About

In a small and conservative Scottish village, a woman's paralytic husband convinces her to have extramarital intercourse so she can tell him about it and give him a reason for living.

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Directed by

Lars von Trier

Written by

Lars von Trier (Author)
Peter Asmussen (Author)

Runtime

159 minutes

Country

France, Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, Norway, Iceland

Language

Danish

Tagline

Love is a mighty power.

Cast

Keywords

priest prayer parent child relationship church scotland faith independent film prostitute society tradition dying and death god underdog authority world religion disabled paraplegic oil platform polyamory social coercions excommunication

Photos

Lists

#211 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role