Early reports on Lars von Trier’s latest, Antichrist, are now actually terrifying. “Not for the squeamish!” cautioned Sara Vilkomerson in her New York Film Festival preview; “another loathsome barf job,” said Rex Reed after he saw it in Toronto. Mr. Reed’s summary: “pickle-faced Charlotte Gainsbourg, who always looks embalmed, prunes away her genitalia with garden shears.”
And Friday’s Lincoln Center screening seems to have precipitated a medical emergency. Page Six quotes a report from TheLostBoy.com’s Peter Kneget:
A man in the audience had a seizure while a scene was unfolding in which Charlotte Gainsbourg tortures the dangly bits of‘s character. “People starting screaming, ‘Call an ambulance!’ ‘Call 911,’ including the familiar voice of actress Lili Taylor.”
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