Matt Dillon takes the lead as Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer who, starting in the 1970s and going over the course of 12 years, this depicts the murders that truly develop Jack as that 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 (Bruno Ganz) – a grotesque mixture of sophistry mixed with an almost childlike self-pity and psychopathic explanations.
According to Zentropa Entertainments, this is a dark and sinister story, yet presented through a philosophical and occasional humorous tale.
The House That Jack Built doesn’t yet have a UK or US release date, but I’m really looking forward to this, so let’s hope it hurries up soon!
Writers: Jenle Hallund, Lars von Trier
Also stars: Uma Thurman, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Sofie Gråbøl, Riley Keough, Ed Speleers
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image:
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