Watch a Short Film by a 15-Year-Old Lars Von Trier


It’s hard to imagine a time when incendiary filmmaker Lars Von Trier wasn’t known as the guy who almost broke Björk, horrified audiences with a clitoral castration scene, and made a bad Hitler joke at the Cannes Film Festival that nearly landed him in jail. But back in 1971, he was just a 15-year-old Danish kid, honing his skills with a black-and-white, dialogue-less short film called “En Blomst.” Click through to watch it now, courtesy of The Playlist, and let us know in the comments if you spot any hints of his future greatness.