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It's kind of hard not to be obsessed with Lars von Trier's upcoming "Nymphomaniac" -- a two-part, five-hour exploration of human sexuality that features big-time movie stars (Shia LeBeouf, Uma Thurman, Charlotte Gainsbourg) and actual hardcore sex (mostly performed by porn star doubles). Every bit of miscellanea released from the film, from those tantalizingly teasing clips to the orgasmic poster series, gets us more excited. But one thing has -- until now -- remained a frustrating mystery: when, exactly, the film would bow in the United States after coming out on Christmas Day in Denmark.

Thanks to Magnolia Pictures, we have our answer.

Magnolia will be releasing "Nymphomaniac" in two parts this spring. The first half will debut on demand on March 6 and hit select theaters on March 21. The second half will be on demand on April 3, with a theatrical release of April 18. (This kind of staggered release platform, with on demand happening first, is typical of the Magnolia model.) Anyone else think that it's already kind of the cinematic event of 2014?

"Nymphomaniac" also stars Stellan Skarsgard, Christian Slater, Jamie Bell, Willem Dafoe, Connie Nielsen, Udo Kier, and lots of humping.
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