A few weeks ago, Lars von Trier teased all of us with a second clip to his upcoming two-part sex odyssey Nymphomaniac, which features Shia LaBeouf behaving like David Brent in The Office but only raunchier. Now the Danish provocateur has released the third chapter, entitled ‘Mrs. H.’, showcasing none other than Uma Thurman, who returns into the land of serious acting. Not since Kill Bill Vol. 2 this woman had a proper dramatic role, and that was nearly a decade ago. And judging by the still above, Uma is throwing some heavy acting chops in there. Let’s hope she’ll make us wipe out those memories of that Motherhood abomination she made in 2009.
In the role which I assume was originally slated for Nicole Kidman, who later dropped out due to scheduling conflicts, Thurman’s Mrs. H. is an implacable wife confronting her seedy husband and the titular nymphomaniac Joe in a place that she denounces as the “whoring bed” in front of her three wide-eyed children. In von Trier standards, this is pretty much fairy-tale stuff. I have a feeling that somewhere in the following chapters, there’ll be some dark, sadomasochistic genital mutilation circus going on. Anyway, whet your appetites now with the clip, before that dark shit happens.