What It Actually Is: Lars Von Triers Antichrist has nothing to do with Satan popping to Earth for another round of pea-soup pukery. Its extreme subject matter might make you wish it was (in which case you should try comedy spoof Repossessed.) A moody, sexually-explicit arthouse hit, Antichrist is the first entry in Von Triers unofficial depression trilogy. Are you enticed yet?
Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg play a couple mourning the loss of their child. To boost their spirits, they go for a weekend away at a cabin in the woods. He ventures off and hallucinates. She goes off the deep end and cuts off his todger. Pretty standard.
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