Lars Von Trier film prompts mass walkouts at Cannes

THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT (2018) Movie Trailer: Lars Von Trier Creates A Serial Killer in Matt Dillon

The frequently controversial Lars von Trier was banned from the Cannes Film Festival in 2011, after making some comments about Hitler that turned a few heads.

Likewise, other critics went onto note that the film - which graphically portrays the mutilation of women and children - felt "like a suicide note,", along with being deemed by The Guardian as "pretentious" and "pathetic". Judge for yourself as Zentropa Productions has unveiled the official trailer for The House that Jack Built, a film about a serial killer starring Matt Dillon as the lead character Jack. Watch the new House That Jack Built trailer below. Nonetheless, IndieWire's Eric Kohn witnessed the crowd fĂȘte von Trier with a 10-minute standing ovation (as was Spike Lee earlier in the day for "BlacKkKlansman").

In one scene, as the killer Jack mutilates a girlfriend, he says: "Why is it always the man's fault..." The final fifteen minutes of The House That Jack Built sees the film shift gears into a different realm - for the good - but because of the rampant, harsh, very hard to watch, very long build-up, Von Trier can't be forgiven.

Neither Uma Thurman, who is murdered first in the film, nor Riley Keough, whose stomach-churning death prompted more than a dozen walkouts, came to Cannes to promote the film or walk the red carpet.

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Von Trier was unrepentant telling reporters that "if you kill a child it should be disturbing".

In typical Von Trier fashion, and as he promised, the film is drenched in subtle brutality and blood as Matt Dillon's journey as Jack unfolds into a serial killer.

Keep it locked to Horror News Network for more news on The House that Jack Built.

We experience the story from Jack's point of view, while he postulates each murder is an artwork in itself. And after reading these reactions, quite honestly, I've never been more determined to see a movie in my entire life. As the inevitable police intervention is drawing nearer, he is taking greater and greater risks in his attempt to create the ultimate artwork. Let us know what you think.

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