The House That Jack Built

The story follows Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer, over the course of twelve years, and depicts the murders that really develop his inner madman.

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

The United States in the 1970s. The film follows the highly intelligent Jack over a span of twelve years, including his evolution as a serial killer. We experience the story from Jack’s point of view, as he approaches each murder as an artwork in and of itself. As the inevitable clash with the police draws nearer, he takes greater and greater risks in his attempts at creating the ultimate artwork. Along the way, we experience Jack’s descriptions of his personal condition, his problems and his thoughts through a recurring conversation with the unknown Verge – a grotesque mixture of sophistry mixed with an almost childlike self-pity and psychopathic explanations. The House That Jack Built is a dark and sinister story, yet presented as a philosophical and occasional humorous tale.

Directed by: Lars von Trier
Based on: Jenle Hallund, Lars von Trier
Screenplay: Lars von Trier
Camera: Manuel Alberto Claro
Music: Víctor Reyes
Editing: Jacob Secher Schulsinger, Molly Malene Stensgaard
Design: Simone Grau Roney
Production: Louise Vesth
Coproduction: Jonas Bagger, Bettina Brokemper, Madeleine Ekman
Actors: Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Riley Keough, Jeremy Davies, Sofie Gråbøl
  • This film is available until 30. 8. 2025 in these territories: Czechia, Slovakia.

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