The House That Jack Built

„For years I've made films about good women, now I've made a film about a bad man.“ Matt Dillon stars in this film by genius provocateur Lars von Trier, with black humour and clever overlaps.

The House That Jack Built
Denmark 2018
  • Czech
152 min.
  • This film is available until 30. 8. 2025 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

Murder is a work of art, and Jack wants to be the perfect artist. He's tried to hone his dark mastery to perfection over the years. Despite his high intelligence, however, the police are slowly closing in while Jack takes more and more risks on his way to the perfect murder. Five episodes of Jack's dark career recapping the road to hell take us back to 1970s USA. Grim, clever, grotesquely humorous and star-studded, this film was presented by controversial genius Lars von Trier at Cannes 2018, where he returned after seven years of „festival ban“.

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Director: Lars von Trier
Based on: Jenle Hallund, Lars von Trier
Screenplay: Lars von Trier
Cinematography: Manuel Alberto Claro
Music: Víctor Reyes
Sound: Kristian Eidnes Andersen, Andreas Hildebrandt
Editing: Jacob Secher Schulsinger, Molly Malene Stensgaard
Production Design: Simone Grau Roney
Producer: Louise Vesth
Co-production: Jonas Bagger, Bettina Brokemper, Madeleine Ekman
Costumes: Emilie Bøge Dresler
Cast: Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Riley Keough, Jeremy Davies, Sofie Gråbøl

Danish Film Awards (Robert)

2019 – Manuel Alberto Claro (Best Cinematography)

Danish Film Awards (Robert)

2019 – Peter Hjorth (Best Visual Effects)

Bodil Awards

2019 – Simone Grau Roney (Best Production Design)

  • This film is available until 30. 8. 2025 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.