The House That Jack Built 152 mins

  • The House That Jack Built
  • The House That Jack Built
  • The House That Jack Built
  • The House That Jack Built

The recipient of both furious walkouts and a boisterous standing ovation at its premiere at Cannes earlier this year, THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT is the controversial new work from arch provocateur Lars von Trier.

USA in the 1970s. We follow the highly intelligent Jack (Matt Dillon) through 5 incidents and are introduced to the murders that define Jack’s development as a serial killer.

We experience the story from Jack’s point of view. He views each murder as an artwork in itself, even though his dysfunction gives him problems in the outside world. Despite the fact that the final and inevitable police intervention is drawing ever near (which both provokes and puts pressure on Jack) he is – contrary to all logic – set on taking greater and greater chances. The goal is the ultimate artwork: A collection of all his killings manifested in a House that he builds.

Along the way we experience Jack’s descriptions of his personal condition, problems and thoughts through a recurring conversation with the unknown Verge – a grotesque mixture of sophistry mixed with an almost childlike self-pity and in-depth explanations of, for Jack, dangerous and difficult maneuvers.

It's halfway between a subversive good movie and a stunt. It's designed to get under your skin, and does.
Variety
Dillon might have trouble putting this one at the top of his resume if he wants to do a Disney film, but there's no question he delivers an impactful movie monster, with darting eyes and a toothy smile that makes Jack at once seem empathetic and bonk
IndieWire
Starts Thu 7 Mar at:
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