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John Drew

The House That Jack Built

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In typical Lars von Trier fashion, this popped up on my Facebook feed this morning.... 


Merry Christmas! We’re thrilled to reveal the logo for The House That Jack Built! The film will premiere in 2018, and you can follow latest news on the brand new Facebook-page! The page will keep you updated with photos, videos, exclusive content and much more! #LarsvonTrier

From the look of the title card (shown below), my first reaction was that Lars was venturing into comedy, but upon further exploration....




USA in the 1970s. We follow the highly intelligent Jack over a span of 12 years and are introduced to the murders that define Jack's development as a serial killer. We experience the story from Jack's point of view, while he postulates each murder is an artwork in itself. As the inevitable police intervention is drawing nearer, he is taking greater and greater risks in his attempt to create the ultimate artwork. Along the way we experience Jack's descriptions of his personal condition, problems and thoughts through a recurring conversation with the unknown Verge - a grotesque mixture of sophistry mixed with an almost childlike self-pity and psychopathic explanations. The House That Jack Built is a dark and sinister story, yet presented through a philosophical and occasional humorous tale. Written by Zentropa Entertainments




Edited by John Drew

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