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Cape Town – Seven years after being banned by the Cannes Film Festival, Lars von Trier again caused a stir.
The Danish director’s new film The House that Jack Built premiered on Monday night.
According to Variety hundreds of people walked out during the screening of the film groaning and called the movie disgusting.
The story follows Jack (Matt Dillion), a serial killer, over the course of 12 years and depicts the murders that truly develop Jack as a serial killer.
In a 2017 interview with The Guardian, Von Trier said the film “celebrates the idea that life is evil and soulless.”
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Just left Lars Von Trier's The House that Jack Built.— The Oscar Predictor (@OscarPredictor) May 14, 2018
Gross. Pretentious. Vomitive. Torturous. Pathetic. #Cannes2018
Lars von Trier’s ‘The House That Jack Built’ was one of the most unpleasant movie-going experiences of my life. #Cannes2018— Ramin Setoodeh (@RaminSetoodeh) May 14, 2018
I’ve never seen anything like this at a film festival. More than 100 people have walked out of Lars von Trier’s ‘The House That Jack Built,’ which depicts the mutilation of women and children. “It’s disgusting,” one woman said on her way out. #Cannes2018 pic.twitter.com/GsBGCoyHEG— Ramin Setoodeh (@RaminSetoodeh) May 14, 2018
Despite the walkout the film received a six-minute standing ovation, reports The Hollywood Reporter.