AntichristOnly the most loyal Lars von Trier fans should seek out 'Antichrist,' a disturbingly violent film featuring extreme scenes of graphic sex and self-mutilation of the most private of parts. The film was the scandal of this year's Cannes Film Festival, where it prompted boos, walkouts and angry complaints -- as well as some raves. It's been called "torture porn" and its most infamous scenes rival the levels of sadism in any 'Saw' flick. Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg have been praised for their intense, literally naked performances -- but even the film's supporters agree it's hard to watch. Is this a brave exercise in pushing the boundaries of film or a pretentious descent into shock cinema? Either way, the film's audience remains an extremely limited one, which is just what Von Trier intends. Check out reviews after the jump.
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