Provocative as ever, Lars Von Trier once again challenges his audience in his latest film which premiered at Cannes. The follow-up to his 2013’s Nymphomaniac, Von Trier had devised The House That Jack Built first as a TV series. With its brilliant cast, grim plot, and imagery, the film divided audiences as well as critics. Set in the 1970s, The House That Jack Built narrates the making of a serial killer for 12 years through his own point of view. The killer is played by Matt Dillon, in a brilliant performance, and the film plays with the conventions of the genre as sharply as possible.
Certain scenes in this film might not be suitable for younger audiences.