A few months back we posted the trailer for Lars Von Trier’s upcoming horror flick/torture porn Antichrist. If you remember, the film was creating a lot of buzz for two reasons: 1. It features some hardcore genital mutilation. 2. Von Trier said some silly stuff at Cannes about being the best film director in the world. (Side note: While the critical reception was mixed, we think it’s funny that two separate reviews included the word “fart.”)
Antichrist is making headlines again thanks to an appearance on BitTorrent sites last night, reports Vulture. While we can understand the draw of any film starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Willem Defoe, the thought of someone illegally downloading this and watching it alone in a dark apartment is incredibly creepy. Especially when you factor in the possible plot spoiler below.
OK. We’re hope you’re not eating lunch. So, Vulture says:
“After knocking him unconscious, Gainsbourg bores a hole in Dafoe’s leg with a hand drill and bolts him to a grindstone to keep him from escaping. Then, she smashes his scrotum with some sort of blunt object (the moment of impact happens slightly below the frame). We don’t actually see his testicles become disengaged from this body, though it’s apparently implied. Next, she brings him to a climax with her hands and he ejaculates blood (yes, it’s shown). But that’s not all! Later, in an extreme closeup — lensed by Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle! — Gainsbourg cuts off her own clitoris with a pair of scissors.”
In other words, downloading this is totally not the same thing as ripping popcorn flicks like American Gangster or Wolverine. Blech. This movie is how never-nudes are born.
That said, we plan to see it in the safety of a very large theater when it opens on October 23rd.