Lars von Trier

Biography: Lars von Trier, born Lars Trier on April 30, 1956 in Kongens Lyngby, Denmark, is a noted director and writer. He began making films at the age of eleven and later went on to attend the National Film School of Denmark, where he began to call himself Lars von Trier as an homage to the German directors Erick von Stroheim and Josef von Sternberg. After finishing school, he directed his first full-length feature film, The Element of Crime. It was screened at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, as was his next film, Epidemic. He enjoyed his first great success with Zentropa, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 1991 Cannes Film Festival. In 1995, von Trier helped popularize the Dogme 95 movement, which encouraged films to be made as naturalistically as possible. He has continued to enjoy wide international success with films such as Dancer in the Dark, Dogville and Melancholia. In 2011, von Trier sparked controversy at the Cannes Film Festival with comments that were viewed as pro-Nazi and resulted in von Trier being banned from the festival atwhich he first made his name.



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Lars von Trier's Scores

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  • TV
Average career score: 64
Highest Metascore: 84 Medea
Lowest Metascore: 33 Dear Wendy
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
16 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
60 Nymphomaniac: Volume II Apr 4, 2014 Director / Writer / Screenplay / Written By 6.4
64 Nymphomaniac: Volume I Mar 21, 2014 Director / Writer 7.2
73 A Royal Affair Nov 9, 2012 Executive Producer 7.9
tbd The Story of Film: An Odyssey Feb 3, 2012 Himself - Interviewee tbd
80 Melancholia Nov 11, 2011 Director / Writer 7.1
49 Antichrist Oct 23, 2009 Director / Written By 7.3
71 The Boss of It All May 23, 2007 Director / Writer / Narrator 6.7
46 Manderlay Jan 27, 2006 Director / Written By 7.3
33 Dear Wendy Sep 23, 2005 Written By 7.7
79 The Five Obstructions May 26, 2004 Director / Writer / Himself - Obstructor (Segments "The Conversations")/Lars Von Trier (Segment "Obstruction #5 - The Perfect Human: Avedøre, Denmark") 6.6
59 Dogville Mar 26, 2004 Director / Written By 7.9
66 Epidemic Nov 14, 2003 Director / Screenplay 7.0
84 Medea Apr 18, 2003 Director / Writer 6.8
77 Italian for Beginners Jan 18, 2002 Associate Producer 8.8
61 Dancer in the Dark Sep 22, 2000 Director / Written By 9.0
47 The Idiots Apr 28, 2000 Director / Writer 6.0
76 Breaking the Waves Nov 13, 1996 Director / Written By 7.8