Lars von Trier

Lars von Trier

Highest Rated: 89% The Five Obstructions (2003)

Lowest Rated: 13% I Am Here (2014)

Birthday: Apr 30, 1956

Birthplace: København, Denmark

Director and screenwriter Lars von Trier was one of the splashiest talents that Danish - indeed European - cinema had produced in years. His reputation as one of a few genuine "enfants terribles" of cinema in the 1980s and 1990s did not stem simply from his call for Ingmar Bergman's death - so, he said, that other Scandinavian filmmakers could receive more attention - or his hurling an obscenity at Roman Polanski when his film "Europa" (1991) failed to receive the Palme d'Or at Cannes. Rather, the attention von Trier justly received stemmed from his playful experimentation and the darkly haunting atmosphere he evoked in settings which, whether set in the present like "Dancer in the Dark" (2000) or the past like "Dogville" (2004) somehow seemed futuristic and other-worldly. Part of von Trier's inventiveness stemmed from his refusal to honor conventions - exemplified by his famous Dogma 95 manifesto, in which von Trier and fellow Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg called for films to be made more simply, with hand-held cameras and available light, divesting themselves of modern fashions in filming and plotting. There was little doubt that the outspoken von Trier created films that were unmistakably - and unapologetically - entirely his own.

Highest rated movies

Europa
The Element of Crime
Epidemic

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
60% 64% The House That Jack Built Director,
Screenwriter
$253.5K 2018
13% 22% I Am Here Executive Producer - 2014
59% 55% Nymphomaniac: Volume II Director - 2014
76% 69% Nymphomaniac: Volume I Director - 2014
No Score Yet 81% Trespassing Bergman Unknown (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 71% A Caretaker's Tale Executive Producer - 2012
80% 67% Melancholia Director,
Screenwriter
$3.0M 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet ...But Film Is My Mistress Unknown (Character) - 2010
54% 55% Antichrist Director,
Screenwriter
$397.1K 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Early Years: Eric Nietzche Part 1 Narrator,
Screenwriter
- 2007
75% 70% The Boss of It All Director,
Writer
$51.3K 2006
50% 75% Manderlay Director,
Writer
$74.2K 2005
36% 65% Dear Wendy Writer $23.1K 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Europa: The Faecal Location Self - 2005
89% 84% The Five Obstructions Director $151.0K 2003
69% 89% Dogville Director,
Writer
$1.5M 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Purified Self - 2002
69% 91% Dancer in the Dark Director,
Writer,
Cinematographer
$4.2M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Short - International Release Unknown (Character) - 2000
71% 78% The Idiots Director,
Writer,
Cinematographer
$7.2K 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Humiliated Unknown (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Kingdom II Director,
Screenwriter
$51.2K 1997
85% 91% Breaking the Waves Director,
Writer
$4.0M 1996
80% 88% Europa Jøde (Character),
Director,
Writer
$21.4K 1991
86% 76% Medea Director,
Writer
$16.1K 1987
33% 55% Epidemic Unknown (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editing
- 1987
77% 73% The Element of Crime Den evige jøde (Character),
Director
- 1984

TV

Credit
86% No Score Yet The Kingdom Exodus Director 2022