There’s new artsy banner poster of The House That Jack Built, the upcoming drama horror movie written and directed by Lars Von Trier. It’s inspired from the 1822 painting “The Barque of Dante” aka “Dante and Virgil in Hell” by the French artist Eugène Delacroix. Take a look below
“The film takes place in 1970s USA. We follow the highly intelligent Jack (Matt Dillon) through 5 incidents and are introduced to the murders that define Jack’s development as a serial killer.
We experience the story from Jack’s point of view. He views each murder as an artwork in itself, even though his dysfunction gives him problems in the outside world. Despite the fact that the final and inevitable police intervention is drawing ever near (which both provokes and puts pressure on Jack) he is – contrary to all logic – set on taking greater and greater chances. Along the way we experience Jack’s descriptions of his personal condition, problems and thoughts through a recurring conversation with the unknown Verge – a grotesque mixture of sophistry mixed with an almost childlike self-pity and in-depth explanations of, for Jack, dangerous and difficult maneuvers.”
So Matt Dillon’s character is Dante and Bruno Ganz’s charatcer is Virgil, and they’re enjoying a boat ride over the Styx, a river that forms the boundary between the living and the Underworld.
Here’s the original painting:
The movie trailer of The House That Jack Built if you haven’t seen it yet:
No official US release date yet.