World Sales: TrustNordisk

Distribution: Les Films du Losange

Matt Dillon is Jack, not only an incomparably barbaric serial killer but also an artist and crime aesthete. He constructs a death fresco with his victims’ bodies.

The film follows his life and excesses from his first murder at the wheel of a van. Controversy has always seemed to fuel the career of the great director Lars von Trier. Having returned to Cannes with The House That Jack Built, his film takes a look at art, hatred, the monstrous and fascism. And because to provoke is such an integral part of his work, von Trier has made a lengthy work that is funny, grotesque and totally disturbing throughout, with Matt Dillon in the role of a lifetime.


Countries: Denmark, France, Swiss

Year: 2018

Duration: 2hr 30

Version: English, with French subtitles

Rating: 16+

Cast & Credits

Director: Lars von Trier

Producer: Louise Vesth

Scenario: Lars von Trier

Cinematography: Manuel Alberto Claro

Editor: Molly Malene Stensgaard

Music: Kristian Eidnes Andersen

Cast: Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman