Nymphomaniac: Volume I

Plot: Joe is a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac and one night she finds herself re-telling her entire story to a strange man who finds her beaten up in an alleyway.

Year: 2014

Director: Lars Von Trier

Starring: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stacy Martin, Stellan Skarsgård, Uma Thurman, Christian Slater, Jamie Bell and Shia LaBeouf.

Part one of two films lasting five and a half hours it’s surprisingly entertaining and enjoyable. Volume one has a running time of two and a half hours which isn’t too bad. In this part, we learn about the main character’s adolescence and growing up. We’re told this story through flashbacks with a voice over. In current time Joe is badly beaten and telling her story to a strange man she just met.


Lars Von Trier is someone I have had to study with my university course and I really admire him. I think he’s a brilliant director and his work on this film was sensational. It has a very artistic feel to it. The film is visually pleasing and I look at it as a work of art. It’s inspiring. It’s remarkable and it’s out there.

When you first watch it you might find it strange and weird but it’s someone’s lifestyle and there are nymphomaniacs out there, you just have to embrace the film. It’s interesting and you might find it quite knowledgeable.


Shia Labeouf was my all time favourite child star but that’s been shattered, I can never look at him in the same way ever again. I don’t know how I’d feel watching Holes now. It’s obvious with the title of the film but it does have a lot of sex and a lot of nudity in it. That’s one of the reasons I like Lars Von Trier so much, he’s not afraid to push boundaries and he’s bold. There is an all-star cast in this film so I don’t know why anyone would not want to watch it. The story is very entertaining and the way it is told is somewhat quite beautiful.


It’s outrageous and fantastic at the same time. You probably need an open mind to watch this provocative film but it’s worth the watch. Tomorrow you will be able to read my review of Volume II.

Rating: 7/10.



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