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Nymphomaniac Shortened by 90 Minutes

Director Hands Over Control, Film Stays Hardcore

It is already the 4th news that deals with Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac on our site but every one was worth it: body doubles 2.0 for the sex scenes, 2 versions with differently drastic sex scenes, versions with 5 or even 7 hours of total runtime and now the newest development: the film will be shortened by an astonishing 90 minutes before it will start in the first cinemas around Christmas. Who needs money for a real advertising campaign when such news pop up constantly? And now, the final word has been spoken regarding the film.

The latest version made by the director had a runtime of 5.5 hours and now the producer Peter Aalbaek Jensen will take matters into his own hand and cut the film down to 4 hours and split it into two parts that are said to start in cinemas simultaneously - at least in Denmark. Even though Lars von Trier doesn't agree with the 4-hour-cut, Jensen says that the director understands the business side of things:

Jensen:The short version is against Lars’ own will, but he accepts it because he understands market mechanisms ... You cannot make a film for more than 60 million kroners (about $11 million) that is so lengthy. Five and a half hour is so extreme that it reduces market value so radically that investors would have felt they had bought a pig in a poke."

Furthermore, the split into a hardcore and a softcore version has been scrapped. The film will only come out in its hardcore variant. The distributors from other markets are then at liberty to apply censorship if they feel the need to. The Danish version will be uncensored. Shrinking the film to 4 hours was just a matter of losing duration and not about making the film more harmless.

It's currently unclear whether the Director's Cut will ever see the light of day. According to Jensen, the initially planned screening at the upcoming Cannes film festival was canceled.

Unsurprisingly, the US doesn't have a theatrical release date as of now. The UK are set for a release on March 7th, 2014.

Release: Nov 30, 2013 - Author: Das Wiesel - Translator: Mike Lowrey - Source: HR

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