Lars Von Trier is an artist that doesn’t shy away from sex in his films. His most recent film, Melancholia, featured the end of the world and Kirstin Dunst suffering through depression as the end approaches. The film explored some interesting themes, but is notable for its frontal nudity of Dunst in a number of scenes. With his next film, Nymphomaniac, von Trier is exploring sexuality to a much larger extent, splitting the entire project into eight chapters across two films. Charlotte Gainsbourg (The Science of Sleep) stars as Joe, an elderly woman who recounts her 50 years of life, including all of the sexy details, to a complete stranger played by Stellan Skarsgard (Thor). The film also stars Shia LaBeouf (Transformers), Uma Thurman (Pulp Fiction), Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man), and more.
In this clip, which takes place during the first chapter, “The Compleat Angler,” a young Joe discusses doing sex with random strangers on a train… in exchange for some chocolate. The clip’s full description reads as follows:
How does an ordinary bag of chocolate sweets become a symbol of sexual victory?
As Joe and her experienced friend B embark on a train trip, they bet on how many men they can seduce on the ride.
The grand prize is a delicious bag of chocolate sweets, and it soon becomes clear to Joe that in order to win, she needs to lure the prey into biting the hook like a skilled fisherman.
Nymphomaniac has garned a bit of controversy involving the rampant sex scenes to be featured in the film, causing both a hardcore and softcore version of the film to be released. No word on a US release date, but the film will be a welcome Christmas treat for other nymphomaniacs when it’s released in Denmark for the holiday.