The House That Jack Built follows the serial killer over the course of 12 years in the 1970s and 1980s during a murder spree in the state of Washington.
The film marked the return for director Lars von Trier at the Cannes Film Festival, where the movie debuted in May, where it was criticised for being ‘vomitive’ and ‘pathetic’.
Over 100 people were reported to have walked out of the film’s screening at the French festival, as they were ‘disgusted’ by the many extremely violent scenes where victims including children were graphically murdered on screen.
At the time, several film critics tweeted their disgust with the movie as they joined the many others who left the screening before it was over.
‘Walked out on LarsvonTrier. Vile movie. Should not have been made. Actors culpable,’ Showbiz 411’s Roger Friedman wrote.
Al Jazeera reporter Charlie Angela said she left midway through ‘because seeing children being shot and killed is not art or entertainment’.
Here’s the best part…
In February, Von Trier explained the film was inspired by Donald Trump’s presidency: ‘The House That Jack Built celebrates the idea that life is evil and soulless, which is sadly proven by the recent rise of the Homo trumpus – the rat king.’
So the film maker makes an utterly unwatchable, violent film because… Trump. Such is the state of insanity on the Left right now.
You can’t imagine why Trump’s constant lies would not inspire an artist?
Von Trier will need much better excuses for his current failure when he attempts to shake cash out of potential investors for his next project. Even lefty investors expect a ROI.
Liberal Hollywood has always been a disgusting cesspool. It is a river of filth.
Shame on jjf for making that statement, that was unconscionably awful. Saying my Trump inspired a graphic, disgusting serial killer film…that is so far beyond bounds of civility….impossible to put a term to the incredible disgust you just displayed.
Trump is all about “disgust.” He pushes that button often.
Why do you think Trump’s actions could not inspire an artist to make art to express their thoughts?
The filth river in Hollywood does not need outside inspiration for the demonic gutter sewage it puts out.
This is an evil filmaker, glorifying the evil he embraces. Reprehensible filth embodied in this film all flows from him.
Saying ‘Trump made me do it’ is not an excuse for being a vile, filth-ridden, excuse of a human being.
Would we accept that excuse for a criminal shooting a cop by saying “Obama made me do it” because he overtly said or implied cops are the evil party?
That would be less vile than what you are implying here.
Haters just gotta hate. k won’t change.
Trump’s behavior is relentless. Lies, every day, brags he can kill and assault, shows his admirations like “good people on both sides” of a Nazi rally.
You can’t imagine that this “locker room talk” would inspire someone to mail pipe bombs or (heavens to Betsy!) make a movie?
Which is worse? A movie that tanks? A bomb that explodes?
If I hate a movie glorifying reprehensible evil…guilty as charged!
I take it you embrace this violent Hollywood disgust and filth?
That says a lot about you.
When was last time Trump bragged about “killing and assault”?
You said “everyday”, so just yesterday should be sufficient in your research.
You take it wrong, as usual.
“Every day” was a clause modifying “lies.” You don’t think that happens?
“I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters” was from January 2016.
His Access Hollywood tape dates back to September 2005.
His “Any guy that can do a body slam, he is my type!” regarding a congressman assaulting a reporter was from two weeks ago.
“Knock the hell out of them” and “I’ll pay your legal fees” was February 2016.
I’m just picking a few at random here.
Again I ask – movies or bombs?
Glad you retracted a substantial amount of your outrageous statement.
1.) It was a stupid statement, and he was kidding.
2.) Give me a break, locker room talk every guy is guilty of. Still stupid, but it is not a call for violence,
3.) Again, it was stupid, but when you have an unfair, ravenous media at you all day, I can see why he said it. Still stupid, but not a call for violence.
4.) Again, stupid statement, but it was in response to VIOLENT liberal protestors trying to disrupt his event. I felt he was justified saying this, given the liberal evil at this event.
Should we review things Louis Farrakhan, darling of the left has said? Not even close.
Bragging about assaulting women was part of what I meant by “assault.” But you understood that, right?
In “Art of the Deal” he also bragged about giving a music teacher a black eye because he thought he didn’t know anything about music. Charming fellow, from birth! When do we get to start complaining about parenting or calling him a “thug”? Or maybe this was just a lie or locker room talk. Who knows? Fake news! But who brags about such a thing?
By your reckoning, Trump seems to make quite a few “stupid” remarks. Can you think of any others?
I’ve already agreed with you about Farrakhan’s racist remarks. What more would you like from me?
Has Trump said anything close to the racism and call to violence this liberal darling has said? No?
White people deserve to die, and they know, so they think it’s us coming to do it.” — Louis Farrakhan in 2015.
There is a difference between making stupid remarks and calling and inciting to violence.
Just look at the Farrakhan remark, that is what leftist hate looks like. Leftists embrace him, including Obama’s and Clinton’s!
If stupid remarks makes you responsible for this serial killer film or a serial killer, you would be the worst serial killier in the history of America.
…but, fortunately, I don’t think your stupid remarks are responsible for violence of others.
Can you find any leftists who don’t like Farrakhan or who have stated their opposition to his remarks?
I find this “why hasn’t X disavowed Y” game extremely tedious, no matter which side is doing it. It reminds me of the futility of yard signs. I’m with Wiggy on that one. It’s just pointless busywork 99% of the time.
I have not; because “Muslims” are high on the leftist victim pyramid. Since, they are high in victimhood leftist lexicon, they can get away with more hate.
Muslims area protected class, especially black Muslims in the Nation of Islam under Farrakhan.
Trump will denounce idiots on the right. Leftists hardly ever do that because they perceive the hate mongers on the left as “victims”.
