Lars Von Trier

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Will American Horror Story Be a Hit for FX? A Look at the Recent History of Horror on TV

Historically, horror hasn't scared up a great track record on TV. Supernatural series? Yes. Terrifying ones? No. The good news for FX, which on Wednesday launches American Horror Story, is that audiences seem to be growing braver. Millions have dared to peek out from behind their fingers, making hits out of The Walking Dead and True Blood. Even when Nip/Tuck dipped its scalpels into overt horror -- terrorizing us with sadistic serial killer The Carver -- it drew record numbers to FX.

But do viewers have the stomach for a haunted house dreamed up by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, who gave us both Glee and Nip/Tuck?read more

The Tree of Life Wins Best Film at Cannes

The director of the best film at Cannes wasn't there to collect his award. But it wasn't because Lars von Trier won. Instead, it was the famously publicity-shy Terrence Malick, whose The Tree of Life took the Palme d'Or.

The Associated Press reported that the producers of the winning movie, which stars...read more

Lars von Trier Is "Persona Non Grata" at Cannes

If Lars von Trier's Melancholia wins at the Cannes film festival, he won't be able to accept the award — because he's "persona non grata" in the wake of his comments that he's a Nazi who can "understand" Hitler.

The festival — which awarded the filmmaker its top prize in 2000 for Dancer in the Dark — condemned his remarks, as did Jewish groups, which lauded the event organizers for their actions.

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The Kingdom: Clip 1
Dancer In The Dark
Breaking The Waves
Boss Of It All

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Nymphomaniac: Volume II
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Nymphomaniac: Volume I
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Nymphomaniac: Volume II
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Nymphomaniac: Volume I

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Credits

Year Title Description
2013 Nymphomaniac Movie, Writer
2013 Nymphomaniac Movie, Director
2013 Nymphomaniac Movie, Writer
2013 Nymphomaniac Movie, Director
2006 The Boss Of It All Movie, Director

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Director Lars von Trier Says He's a Nazi and Sympathizes with Hitler at Cannes Film Festival

Lars von Trier loves to shock. Just watch his movies. But he also likes to say shocking things. Remember when he said former President George W. Bush dreamed of being whipped by Condoleezza Rice? Well, now he says that he's a Nazi who can "understand" Hitler.

At a Cannes film festival news conference, he said he found out "he was really a Nazi, because my family was German ... which also gave me some pleasure. ... I understand Hitler. But I think he did some wrong things. Yes, absolutely ... I sympathize with him a little bit."

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DVD Tuesday: Check into spooky hospital The Kingdom!

DVD Tuesday Twin Peaks meets ER in The Kingdom -- check your preconceptions with the triage nurseSo Im still getting over the horror that was Pathology Heroes star Milo Ventimiglias ill-advised foray into hospital horror But I realized the perfect antidote was on my DVD shelf Lars Von Triers The Kingdom 1994Set in a vast crumbling medical center built on a noxious swamp Von Triers haunted soap opera inspired Stephen Kings short-lived Kingdom Hospital But dont hold that against it Everything Kingdom Hospital did wrong The Kingdom does exactly rightThe huge cast of characters includes arrogant Swedish neurosurgeon Dr Stig Helmer newly arrived at the Kingdom with a stained professional reputation and a seethining hatred for all things Danish would-be psychic Mrs Drusse who makes real contact for the first time in the hospitals elevator junior Dr Krogen the go-to guy who secretly lives in the hospitals basement and supplies everything from medical equipmen read more

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