Trier, Lars von 1956-
Most widely held works about Lars von Trier
Most widely held works by Lars von Trier
Dancer in the dark ( Visual )
74 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 1,110 libraries worldwide
Selma, a Czechoslovakian immigrant, is a single mother working in a factory in rural America circa 1964. She is also afflicted by a hereditary disease, which will cost her her sight. Determined to protect her 10-year-old son from the same fate, Selma is saving her money to get him an operation. In the evenings, Selma escapes by rehearsing for a production of The Sound of Music with her best friend. When a neighbor betrays her trust, Selma's life spirals out of control and the lines between reality and fantasy blur.
Dogville ( Visual )
66 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 9 languages and held by 1,061 libraries worldwide
Grace arrives in the isolated town of Dogville, on the run from gangsters. The townspeople agree to hide her. However, when outsiders start looking for the fugitive, the locals make demands of Grace in exchange for the risk of harboring her. But Grace has a secret and its a dangerous one. Dogville may regret it ever decided to bare its teeth.
Breaking the waves ( Visual )
65 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 867 libraries worldwide
Bess, a pious, young Scottish woman, prays to God to send her husband, Jan, home from his job on an offshore oil rig. When an accident sends him home paralyzed, she's filled with guilt and submits to his wish that she take on other lovers, convinced that this will aid in his recovery.
The five obstructions ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in Danish and German and held by 496 libraries worldwide
"Lars von Trier now enters the world of documentary filmmaking alongside his idol, Danish filmmaker Jørgen Leth. In 1967, Leth made a 12-minute short film called 'The Perfect Human'. Now, 35 years later, Von Trier challenges Leth to remake his film five times, each time with a new obstruction to force Leth to rethink the story and characters of the original film. Playing the naive anthropologist, Leth rises to the challenge set forth by Von Trier in a game full of traps and vicious turns, and a very surprising outcome" -- Container.
Europa ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 419 libraries worldwide
Leo Kessler, an American of German descent, visits Germany in 1945. He works as a night conductor on the Zentropa Railway Line, owned by a Nazi sympathizer. Leo attempts to remain neutral to the ongoing purguing of loyalists by the Allied forces, but he falls in love with the railway magnate's daughter.
The element of crime ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 372 libraries worldwide
The story of an exiled ex-cop who returns to his old beat to catch a serial killer preying on young girls. Set in Germany, the film is shot in sepia tones with brilliant blue flashes.
Manderlay ( Visual )
30 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 370 libraries worldwide
"While traveling across [Alabama in the 1930s], Grace discovers the isolated plantation of Manderlay, a place where no one knows that slavery has been long abolished. With a good heart and pure intentions, Grace tries to emancipate the slaves and open the residents' eyes to the truth, with shocking results" -- Container.
Medea ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 360 libraries worldwide
Medea seeks vengeance against Jason after he betrays her in a search for the golden fleece.
Antichrist ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 317 libraries worldwide
In this graphic psychodrama, a grief-stricken man and woman retreat to a 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.
Direktøren for det hele The boss of it all ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 274 libraries worldwide
When decisions needed to be made at the office, the owner invented a nonexistent company president to hide behind. Now, forced to bring the "Boss" face-to-face with potential purchasers and employees, he hires a failed actor to play the part. Much to everyone's surprise, the unmasked boss plays the ultimate part by becoming a hero.
Riget The Kingdom. Series one ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 241 libraries worldwide
At The Kingdom, Denmark's most technologically advanced hospital, a number of strange and otherworldly events begin to occur, much to the dismay of its doctors and patients. At the urging of a spiritualist patient, the employees attempt to help the supernatural forces rest.
Breaking the waves by Lars von Trier ( Book )
32 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 209 libraries worldwide
At the centre of the film is Bess, a young woman raised in a small, devoutly religious community in the Outer Hebrides. Her life changes when she meets Jan, and outsider who works on the North Sea oil rigs. Their love - and the physical manifestation of it - transforms Bess. But their happiness is blighted when he suffers a terrible accident, and the body she desires so passionately becomes paralysed. To keep their erotic life alive, Jan urges Bess to have sex with other men and describe her experiences to him. Her sacrifice is his salvation, but it leads to her downfall and degradation. Breaking the Waves is a passionate film about religious dogmatism and erotic obsession where physical love is endowed with life-giving powers of healing, and miracles can occur.
Zentropa ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
In this Hitchcock-like thriller, Leo Kessler, an American visiting devastated postwar Germany, is seduced by a beautiful woman and suddenly finds himself caught in a never-ending web of mystery and intrigue.
European short films ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in Multiple languages and English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
The second collection of European short films from Cinema16. This specially compiled two-disc edition of classic, cult and award winning shorts from European filmmakers marks the launch of Cinema16 in the US. It features previously unseen short films and early works by some of today's most notable European filmmakers, as well as award-winning films from its rising stars. The release features some of the best shorts from Cinema16's previous releases as well as some new additions.
Trier on von Trier by Lars von Trier ( Book )
23 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 168 libraries worldwide
The Kingdom ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 122 libraries worldwide
The Kingdom Hospital is ailing, this venerable institution has become a carnival of horrors as a restless ghost haunts the halls crying for redemption.
The idiots ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 117 libraries worldwide
The members of a near-commune forsake their middle-class complacency to contront society. Led by Stoffer, they act like idiots, pretending to be spastic and performing socially unacceptable acts in public.
Epidemic ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Danish and held by 108 libraries worldwide
Tells the bizarre story of a director (played by von Trier himself) and a writer who create a script about a mysterious plague that engulfs Europe, only to find their horrific scenario coming true in real life.
The five obstructions ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Film director Lars von Trier challenges his idol Jørgen Leth to remake his 1967 film "The perfect human" five times with a change or obstruction each time.
Dancer in the dark by Lars von Trier ( Book )
22 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 83 libraries worldwide
"Selma, mère célibataire, travaille dans une usine de l'Amérique profonde et vit avec son fils dans une caravane. Accablée par un travail exténuant, Selma s'évade par sa passion pour les comédies musicales d'Hollywood. Mais Selma garde un lourd secret : elle perd la vue et son fils connaîtra le même sort si elle ne réunit pas assez d'argent pour lui offrir l'opération qui peut le sauver...
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