EN - Nymphomaniac is the wild and poetic story of a woman’s journey from birth to the age of 50 as told by the main character, self-diagnosed nymphomaniac Joe. On a cold winter’s evening, ageing bachelor Seligman finds Joe beaten up in an alley. He brings her home to his flat where he cares for her wounds and listens intently as Joe, over eight chapters, recounts the multifaceted erotic story of her life.


Title Nymphomaniac
Original title Nymphomaniac
Original language English
Status Completed
Production Minority Flemish
Category Features
Genre digressionism
Year 2013
World première / first public presentation 2013-12-24


Cast Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Stacy Martin, Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, Jamie Bell, Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe, Mia Goth, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Connie Nielsen, Michaël Pas, Jean-Marc Barr, Udo Kier
Photography Manuel Alberto Claro
Editing Molly Malene Stensgaard
Sound Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Art director Simone Grau Roney
Costume Manon Rasmussen
Makeup Dennis Knudsen

Technical specs

Running time film Vol. I: 110' / Vol. II: 130'
Release format DCP
Sound format Dolby Digital
Colour Colour
Available in 2D


Supported by Danish Film Institute, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Eurimages, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Centre National du cinéma et de l'image animée, The Belgian Tax Shelter, Swedish Film Institute, the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), The Media Programme of The European Union
Production partners Zentropa International Köln, Slot Machine, Zentropa International France, Caviar, Zenbelgië, Zentropa International Sweden, Arte France Cinéma, Film I Väst, Grouppe Grand Accord, Arte G.E.I.E.


2014: Berlin International Film Festival - Out of Competition (DE)



The Treatment, Waste Land and Cub selected for Austin Fantastic Fest

Hans Herbots’s The TreatmentWaste Land, directed by Pieter Van Hees, and Jonas Govaerts’s debut feature Cub are invited to Austin for the city’s Fantastic Fest (18-25 September). They are joined by three co-productions with Flanders: Fabrice du Welz’s Alleluia, Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac and the animation special A Town Called Panic – The Christmas Log.

CubThe Treatment tells the story of Nick Cafmeyer, an intelligent but troubled police inspector who’s still haunted by the unsolved disappearance of his younger brother. When a nine-year-old boy goes missing, he takes the lead in the relentless manhunt that follows. Directed by Hans Herbots, the film is based on Mo Hayder’s crime novel.

Published on Tuesday 16 September 2014

Busan follows Toronto into the Waste Land

The Busan International Film Festival (October 2-11) has invited Pieter Van Hees’s Waste Land. Van Hees will himself present the psychological thriller – which is premiering in Toronto this week – at the South Korean fest. Also part of the Busan bill are Alleluia,Two Days, One Night and Nymphomaniac, which were co-produced with Flanders, as well as Flemish director Michaël R. Roskam’sThe Drop and Le meraviglie, starring local actor Sam Louwyck.

Waste LandWaste Land will be part of Busan’s World Cinema programme, which presents a panorama of 53 non-Asian films by global directors, many of them previously introduced at prestige film festivals.

Published on Thursday 4 September 2014

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Short info

Director Lars von Trier
Producers Bert Hamelinck
Writers Lars von Trier

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