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The House That Jack Built

OT: The House That Jack Built

Lars von Trier // Denmark, Germany, France, Sweden, 2018
Fiction Feature // FF2018



Enfant terrible Lars von Trier explores the sadistic depths of a serial killer. Loner Jack (Matt Dillon) is highly intelligent, but also highly dangerous. Jack is a serial killer. In the 1970s he kills people in brutal and sadistic ways, mainly women, and gets off on his victims’ suffering. For Jack these are not crimes, he regards each murderous act as a piece of art. And while the police over the years get closer and closer to the killer, Jack takes ever greater risks. For he is still not satisfied with his “oeuvre”: he wants to create the ultimate work of art.


In 1995, LARS VON TRIER (*1956) was a co-initiator of the Dogma manifesto which left its mark on European cinema. His uncompromising films have often caused scandals. The House that Jack Built is no exception, with its premiere ending in uproar at Cannes.



The House That Jack Built

Fiction Feature



Denmark, Germany, France, Sweden


153 min

OV with German subtitles

Lars von Trier

Lars von Trier, nach einer Idee von Jenle Hallund und Lars von Trier

Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Sofie Gråbøl, Riley Keough, Jeremy Davies, David Bailie

Louise Vesth

Manuel Alberto Claro

Molly Malene Stensgaard

Simone Grau Roney

Andreas Schreitmüller (arte)

Concorde Filmverleih GmbH


Zentropa Entertainments31; Zentropa Sweden; Slot Machine; Zentropa France; Zentropa Köln

Holger Fuchs, Concorde Filmverleih GmbH: fuchs@concorde-film.de

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