Ugly Portrait of Evil
Release Date: October 23, 2009
Starring: Willem Dafoe and Charlotte
Runtime: 104 minutes
Distributor: IFC Films
Director: Lars von Trier
Executive Producer: Peter Aalbaek Jensen and Peter
Producer: Meta Louise Foldager
Writer: Lars von Trier
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ANTICHRIST is extremely bizarre sexual violence. Therefore, we highly caution everyone not to see and remember it. That said, ANTICHRIST seems to be Lars von Triers attempt to tell the rational world that evil exists. He forgets, however, that Jesus Christ is the antidote to evil. So, von Triers ends up wallowing in extreme evil.
The movie starts off with He and She having full penetration pornographic sex while their toddler son walks to an open window and falls to his death. Willem Dafoe plays He, the husband, who is a hyper-rational psychotherapist, while Charlotte Gainsbourg plays She.
When his wife goes into a tailspin of grief, He tries to get her to rationally face her fears so that She can realize they are nothing but products of her mind. To do so, they go up to an isolated cabin in the woods, where She spent the summer with her toddler son trying to complete her thesis on the holocaust of women. The thesis is full of pictures and references to witches, demons, lust, and occult activity, with many of the witches being tortured and burned at the stake.
As He tries to help her, supernatural events start to occur, especially in the form of three supernatural animals, a deer with a dead doe hanging out of it, a fox devouring itself that talks to He in clear English words, and a crow that He cannot kill. She tells him that, when the three beggars arrive, i.e., the fox, the crow and the deer, which are also three occult constellations as opposed to real astronomical constellations, then someone has to die. She tells He that nature is Satan’s church, and the nature around them seems to be growing more dark and demonic all the time.
Meanwhile, their sex gets rougher and rougher. Eventually, She beats He down with a board and crushes his private parts. She follows by doing something very disgusting and ends by drilling a hole in his leg and putting in a big bolt with a millstone. He clearly is to be the sacrifice when the three beggars arrive, and they’re supposed to arrive when all the witches do too.
This movie is an evil ode to the forces of Satan. There is no doubt that it is trying to expose that evil exists, even in our rational world, but it does so in a very cruel and pornographic way. It is so relentless at times that it is excruciating.
It is purposely structured to be episodic, with the three episodes focusing on Grief, Pain and Despair. It seems as if brute force wins in the end, because there is little recognition that Jesus saves, although there is mention of God and mention of Jesus.
ANTICHRIST may be the most horrific horror movie of all time. That said, it shows the stupidity of the rational humanism of our age. The triumph of humanism will not stop with Marxism, but it will lead to renewed paganism, and this movie is a stark example of the reality of paganism. If one thinks that it’s just the fertile imagination of Lars von Trier, they should pick up the newspaper, where every day similar horrific things are happening.
If the world had standards, this movie would be Triple X and banned. As it is, we are issuing our strongest warning not to see it, and to complain to the MPAA for allowing a movie like this to come to theaters near you.
This movie is an evil ode to the forces of Satan. There is no doubt that it is trying to expose that evil exists, even in our rational world, but it does so in a very cruel and pornographic way. If the world had standards, this movie would be Triple X and banned. As it is, we are issuing our strongest warning not to see it, and to complain to the MPAA for allowing a movie like this to come to theaters near you.