The House That Jack Built (2018)

Day 30 : 21 / 06 / 2019

The House That Jack Built, Lars Von Trier 

– full of spoilers ahead –

I am so glad I watched this movie without knowing anything about its style, because the Picasso painting that comes at the end of the first incident is pure genius and it shocked me on my seat. I love the structure of this film, a crime story kind of mixed with art video essay but not that simple. Photography => the negatives showing the devil in you Hunting => all the information about hunting orders, dogs and blood trails which connects back to the bone of the story. History, German soldiers trying to kill many people with one bullet => connects back to the story. Super experimental, yet super successful in giving its message without getting lost in different tracks. The Bob Dylan reference. Love the black and white animation that shows his feelings, moving like a waves, their depth explained through shadows. Also love how red is emphasized in each story and connects them together. Uses the negation of negation and it is not scared to show exactly what the audience does not want to see like a kid being shot or breasts getting cut off. Pure insanity, one of the most original films I’ve ever seen.

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