A new poster has been released for the upcoming Danish horror-thriller The House That Jack Built – last week we reported that Zentropa Productions released the film’s official trailer. The new poster features stars Matt Dillon & Bruno Ganz on rowboat surrounded by naked people trying to get in the boat:
It’s actually a photographic reenactment of the painting The Barque of Dante by nineteenth century French artist Eugene Delacroix:
The House That Jack Built is directed by Lars von Trier, written by von Trier & Jenle Hallundand, and stars Dillon, Ganz, Uma Thurman, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Sofie Grabol, and Riley Keough. The House That Jack Built premiered Monday at the Cannes Film Festival.
USA in the 1970s. We follow the highly intelligent Jack over a span of 12 years 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, while he postulates each murder is an artwork in itself. As the inevitable police intervention is drawing nearer, he is taking greater and greater risks in his attempt to create the ultimate artwork.
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 psychopathic explanations.