Lars von Trier Overview

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Born: April 30, 1956

"A film should be like a rock in the shoe." Born in Copenhagen, Lars von Trier’s fascination with film began when he was 15, making super 8 and 16mm films. He then studied film at the Danish Film School and directed over 40 commercials before attracting international attention with his very first feature, The Element of Crime (1984). Described by von Triers as "latter day film noir," the film won prizes at Cannes, Chicago and Mannheim. His subsequent feature Epidemic (1988) was also... See All

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