A powerfully made film. The performances by Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg are heroic and fearless. Von Trier's visual command is striking. And if you can think beyond what he shows to what he implies, its depths are frightening. Von Trier has reached me and shaken me.
— Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
Brilliantly made, it’s beautiful to look at, it’s partly surreal and partly naturalistic… brilliant.
— Melissa Anderson, The Village Voice
I would be lying if I didn’t admit that this impossible movie kept me hooked from start to finish.
— Stephen Holden, The New York Times
I don’t think I breathed for the last half - out of shock, out of stress, out of disbelief. This is to say that von Trier had us all. Von Trier is a consummate filmmaker.
— Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
A must-see. A true, lacerating original.
— Michael Phillips, Time Out Chicago
(Von Trier)'s a real moviemaker, a composer of rich imagery as evocative as it is provocative, a master matador at waving a red cape in front of the most jaded viewers and getting them to charge.
— Richard & Mary Corliss, Time
Charlotte Gainsbourg gives a phenomenal, fearless performance. I’ve never witnessed a performance like it.
— Wesley Morris, The Boston Globe
Presented by IFC Films | Denmark | Oct 23rd, 2009 | 104 MINS | UR
One of most celebrated filmmakers of our time, Lars Von Trier is back with the beautiful, terrifying, and altogether engrossing ANTICHRIST. The talk of 2009 Cannes Film Festival, where star Charlotte Gainsbourg took home the award for Best Actress, Antichrist follows a grieving couple (two-time Oscar®-Nominee Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg) who retreat to ’Eden’, their isolated cabin in the woods, where they hope to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse…
- Lars Von Trier
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- Lars Von Trier
Best Actress - Charlotte Gainsbourg
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