Lars von Triers THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT acquired for US distribution

Lars von Trier‘s upcoming film The House That Jack Built has been picked up for US distribution by IFC Films.

The film has now been picked up by multiple territories around the world, including:

  • Italy (Videa)
  • UK and Ireland (Curzon Artificial Eye)
  • Germany, Austria (Telemünchen)
  • France (Films Du Losanges)
  • Latin America (California Filmes)
  • Benelux (September film)
  • Greece (Seven Films)
  • Portugal (Leopardo filmes)
  • Israel (Shani Film)
  • Middle East (Falcon Films),
  • China (DD Dream)
  • Hong Kong (Sundream)
  • South Korea (Atnine Film)
  • Russia/CIS (Russian World Vision)
  • Poland (Gutek)
  • Hungary (Vertigo Media)
  • Taiwan (Moviecloud)
  • Former Yugoslavia (Cinemania group)
  • Czech Republic (Aero film)
  • Bulgaria (Euro Films)
  • Romania (Independenta Film 97)
  • Baltic States (Estin Film)

The House that Jack Built is set in the 1970’s in the USA. e 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.

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.

The cast includes Matt Dillon (Wayward Pines), Bruno Ganz (Downfall), Uma Thurman (Nymphomaniac), Riley Keough (Mad Max: Fury Road), Siobhan Fallon Hogan (Dancer in the Dark) and Sofie Gråbøl (The Day Will Come).

Info via press release




Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.