Nymphomaniac is a jigsaw opus, an extended and generally exquisitely crafted riff. Story, theme, and character (despite Gainsbourg's captivations) bow to von Trier's gamesmanship, which makes his own promiscuities the film's true subject.
Considero tanto a la parte 1 como a la parte 2 como una sola película de casi 6 horas, así que mi comentario será mas bien general.
Nymphomaniac es para mi la película mas desenfadada de la Trilogía de la Depresión y al mismo tiempo la que mejor narrada y escrita está, mas allá del posible morbo que pueda generar, es una excelente película, es muy elocuente e interesante, Joe cuenta sus relatos de manera tan desinhibida que confiada que podrías escucharla hablarte hasta el cansancio, no se guarda ningún detalle y hasta el mas retorcido de ellos es fascinante de oír generando placer y extasis. Me encantó también todo el simbolismo y metáforas con las que el personaje de Stellan Skarsgard relaciona los acontecimientos de Joe y esta a su vez es receptiva y abierta al debate. Definitivamente ésta película forma parte de mis gustos más personales, definitivamente no es para todo el mundo, después de todo estamos hablando de Lars Von Trier.
If you thought Vol. I was a brilliant piece of provocation, then Vol. II might disappoint you with its detour into (relative) conventionality, its attacks on arthouse artificiality, and its apparently very different politics. But if you found Vol. I to be as silly as some did, then Vol. II suggests something interesting: Lars von Trier might agree.
Lars Von Trier's particular, fantastical, and existential depiction of human nature- the relentless betrayal, humanity's seemingly divinely fated inability to avoid suffering, and our infinitely unique interpretation of that suffering -is vividly and beautifully shown. I'm not saying you have to agree with his interpretation, but you will not find a more completely rendered and thought provoking execution of it in all of film. Many have tried, but Lars Von Trier holds this mocking throne highest. He screws you over (especially and most necessarily at the very end) with no less drama, irony, and poetic injustice than Brutus did Julius Cesear or Judas did Jesus Christ. Nymphomania (volumes I & II) is his magnificently harmonized opus to this terrifying but undeniable expression of humanity.
"Nymphomaniac: Vol. II" is greedy, it goes too far with sexuality, in Volume I, it was continuing the story, here, it is overloaded with sexuality that isn't necessary and won't affect the story if it was decreased a bit. I hate the ending of the film, it is disrespectful to the audience who waited two hours just to find out satisfactory after being temporarily depressed for four hours in two movies. As for the bright side, this is serious filmmaking as I said before, the actors are all winners and the two Volumes won't be forgotten by people for a long time.
Stupid, pointless, plodding trash. Easily the worst film by Lars Von Trier. It's lazy, indecipherable, and it amps up all of the problems the first installment had. Did they just replace Shia LaBeouf because they realized the actor who played young Charlotte Gainsbourgh looked nothing like her, and they changed Shia to make it look purposeful at the last second? The dialogues and character motivations ****. Von Trier's ego kind of took the reigns here, and it shows. The ending makes no sense, and worse, it desecrates both Antichrist and Melancholia. The movie is nice to look at though.
Nymphomaniac vol 1 was an uneven but entertaining film. Vol 2, however, is completely awful. Character motivations don't make sense at all and the acting gets even wonkier. And the ending is just... Awful. The first part clawed it's way to enjoyable mediocrity. The second part is just flat-out crap.
Zentropa International Köln,
Zentropa International France,
Zentropa International Sweden,
Arte France Cinéma,
Film i Väst,
Groupe Grand Accord,