A psycho-therapist attempts to aid his wife through the grieving process after the couple loses their only child to a freak accident. As her condition worsens, he attempts more radical treatments in order to have her to face her fears by removing her to their isolated cabin in the woods. It is here that he discovers his wife has become obsessed with witchcraft during her thesis research, which sparks a dramatic shift in her attitude and causes her to lash out at her husband with a frightening ferocity. Director Lars von Trier delivers this brutal and shocking Arthouse picture that will have viewers on the edge of their seats! ANTICHRIST's experimental story structure can be a bit uncertain in the beginning, but as the plot unfolds, each of the perceived events from early on become integral elements that build into the twisted and horrifying revelation in the end. A dark, suffocating, and oppressive mood is developed through the turbulent emotional vortex in which the couple finds themselves caught thanks to a pair of incredible performances by Academy Award® nominee Willem Defoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg. As the plot hits its breaking point just after the hour mark, the slow and methodical character development gives way to scenes of nauseating gore, savage sexuality, and profoundly disturbing psychological terror that are sure to leave an immediate and lasting impression on audiences in the same way that MARTYRS had done in 2008. Lars von Trier has created a masterful visual and mental mind-warp that will leave some breathless and others completely dumbfounded while establishing ANTICHRIST as a modern classic.
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