• 1977 The Orchid Gardener (short)

    1979 Mint - the blessed (short)

    1980 Nocturne (short)

    1981 The Last Detail (short)

    1984 The Element of Crime The Element of Crime

    1987 Epidemic

    1991 Europe

    1994 The Kingdom Kingdom

    1996 Breaking the Waves

    1998 idiots The Idiots

    2000 Dancer in the Dark

    2003 Dogville

    2003 The Five Obstructions

    2006 The Boss of It All

    2009 Antichrist

    2011 Melancholia

    2013 Nymphomaniac I

    2013 Nymphomaniac II

    2018 The House That Jack Built


  • Images from a Relaxation
    (Liberation pictures)
    Emret Patron
    (The director of it all)
    Element of Crime
    (Element of Crime)

Lars von Trier

Born in 1956 in Denmark. He studied cinema at Copenhagen University and directing at the Danish Film School. During his studies, he showed early signs of his inclinations and promise. His short film Nocturne (1981) and 1982 graduation piece, Images of A Relief, both won the special award at the European Film School Contest in Munich. He realised approximately 40 commercials for domestic and foreign customers, and various promotional video clips for rock bands before directing his first feature film in 1984. Element Of Crime, which was announced as first part of a trilogy, Epidemic (1987), was the product of a between the director and the film advisor Claes Kastholm Hansen, who claimed it was possible to make a film for Dkr 1 million (approximately $150.000). It was subsequently screened at Cannes in Un Certain Regard and also garnered international prizes. His next feature, Medea (1988), was awarded Jean d’Arcy Prize at France. Europe (1991), which completed his trilogy, had its world premiere at the Cannes and won the Special Jury Prize and a technical award. The director’s real breakthrough, as far as audiences are concerned came with The Kingdom (1994), a satire on the state of the Danish nation, based around the Kingdom Hospital, initially made for TV. The series and the resulting theatrical version, was a huge success in Denmark and made Lars Von Trier a household name. The 270-minute film took Von Trier’s centre of gravity further in the direction of the enhanced, more easily accessible narrative form with a greater emphasis on actors’ performances. In his 1996 film Breaking The Waves (winner of Grand Prix at Cannes 1996), the style of The Kingdom was further evolved, most scenes were shot with hand-held cameras. Von Trier then continued with the cult series and made four episodes during the summer of 1996. The Kingdom II was released at Venice International Film Festival in 1997. Lars Von Trier completed his feature, Idiots-a comedy in the same visual style, and was shown in Cannes in 1998. With Dancer in the Dark (2000), Lars von Trier made a melodrama about an east European woman who sacrifices everything, literally, to save her son from getting the same eye-illness she herself suffers from and thereby going blind. Dancer in the Dark won the 2000 Palm D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Together with producer Peter Ålbæk Jensen, Lars von Trier owns Zentropa Enterprizes, which produces Lars von Triers films, as well as many others.