By: Savannah Smith | 05-16-2018 | Entertainment
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Director Von Trier Gives the Finger to #MeToo With Latest Shock Film

Is controversial director Lars von Trier giving the #MeToo movement with the harshest finger via his latest brutal serial killer film?

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Your house is a fine little house, Jack. <br><br>The first official trailer for Lars von Trier&#39;s <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TheHouseThatJackBuilt</a> is HERE ahead of its world premiere at <a href="">@Festival_Cannes</a> tonight! <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; IFC Films (@IFCFilms) <a href="">May 14, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>

The Danish filmmaker regarded by many as a provocateur kicked up a storm of anger at the Cannes film festival Tuesday with his film “The House That Jack Built” that features a frustrated architect played by Matt Dillon killing a string of women and children. The scenes showed such “abhorrent cruelty” that many critics walked out during the screening.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Lars von Trier is in the house for premiere of The House that Jack Built. “Have you been taking your medication mister?” Asks one journalist in the press room. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Anne Thompson (@akstanwyck) <a href="">May 14, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I’ve never seen anything like this at a film festival. More than 100 people have walked out of Lars von Trier’s ‘The House That Jack Built,’ which depicts the mutilation of women and children. “It’s disgusting,” one woman said on her way out. <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Cannes2018</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Ramin Setoodeh (@RaminSetoodeh) <a href="">May 14, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Talked to someone who walked out of the Lars von Trier film at Cannes: &quot;He mutilates Riley Keough, he mutilates children… and we are all there in formal dress expected to watch it?&quot;</p>&mdash; Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) <a href="">May 14, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This is how quickly the audience clearly out after Lars von Trier’s ‘The House That Jack Built.’ <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Cannes2018</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Ramin Setoodeh (@RaminSetoodeh) <a href="">May 14, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>

Von Trier was previously banned from Cannes for seven years for infamously saying that he “understood Hitler.”

Some are saying that his latest film offering shows, if not celebrates, “gruesome misogyny.”

Some of the scenes in the movie include the character, killer Jack, horribly mutilating one girlfriend, and saying, “Why is it always the man’s fault… If you are born male you are born to be guilty. Think of the injustice of that.”

Another shows Jack making a wallet from the girlfriend’s severed breast. Actor Dillon said he had misgivings doing the said scene but the director prevailed upon him to just do it.

The most controversial scene that triggered viewers’ revulsion was one where Jack hunts down two children and their mothers whom he invited on a picnic. There was some amateur taxidermy on one of the boys.

Dillon was left most shaken with the said sequence but von Tier was unapologetic when he defended the said scene and told reporter: ïf ou kill a child it should be disturbing… It is dishonest not to (show) things that happen in real life, which is worse.”’

The unrepentant director added in his typical twisted fashion: “I would have been a great serial killer but I was controlled enough not to start in that direction. I have never killed anybody— but if I did it would be a journalist.”

Critics are slamming the movie. American entertainment reporter Roger Friedman said it was a “vile movie. Should not have been made. Actors (also) culpable. Another viewer who left the screening tweeted: “Gross. Pretentious. Vomitive. Torturous. Pathetic.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Just left Lars Von Trier&#39;s The House that Jack Built.<br>Gross. Pretentious. Vomitive. Torturous. Pathetic. <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Cannes2018</a></p>&mdash; The Oscar Predictor (@OscarPredictor) <a href="">May 14, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>

The Hollywood Reporter also hit the film as “an autoerotic ego massage… often as inane as it is unsettling.” It also added that without a doubt, it was “a direct FU to the current climate of reckoning over gender bias and sexual misconduct.”

Peter Bradshaw from The Guardian said watching the film was “an ordeal of gruesomeness and tiresomeness that was every bit as exasperating as I had feared.”’

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Lars von Trier just got a five-minute standing ovation *before* the film. Let&#39;s see how everyone feels afterwards! <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Cannes2018</a></p>&mdash; Robbie Collin (@robbiereviews) <a href="">May 14, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>

The 62-year-old filmmaker denied that his film intended to hit the #MeToo movement, although he said the so-called revolution was “convincing people without a judge.”

He also appeared to be taunting the Cannes Film Festival in the film with images of Hitler and other mass-murdering dictators as the killer rhapsodises about icons of evil and the sound of German World War II Stuka dive-bombers.

Von Trier is also denying accusations that he sexually harassed singer Bjork on the set of his 2000 film, “Dancer in the Dark.”

Danish authorities are also probing the production company he founded for allegations that the director bullied, humiliated and sexually harassed female staff.


Twitter: #MAGA #KeepAmericaGreat! #CannesFilmfest #VonTrier #MeTooMovement #SexualHarassment

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Anonymous No. 26223 2018-05-16 : 07:49

Over and over again I have warned people. Feminists really don’t grasp the nature of the beast they’re fucking with.

What few people are willing to discuss is the predatory nature of men. I don’t mean sexual predator. I mean as in we are killers. We are the most successful killers in the history of the planet.

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We are the most powerful species ever. And it’s thanks to this asshole:

Your everyday ordinary man. The only creature on the planet that is ostensibly competing with, and very adept at murdering, every single other life form on the planet.

And this is who Feminists want to throw down with. Do you know what will happen if men start to view women as “the enemy”?

What do you think would be the response if men woke up tomorrow fully cognizant of the extent many feminists were willing to go to to control men? I shudder to think of it.

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