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Year: 2018
Original Title: The House That Jack Built
Length: 155 min minutes
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Horror
Studios: Zentropa Entertainments, Film i Väst
Distributor: Curzon Artificial Eye
Age rating: Suitable only for adults
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: December 14 2018

United States: December 28 2018


Ranking: 71 out of 15,096 movies (up 174)


4.6 by 5 users

9.0 by Movie'n'co

6.1 by 7 media


Jack is a serial killer whom we follow during 12 years, exploring the murders that make him be who he is. Jack understands every murder as an artwork, and is seeking for his masterpiece. In order to get it, he'll have to take stronger risks every time, and little by little the police will get close and close to him. Through Jack's conversations with the unknown Verge, we will get to know his fears, his desires and darkest thoughts, and we will understand why the intelligent Jack is the way he is. The always controverted director Lars Von Trier presents The House That Jack Built, a story that "celebrates the idea that life is evil and soulless", as described by the director himself. The film unites the darkness in its premise with a philosophical and almost humorous presentation.


Cast The House That Jack Built



Trivia The House That Jack Built

The House That Jack Built was originally announced as an eight-part miniseries in September 2014 when the completed version of 'Nymphomaniac' premiered at the Venice Film Festival. But in February 2016, Lars von Trier announced via a video on his official Facebook page that The House That Jack Built would be his next theatrical release, due in theaters in 2018. Von Trier planned the filming in two parts so that he could edit part of the film in between the shooting. This is the first time the director works like this. A shot of Jack and Verge standing in a boat is reminiscent of the painting "The Raft of the Medusa" (Le Radeau de La Méduse) by Jean-Louis André Théodore Géricault. It also bears resemblance to "La Barque de Dante" by Eugène Delacroix.