• The House That Jack Built (2018)

The House That Jack Built

Release Date: December 14th, 2018

R |2 hr 31 min

Plot Summary

In five episodes, failed architect and vicious sociopath Jack recounts his elaborately orchestrated murders -- each, as he views them, a towering work of art that defines his life's work as a serial killer in the Pacific Northwest.

Cast: Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Siobhan Fallon, Sofie Gråbøl, Riley Keough, Jeremy Davies, Ed Speleers

Director: Lars von Trier

Genres: Crime drama , Thriller

Production Co: Copenhagen Film Fund, Eurimages, Zentropa Entertainments, Film i Väst, Film und Medien Stiftung NRW

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Clearly, all this is designed to provoke adverse reactions. But what if instead of outrage and indignation, the response was a numb shrug? Don't get me wrong — The House That Jack Built is definitely something to see. But what's most surprising is that it's just as often inane as unsettling. show more

  • 30
    Richard LawsonVanity Fair

    The House That Jack Built is a tediously navel-gazing exercise in von Trier trying to explain, and make half-hearted atonement for, his “totally twisted, man,” worldview, an explication of his personal psychology that is almost heartbreaking in its conflicted self-regard. show more

  • 50
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Wielding the same grim power as his most obsessive, tormented work, Jack is deeply embedded within its creator’s psyche, and while the results may be cathartic for him, the movie is only intermittently arresting for the rest of us. show more

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Nominated Best Actor in a Leading Role
Robert Award (2019)
Nominated Best Danish Film
Robert Award (2019)
Nominated Best Actor
Bodil Awards (2019)
Nominated Best Director
Robert Award (2019)
Nominated Best Original Screenplay
Robert Award (2019)