The House That Jack Built

The House That Jack Built

A FILM BY: Lars von Trier
WRITTEN BY: Lars von Trier
STARRING: Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman

Opens January 11th

"The greatest cathedrals have sublime artwork hidden in the darkest of corners for only God to see... so does MURDER!"

USA in the 1970s. We follow the highly intelligent Jack 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 manoeuvres.

“Von Trier’s greatest film to date.” -- Slant Magazine

“It's designed to get under your skin, and does.” -- Variety


***THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT contains strong disturbing violence/sadistic behavior, grisly images, language, and nudity***

Technical Information

Production Year: 2018
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 152 mins
Format: DCP