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Daily Archives: January 22nd, 2014

 Charlotte Gainsbourg and Jamie Bell in the movie "Nymphomaniac." (Magnolia Pictures / October 22, 2013)


Charlotte Gainsbourg and Jamie Bell in the movie “Nymphomaniac.” (Magnolia Pictures / October 22, 2013)

PARK CITY, Utah — By this point in his career Lars von Trier has done so much that’s shocking that it’s stopped being shocking

Maybe it’s that, or maybe just that, give or take an extended penis montage (of course), there actually isn’t as much that’s sledgehammer-startling about “Nymphomaniac, Vol. 1,” the Danish director’s first of two installments in his sex-addict tale, which, for all its naked women in compromising positions, has an unexpectedly straightforward and surprisingly (if not always intentionally) comedic undertone