Nymphomaniac, Vol. 2
First screened in June 2014
Director: Lars von Trier. Cast: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Shia LaBeouf, Stacy Martin, Jamie Bell, Mia Goth, Willem Dafoe, Jean-Marc Barr, Christan Slater, Udo Kier, Kookie, Papou, Shanti Roney, Ananya Berg, Kate Ashfield, Caroline Goodall. Screenplay: Lars von Trier. Twitter Capsule:
Pointedly distinguishes rape from even least risk-averse forms of sex. Bravo. That said? Brutal. Dull. Hollow.
I guess cinephiles should catch it; viewers of even slacker first half should follow through. But close calls on both counts. Unusual humor, boundary-pushing BDSM, for what it's worth.