Nymphomaniac: Volume I

2014

Nymphomaniac: Volume I

Critics Consensus

Darkly funny, fearlessly bold, and thoroughly indulgent, Nymphomaniac finds Lars von Trier provoking viewers with customary abandon.

75%

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Total Count: 193
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NYMPHOMANIAC: VOLUME I is the story of Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac who is discovered badly beaten in an alley by an older bachelor, Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård), who takes her into his home. As he tends to her wounds, she recounts the erotic story of her adolescence and young-adulthood (portrayed in flashback by newcomer Stacy Martin). (c) Magnolia

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Cast

Shia LaBeouf
as Jerôme
Stacy Martin
as Young Joe
Christian Slater
as Joe's Father
Connie Nielsen
as Joe's Mother
Jean-Marc Barr
as Debtor gentleman
Udo Kier
as Waiter
Michaël Pas
as Old Jerôme
Ronja Rissmann
as Joe, 2 Years
Maja Arsovic
as Joe, 7 Years
Ananya Berg
as Joe, 10 Years
Sofie Kasten
as B, 7 Years
James Northcote
as Young lad 1 On Train
Charlie Hawkins
as Young Lad 2 On Train
Clayton Nemrow
as Married Man on Train
Simon Boer
as Man Uninterested
Jeff Burrell
as Man on Train 1
Andreas Grotzinger
as Man on Train 2
Thomas Sinclair Spencer
as Conductor on Train
Jesse Inman
as Man A Having Sex
Christoph Schechinger
as Man B Having Sex
David Halina
as Man C Having Sex
Jonas Baeck
as Man D Having Sex
Katharina Hubertus
as Joe's Girlfriend, 18 Years
Inga Behring
as Joe's Girlfriend, 18 Years
Lisa Matschke
as Joe's Girlfriend, 18 Years
Jesper Christensen
as Jerôme's Uncle
Frankie Dawson
as H's Boy 1
George Dawson
as H's Boy 2
Harry Dawson
as H's Boy 3
Markus Tomczyk
as Young Man in Hospital
Christoph Jöde
as Man in Window
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Critic Reviews for Nymphomaniac: Volume I

All Critics (193) | Top Critics (46)

  • This is Nordic-noir sex, enveloped in a film as complex as it is unforgettable.

    Jan 2, 2018 | Full Review…

    Kate Muir

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • Nymphomaniac is convincing as a work of philosophical seriousness.

    Apr 17, 2014 | Full Review…
  • "Nymphomaniac: Vol I" is crazy. It's funny, it's lewd, it's disturbing, it's odd, it's extremely graphic, it's brutal. And if you can handle all that, it's pretty good.

    Apr 4, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
    Top Critic
  • Without an explanation for the protagonist's physical and emotional injuries, it's a head-scratcher. As with Joe's sexual compulsion, scratching can't cure the itch.

    Apr 3, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • There's nothing inhibited about this cut and its parade of genitalia in close-up. Strip the plot down, or rather, dress it up, and it's about a quest.

    Mar 26, 2014 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Lars von Trier is funny. Who knew? That's certainly the most startling revelation to come from Nymphomaniac: Vol. 1 .

    Mar 26, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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