In October Paul Gallagher brought Dangerous Minds readers an early peek at the provocative promotional materials for Nymphomaniac, Lars von Trier’s five-plus-hour movie in two parts, of which a shortened version (only four hours long) was released in Denmark and the United States on Christmas Day.
The posters featured attention-getting pictures of upwards of a dozen of the film’s actors, unclothed and in character (one assumes), in a pose suggesting sweaty post O bliss. The cast—and the posters—feature actors prominent and not-so-prominent, among them Uma Thurman, Christian Slater, and Charlotte Gainsbourg.
In this image you can see all of the posters all kind of jammed together:
A little before the Christmas release of the film several Danish film critics, all or most of whom can be presumed to like it, decided to use the necessity of promoting the Bodil Awards—Denmark’s equivalent to the Oscars—to pay homage to the movie by staging a bunch of orgasmic photographic portraits of their own!
The text in the poster reads, “This is what Danish film critics look like when they are enjoying good movies. . . . They are coming to the Bodil Awards. Are you?”
In a statement, Denmark’s National Association of Film Critics said, “Some may think that we all just sit in our ivory towers, looking down on the film landscape with critical eyes, having no fun at all. But just like anyone else, also we can be excited by great movie experiences—and we are not afraid to share the excitement with all of you!”
And then just a few days ago, several prominent Polish film critics banded together and did the same thing.
We in the United States of America await our own titillating posters with A.O. Scott, Harry Knowles, Dana Stevens, Rex Reed, Manohla Dargis, and J. Hoberman doing their best O-faces.
After all of those pics, I’m ready for a cigarette ...
Thank you Michał Oleszczyk!
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Coming soon: Stars show their sex faces for new Lars Von Trier film