South Korean actor Yu Ji-tae joins the cast of ‘The House That Jack Built’

South Korean actor Yu Ji-tae has joined the cast of Lars von Trier‘s The House that Jack Built

Yu began his career as a fashion model but is now known for his work in several major South Korean films. He has worked in Hur Jin-ho’s One Fine Spring Day (2001), Park Chan-wook’s Oldboy (2003) and Hong Sang-soo’s Woman is the Future of Man (2004).

His role in The House That Jack Built marks the first Asian talent to appear in a supporting role in a Trier film.


“It’s an honor for me to be in the film of my favorite director, Lars von Trier,” Yu said in a TrustNordisk press release. “It [will] be a very special experience for me.”

The House That Jack Built tells the story of Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer. The film follows him over two years and depicts the murders that make him a serial killer.

The House That Jack Built is due for release in 2018.



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.