Another NSFW Clip From Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac

Zentropa have just given up on using YouTube, I think. Perusing the official Nymphomaniac site I see that this latest clip was posted directly to the apparently rather more liberal Vimeo.

This time, Lars von Trier gives us Jamie Bell, Charlotte Gainsbourg and… a special gift.

[vimeo]https://vimeo.com/80495668[/vimeo]

This clip comes from the film’s sixth chapter, The Eastern and the Western Church (The Silent Duck). The official blurb that comes with it explains the religious context, but certainly not what the silent duck is all about. Some kind of “safeword” made gesture, I’d imagine.

The Eastern Church is often referred to as the Church of Joy, and the Western Church as the Church of Suffering.

Should you make a mental journey from Rome eastwards, you’ll find that you move away from guilt and pain, and towards light and joy.

However, what Joe comes to learn is that pain and pleasure can be closer than you’d think.