When von Trier talks about his work in film, you realize that the film school he saw a peculiar pleasure, and since then he feels his life - the pleasure of a violation of the rules and traditions. Still in his pictures are amazing and shooting shaky camera, and apparently impromptu remarks, and too natural sex, and frozen landscapes, from time to time, stopping the narrative.
The film "Breaking the Waves" (1996) opened his trilogy about the holy fool, foolish - women who sacrifice everything and newly holiness. Yang, a stranger in the Scottish community with severe temper after the accident, is paralyzed and asks his ingenious and pious wife Bess to sleep with other men and tell him about it - that leads her to the finals to be martyred.
The second part of "American" trilogy by Lars von Trier started "Dogville". Two months after described in "Dogville" events, Grace is on a plantation in Alabama, where the workers do not know that slavery was abolished 70 years ago.
This disc contains two works that have been newly recorded. And they are strange works indeed. During the late 1930s Prokofiev wrote three pieces based on works of Pushkin – incidental music for a production of Pushkin's play, Boris Godunov; incidental music for a stage production of his Eugene Onegin; and music for The Queen of Spades. The latter was never finished and never produced, largely because of a change in attitudes from Stalin's government about what art works should focus on. As for the 1950 oratorio 'On Guard for Peace', the less said the better. This is one of those god-awful patriotic oratorios that Stalin's apparatchiks ordered by the yard from the country's composers. This one extols Stalin and the Soviet state, and recalls the sacrifices of WWII. History notes and lyrics in Russian and English can be found in the booklet.
"Absolute opponent of any intellectual authority", the most famous and debated the director of Denmark - in the documentary film "Transformer - Portrait of Lars Von Trier. The creator of the project Stig Bjorkman more than two years followed on the heels of Lars von Trier: conversed with him face-to-face, take off, as creates Danish provocateur on the set and in the studio. The film also took part in the actors, cameramen, directors who have worked with Lars von Trier. "I am pleased to say that everything said or written about me - lie …", - this phrase begins the film on a tireless inventor Art - Hause. Intriguing, is not it?
The Kingdom (Danish title: Riget) is an eight-episode Danish television mini-series, created by Lars von Trier in 1994, and co-directed by Lars von Trier and Morten Arnfred. The series is set in the neurosurgical ward of Copenhagen's Rigshospitalet, the city and country's main hospital, nicknamed "Riget". "Riget" means "the realm" or "the kingdom" and leads one to think of "dodsriget", the realm of the dead. The show follows a number of characters, both staff and patients, as they encounter bizarre phenomena, both human and supernatural. The show is notable for its wry humor, its muted sepia colour scheme, and the appearance of a chorus of dishwashers with Down Syndrome who discuss in intimate detail the strange occurrences in the hospital.