Nymphomaniac Vol. 1 is the story of Joe, a self proclaimed nymphomaniac. The movie starts with her being beaten and bruised in an alley and taken in by a kind man named Seligman. Joe then spends the entire movie, or the first half given the fact that it's cut into two parts but that's beside the point, narrating her life as a nympho from when she was a young child up until when she was a young adult. In this self reflection, she talks about how she lost her virginity, her first true love, ruining several families, and dealing with her familial issues. All of these sequences also have the benefit of being compared to fishing, cake forks, Edgar Allen Poe, and the Pythagorean Theorum.
Nymphomaniac Vol. 1 was directed by Lars Von Trier... and if you don't know who that is, OH BOY DO I HAVE SOME FUN THINGS FOR YOU. Von Trier is a Danish film maker that is well known for making art house and often times controversial movies. His "Depression Trilogy", which Nymphomaniac being the last movie in said trilogy, features Antichrist, the movie where this was a thing, and Melancholia, which are all said to represent Von Trier's struggles with depression and fear. And after seeing Antichrist, that's saying a lot. He's also a man who said that he maybe, sort of, kinda, sympathizes with Hitler and gets him a bit. So yeah, that's the guy we're dealing with for this movie; a man who suffers from depression and comes from an art house background making a movie about a movie who is a sex addict.
|Great idea time! Let's make all of the posters show the characters having|
an orgasm! Brilliant!!!
|This whole scene will just make you feel dirty|