'Vomitive. Pathetic': Lars Von Trier film prompts mass walkouts at Cannes

15 May, 2018, 22:17 | Author: Eleanor Thompson

But even by his standards, his latest movie, "The House That Jack Built", managed to alienate enough people to prompt more than 100 walkouts and simultaneous groans at its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday night.

The film also featured images of Hitler and other mass-murdering dictators.

One viewer was left shocked by the scene where Dillon mutilates children. According to an interview with the director, The House That Jack Built is supposed to draw parallels to the current political situation in the U.S. - particularly the rise of the new Republican president. According to a report,"It's disgusting", said one woman as she left the screening.

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The director walked the red carpet along with some of the movie actors for the first time since his appearance at the global film festival in 2011. "I didn't want to do the movie for that" but was talked round by von Trier who he insisted was not a cruel man. That being said, as someone who isn't a huge Lars on Trier fan, I gotta admit I'm pretty eager to see how this one is going to turn out.

Taking to social media, numerous members of the press have already deemed the film to showcase continuously "vile" footage and have stated that the movie "should not have been made".

Keep it locked to Horror News Network for more news on The House that Jack Built.

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This was von Trier's first trip back to Cannes since he debuted "Melancholia" in 2011. Jack is telling Verge about five "incidents" he's picked from his murdering career, which seems to run through the 1970s in an unspecified United States town. Let us know what you think.

Stars such as Uma Thurman and Riley Keough make appearances in the film which, in complete contrast, also received a six-minute standing ovation followed the screening by some who were able to sit through the full preview. He counted more than 100 people walking out of the film.

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