks
  • Audio commentaries featuring von Trier and others
  • Tranceformer: A Portrait of Lars von Trier (1997), a documentary by Stig Björkman
  • Interview from 2005 with von Trier about the Europe Trilogy
  • Making-of documentaries for all three films
  • Programs on the films featuring interviews with many of von Trier’s collaborators
  • Two short student films by von Trier: Nocturne (1980) and Images of Liberation (1982)
  • Danish television interview with von Trier from 1991
  • Trailers
  • English subtitle translations for Epidemic and Europa and English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for all three films
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Howard Hampton

    New cover by Fred Davis