Thursday, August 26, 2010

Antichrist is a work of both art and obscene film making

Antichrist is drama/horror directed/written by Lars Von Trier starring Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg. A couple lose their young son when he falls out the window while they have sex in the other room. The mother's grief consigns her to hospital, but her therapist husband brings her home intent on treating her depression himself. To confront her fears they go to stay at their remote cabin in the woods, "Eden", where something untold happened the previous summer. Told in four chapters with a prologue and epilogue, the film details acts of lustful cruelty as the man and woman unfold the darker side of nature outside and within. 
First off this film does not lay back on its sexual content, first scene is Willem Dafoe's erect penis secondly this film is EXTREMELY violent (im planning on not spoiling anything). From watching the first scene of this film I instantly got the subjective theme for it, to make you sick, now thats not a bad thing the aim is to time people on when they leave the cinema asking for there money back, but other than that this films gets a grade A on that part but sadly this film plays in with mythology, symbology, theology or anything that ends with "ology" its cool to play around with it and it does come into the plot but its not explained very well which is quite sad and annoying since they had several researches on the plot. 
Now this film isint bad at all, alot of stuff is graphic and is somewhat pointless at places but however sets the mood (which is a disturbing one) quite well, you can say that its art which im willing to back up but it dies when something obscure happens, I really appreciate its mixed emotions the plot and acting is quite superb and pretty believable but your taking out of the film to reach for whatever can shield your eyes from the screen (which I enjoy) so be weary. 
I enjoyed it but sadly it was questionable and I really didnt fully understand the main plot which is a bitch since I know how hard they worked on it.
★ ★ ★


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