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The House That Jack Built

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The House That Jack Built

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Saturday 26 October 8.30pm Channel 039

Lars von Trier returns to the director’s chair with his most daring and provocative film to date. This time the topic of discussion is violence and art, and violence as art. In a mesmerising career best, Matt Dillon plays failed architect turned serial killer Jack, who leads us through his thought processes behind his increasingly depraved acts of murder which he names “incidents”. He recounts his crimes to Verge (Bruno Ganz) as if they were all individual works of art in themselves, while the audience is invited to question the nature of artistry - where its limits lie and when is too far? With pitch black humour and undeniable cinematic vision, von Trier delights in taking us there. As Jack says, “The greatest cathedrals have sublime artwork hidden in the darkest of corners for only God to see.” Starring Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz and Uma Thurman. Check out 4 more of von Trier’s work each Wednesday in October.