While the PR machine for Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac has been in high gear recently—over the past few months we’ve seen posters of the main cast having orgasms, along with trailers strong enough to get you fired if your boss happens to catch you watching them—the film has gone without a U.S. release date for some time. Until now.
Today, Magnolia Pictures announced that the five-hour film will be split up into two parts, and will receive four release dates. Nymphomaniac: Part One will be viewable On Demand on March 6, 2014, followed by a March 21, 2014 release date. Nymphomaniac: Part Two will then follow On Demand on April 3, 2014, with a subsequent theatrical debut on April 18, 2014.
According to Coming Soon, the two film’s will be structured thusly—Nymphomaniac: Part One will find Charlotte Gainsbourg’s self-diagnosed nymphomaniac badly beaten and discovered by a man named Seligman, who takes her to his home and nurses back to health. As he does so, she tells him of the sexual awakening of her adolescence and teen years.
Nymphomaniac: Part Two will follow that thread into Gainsbourg’s character’s adult life, and, presumably, the actions that left her beaten and recouping in Seligman’s home.
What do you think of the Nymphomaniac news?