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Lars von Trier

Lars von Trier ( born Lars Trier; 30 April 1956) is a Danish film director and screenwriter. He is closely associated with the Dogme 95 collective, although his own films have taken a variety of different approaches. He is known for his female-centric parables and his exploration of controversial subject matter. Von Trier began making his own films at the age of 11 after receiving a Super-8 camera as a gift, and his first publicly released film was an experimental short called The Orchid Gardener, in 1977. His first feature film came seven years later, The Element of Crime, in 1984. As of 2010, he has directed a further 10 feature films, 5 short films and 4 television productions. He has been married twice and is currently married to Bente Frøge. Von Trier suffers periodically from depression, as well as various fears and phobias, including an intense fear of flying. As he himself once put it, "Basically, I'm afraid of everything in life, except filmmaking". Description above from the Wikipedia article Lars von Trier, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Apr 30, 1956 In Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Nat, skat 1968-05-11
Latest Project:
Movie Arteholic 2014-10-16
Known For
Poster of Kaptajn Klyde og hans venner vender tilbage
Poster of Menthe - la bienheureuse
Poster of Hemmelig sommer
Poster of Nat, skat
Movie Arteholic 2014-10-16
Movie Trespassing Bergman Himself 2013-08-28
Movie Side by Side Himself 2012-08-19
Movie The Early Years: Erik Nietzsche Part 1 Narrator 2007-12-25
Movie To Each His Own Cinema 2007-05-19
Movie The Boss of It All Narrator 2006-09-21
Movie A Conversation with Lars von Trier about the Europe Trilogy Interviewee 2005-10-17
Movie From Dreyer to von Trier Himself 2005-06-12
Movie Dogville Confessions Himself 2004-06-27
Movie The Five Obstructions Himself - Obstructor / Lars von Trier 2003-11-07
Movie Von Trier's 100 Eyes Himself 2000-12-02
Movie The Name of This Film Is Dogme95 Himself 2000-11-01
Movie In Doctor von Trier's Laboratory: Back to the Magic of Cinema Himself 1998-01-01
Movie Tranceformer: A Portrait of Lars von Trier 1997-12-12
Movie The Kingdom Himself 1994-11-24
Movie Europa 1991-05-11
Movie Trier's Element Himself 1991-01-01
Movie Portrait of Lars von Trier Himself 1991-01-01
Movie Epidemic Himself / Dr. Mesmer 1987-09-11
Movie The Element of Crime Schmuck of Ages 1984-05-18
Movie Kaptajn Klyde og hans venner vender tilbage 1980-12-26
Movie Menthe - la bienheureuse 1979-01-01
Movie Hemmelig sommer Lars 1971-06-05
Movie Nat, skat 1968-05-11