Von Trier’s New Film To Feature Real Sex Scenes

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August 2, 2011 | 11:25am EST

Danish director Lars Von Trier is preparing to court controversy once again after confirming his new movie Nymphomaniac will feature real sex scenes.
The moviemaker was famously banned from the Cannes Film Festival in France in May after he rambled on about his German heritage and declared he could “understand” Hitler, while promoting his film Melancholia.

Now Von Trier will risk the industry’s wrath again with his next project – the film, about a woman’s sexual evolution, will feature penetrative sex scenes.

He tells Entertainment Weekly, “As a cultural radical I can’t make a film about the sexual evolution of a woman from zero to 50 without showing penetration. I know it’s something very European.”

But he insists the film won’t amount to porn, adding, “It principally is a film with a lot of sex in it and also a lot of philosophy.”

Von Trier famously hired porn stars to replace his Antichrist stars Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg in the movie’s most explicit scenes.