Filmmaker Lars von Trier and his production company Zentropa Entertainment continue to tantalize eager cinephiles. Their latest tease will make grown-ups salivate at the not-too-revealing peek at the erotic epic, Nymphomaniac.
Today, Zentropa unveiled its first teaser poster for the two-part drama starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard and Shia LaBeouf in the form of a black-and-white image that evokes female sexuality with the tag line: "Forget About Love."
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"In the campaign we have tried to distill the intimacy and the obscenity of the film down to its simplest form," Phillip Einstein Lipski and Maria Billman, who developed and designed the campaign, tell Screen Daily. "A form that we hope will engage the audience in the universe of 'Nymphomaniac' -- one sexy piece of artwork at a time." The studio has planned Nymphomaniac as a two-part, full-length drama that will be released in both hard- and soft-core versions. The poster is the jump start point of what Zentropa believes will be an eight-month campaign aimed at enticing fans with a steady stream of materials online.
After heading to the studio's website -- www.nymphomaniacthemovie.com -- we only saw that it contains the poster and a request to "come back May 16" when, one supposes, Zentropa will offer the first trailer for the film.
While we can only imagine what the red-band trailer of this type of subject could produce, the film's plot is described as "the erotic history of a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac (played by Gainsbourg), who recounts the story of her sexual life to an older man (Skarsgard) after he saves her after a beating.
For now, Nymphomaniac has already caught attention as part 1 will now land in Venice or at the Toronto Film Festival for its world premiere. Either way, we're certain that the feature will be a hot item wherever it may open up at.
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