Which is it, Kevin? A victim pyramid? Or a racist pyramid where leftists are claiming that these groups are inferior or superior to others? Or are the victims not actually victims? How can they be racist about things that aren’t even about race?
Victimhood lexicon of left is the worst form of racism!
When your victimhood, most often decided by race, gives you a higher leg in the pyramid, that stokes the most heinous form of racism.
Content of character…what is so hard?
Lefties act like that is impossible.
As someone who follows world cinema, I’ve been watching Lars Von Trier movies since 1992. Some are very good, some are unwatchable. All of them are designed as intentional acts of provocation. There’s a reason why Von Trier is widely perceived as the enfant terrible of international cinema. As an equal opportunity offender, he’s hardly a darling of the left; in fact, seven years ago the left-leaning Cannes Film Festival declared him a persona non grata after he expressed admiration for Hitler. His work has consistently been met with consternation by feminists and other progressive types. More obviously, as the linked news story clarifies, the new film was greeted with revulsion by the left-leaning audience and the left-leaning media. Assuming Lars Von Trier represents any ideology other than his own shameless self-promotion requires an unfamiliarity with the man and his career and reveals, perhaps, a willingness to set aside accuracy in favor of scoring cheap political points.
So a local blogger paints with a knee-jerk broad brush because… Leftists. Such is the state of cartoonish thinking among ideologues of all stripes right now.
Hitler was a left leaning socialist.
Good to know there is a filth movie in Hollywood that even low morality leftists deem too immoral for them. There might be hope for some Hollywood lefties.
Worth noting is that no Hollywood studio was involved with the production and distribution of “The House That Jack Built.” Like all of Von Trier’s films, it was financed by his own company, Zentropa Entertainments, which is centered in Denmark. This movie and its chilly reception at a festival in France literally says nothing about Hollywood, good or bad.
The world of cinema is not synonymous with Hollywood. In fact, Hollywood produces only a small fraction of the movies that receive North American distribution each year.
“Hitler was a left leaning socialist”.
Sure he was. You trying to match the t-rump for ridiculous and false statements?
Hitler was worst anti-Semite. Where do worst anti-Semites reside today? With leftists.
Hitler was called himself a socialist. Where do socialists reside today? With leftists.
Hitler killed babies and encouraged racist abortions. Who loves racist abortion today? Leftists.
Hitler was a horrible authoritarian, central planner. Who are horrible authoritarians today? Leftists.
Kevin, you haven’t spotted anyone among conservatives who look down on Jews and Muslims? Do you have a new definition of “semite” too?
Do you think Trump is an authoritarian? Why or why not?
No, and if a so-called conservative do look down on a Jew or Muslim for something other than an evil act, I will say something.
Trump cut taxes, cuts huge regulation, defunds racist leftist abortion …that is authoritarian behavior?
How many drugs are you on?
“Lock her up!”
“The media is your enemy!”
“I can change the constitution by executive order!”
Those are authoritarian behavior.
1.) since she committed several felonies in mishandling classified material, the crowd just wnated the same prison penalty an average military member doing the same would get. that is just enforcing the law, fairly.
2.) when the liberal media mis-reports and tells constant lies, yes, they are the enemy. Since liberal media has a liberal authoritarian bias, being against liberal media is very liberty oriented.
3.) Is that a quote from Obama? If so, yes, very authoritarian.
1) Since she hasn’t been charge, convicted, or sentenced you are premature in your accusation.
2) When the POTUS, his minions and groupies, and you are a constant source of false claims, allegations and mind boggling nonsense, it isn’t the media that is our enemy.
3) No, it is 45. You really need to stay current.
PS: 6000 lies and counting…….
1.) So Hillary has not been charged (she should be) for her obvious crimes and you are claiming a crowd chanting “lock her up” is authoritarian?
It’s called “free speech”, look into the concept some time. I also call it “good speech” given how heinous her actions and crimes were.
2.) the cure for erroneous speech is more speech!!! Only liberals and liberal media propose shutting down speech with their PC authoritarian nonsense. The danger to free society is speech censorship, which newly always Emirates from delicate snowflakes on liberal side who cannot handle being challenged with their godless, anti-Christian worldview.
3.) Obama massively expanded executive power. Trump was undoing what Obama did. You want to both about authoritarian rule, start with Obama, who you did not utter a peep against.
If these are your best examples of authoritarianism by Trump, you need to get a dictionary and look in the mirror to see if your head is stuck somewhere unpleasant.
1.) In case you have forgotten, in the good old USA you are presumed innocent until proven guilty. HC hasn’t been charged, tried, or proven guilty. If you have factual information that would lead to charges I’m sure AG Sessions would be interested. If you don’t you are making stuff up again.
2.) Seems like it was and is trump that is calling the media the enemy. And it also seems that your statement makes no sense; “which newly always Emirates from delicate snowflakes”.
3.) Not true. trump is the one that thinks he can change the constitution via EO. You can look it up. Why do you need to be so untruthful? Isn’t that a sin according to your rules?
“Somebody will say, ‘oh, freedom of speech, freedom of speech.’ These are foolish people. We have a lot of foolish people. We have a LOT of foolish people.”
“Myers was criticized by some for meeting with Trump during the president’s controversial visit to Pittsburgh on Tuesday. The rabbi said he’d received death threats for saying Trump was welcome at the synagogue. Following the get-together, Myers said he was “pleasantly surprised” to discover a “warm and personal side” to Trump.”
Btw that “Meyers” is Tree of Life Rabbi Jeffrey Myers…. what’s being downplayed by every news source is the fact he’s getting death threats for welcoming Trump.
But hey, keep telling us how the right and Trump are being authoritarian. Lol no one is going to believe you.