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‘Antichrist’ (2009). Movie Review

Nos Encanta, Nos Asquea, Nos Sublima

Antichrist by Lars von Trier presents us with an escape inward, towards dread, towards sex, towards fears, towards the beginning that grips us and, at the same time, makes us create. It seems to me that it’s a masterpiece.

Antichrist is Eros and Thanatos and it is Nature itself in a film that, we warn you, is for those over 18 years old…. and for those who want to look beyond the routine. Of course, if you want to go further, you might even find it to be quite simply wonderful.

By the way, great Charlotte Gainsbourg, who also starred in Nymphomaniac.

And the same can be said for Willem Dafoe, one of those actors who always gives us that “something special”.

The Film

An adult film; difficult, uncomfortable to the point of not wanting to look inside ourselves, because that’s what it seeks, an uncomfortably sexual look at the sex we desire and despise deep down, in the stupidity of the dread that attracts us and leads us to seek ourselves out in infinite fear.

Anticristo (2009)
Antichrist (2009)

Let’s see… this is real cinema, this film is really good, a metaphor within a metaphor that is very uncomfortable for us. Oh yes, one of those that you can only appreciate when you have returned from the hell of sensitivity and the world is no longer the world… facing fear, without overcoming it, waiting for it to live in you.

A mockery of the human being, a mockery of cinema that only those who know how to do it understand… Incomprehensible, paradoxical, skeptical. The cinema within the cinema that is reflected – this guy, this Lars von Trier, knows how to do more than provoke, but… deep down he likes it, and deep down we like to get to the dark side.

Anticristo (2009)
Antichrist (2009)

Our Opinion

This is real cinema and the kind that doesn’t get self-conscious. Beware of the dark side, it can disgust you or… fascinate you.

For me, it fascinated me, but I’m twisted like that. Maybe you recognize yourselves as twisted, be careful.

This is a work of art. Uncomfortable, art. I insist: be careful.

You may understand it, or I may not, but be careful if you do.

You may be scared, of yourselves.

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Antichrist (2009)

Anticristo (2009)

Movie title: Antichrist

Movie description: A grieving couple retreats to their cabin 'Eden' in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.

Date published: January 5, 2022

Country: Denmark

Duration: 104 mins

Author: Martin Cid

Director(s): Lars von Trier

Writer(s): Lars von Trier

Cinematography: Anthony Dod Mantle

Music: Kristian Eidnes Andersen

Actor(s): Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg

Genre: Drama

Companies: Zentropa Productions

Our Opinion

This is real cinema and the kind that doesn’t get self-conscious. Beware of the dark side, it can disgust you or… fascinate you.


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Esta cinta de Lars von Trier nos plantea una huida hacia el interior, hacia el miedo, hacia el sexo, hacia los temores, hacia el inicio que nos atenaza y, a la vez, nos hace crear.'Antichrist' (2009). Movie Review