Directed by Lars von Trier
The second entry in Lar von Trier's Europa trilogy,
this early, experimental film reveals much of the stylistic vision of the
Danish artist/filmmaker who would go on to direct Zentropa,
Dancer in the Dark and
Dogville. Von Trier stars as a film director
who, along with a fellow writer, creates a screenplay about a plague that
engulfs Europe, only to see the invented scenario manifest itself.
Alternating between grainy 16mm and crisp, majestic scenes filmed in 35mm,
Von Trier creates a dark and strangely funny film whose horror lies in its
own mysteries with a disturbing ending that must be seen. Co-stars Udo Kier.
Danish and English with English subtitles. 106 minutes.