D: Lars Von Trier

Nordisk Film/Zentropa/Arte France/Canal+/Film i Vรคst/Svenska Filminstitutet/Sveriges Television (Meta Louise Foldager)

Denmark/France/Germany/Italy/Poland/Sweden ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ชย 2009

108 mins


W: Lars Von Trier

DP: Anthony Dod Mantle

Ed: Anders Refn & ร…sa Mossberg

Mus: Kristian Eidnes Andersen

Willem Dafoe ("He"), Charlotte Gainsbourg ("She")

The first film of Lars Von Trier's "depression trilogy" (followed by Melancholia and Nymphomaniac) is an experimental art/horror film which will certainly not be for the palate of regular moviegoers.

Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg play an unnamed married couple, mourning the loss of their child when they retreat to a cabin in the woods where their grief subsequently manifests itself as a sadomasochistic sexual relationship which becomes more and more violent.

Like all art films, there will be some who will think this is a masterpiece whilst others will find it pretentious and unpleasant.ย 

I, personally, cannot give it more than the rating below as I did not enjoy watching it and would not recommend it to anyone, but I can't call it a bad film either. Like art itself, for every Mona Lisa, you also have Tracey Emin's Unmade Bed.ย 


Willem Dafoe & Charlotte Gainsbourg in Antichrist
Willem Dafoe & Charlotte Gainsbourg in Antichrist
Did You Know:
The production's sound designer actually swallowed a microphone and recorded the sounds inside his body in order to achieve certain audio for the film.

Award Wins & Nominations:


Wins: none

Nominations: 1 (Best Cinematography)


Wins: none

Nominations: none


Wins: none

Nominations: none


Bodil Awards (Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Design); Cannes Film Festival (Best Actress); European Film Awards (Best Cinematography); Roberts (Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Sound, Best Special Effects); Sant Jordi Awards (Best Foreign Actress); Women Film Critics Circle (Hall Of Shame Award); Yoga Awards (Worst Foreign Film)