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The House That Jack Built


Matt Dillon, Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Siobhan Fallon Hogan View All


Lars von Trier (Director), Lars von Trier (Writer) View All

Release: Oct. 4th, 2018
Runtime: 2 hours, 31 minutes
Failed architect, engineer and vicious murderer Jack narrates the details of some of his most elaborately orchestrated crimes, each of them a towering piece of art that defines his life's work as a serial killer for twelve years.
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I'd like to think that The House That Jack Built is basically von Trier's provocative joke that's meant to trigger and offend (and I'm not saying that's a bad thing).
While, yes, ostensibly a horror film about a compulsive serial killer, a lot of runtime is spent with Jack's musings about the nature of art, while Verge casually bats back at a few of the more obvious flaws in his argument.