• Antichrist (2009)

Antichrist

Release Date: October 23rd, 2009

DVD Release Date: November 9th, 2010

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary

While a married couple (Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg) is having sex, their infant son in a nearby room falls out a window to his death. She becomes distraught and is hospitalized, but her husband, who is a psychiatrist, attempts to treat her. Deciding that she needs to face her fears, he takes her to a cabin in the woods where she spent a previous summer with the boy. Once they are there, she becomes more unhinged and starts perpetrating sexual violence on her husband and herself.

Cast: Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Storm Acheche Sahlstrøm

Director: Lars von Trier

Genres: Drama , Horror

Production Co: Lucky Red, Zentropa Entertainments

Keywords: Dark, Tense, Fall, Transformation, Son, Husband, 2000s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Visually gorgeous to a fault and teeming with grandiose if often fascinating ideas that overwhelm the modest story that serves as their vehicle, this may be the least artistically successful film von Trier has ever made. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    More than anything else, I responded to the performances. Feature films may be fiction, but they are certainly documentaries showing actors in front of a camera. Both Dafoe and Gainsbourg have been risk takers, as anyone working with von Trier must be. The ways they're called upon to act in this film are extraordinary. They respond without hesitation. More important, they convince. show more

  • 60
    Mark JenkinsNPR

    For a hymn to panic and hostility, the movie is curiously artful. But only the most sympathetic viewers will find that its poetry outweighs its belligerence. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Awards

Winner Best Danish Film
Robert Award (2010)
Winner Best Danish Film
Bodil Awards (2010)
Winner Best Director
Robert Award (2010)
Winner Best Original Screenplay
Robert Award (2010)