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Lars von Trier

Lars von Trier (born 1956 in Copenhagen, Denmark) is a Danish film director closely associated with the Dogme95 collective calling for a return to plausible stories in filmmaking and a move away from gimmickry.

von Trier films include:

Von Trier also directed The Kingdom[?] (Riget) and The Kingdom 2[?], a pair of miniseries for Danish television about a haunted hospital.

He added the "von" when his peers at film school nicknamed him "von Trier". Also reportedly added the "von" as an hommage to Erich von Stroheim[?].

Self-described in Interview magazine (June 1989) as "a melancholy Dane masturbating in the dark to images on the silver screen."

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