Apr 29, 2012 10:07AM

Charlotte Gainsbourg to Star in Lars von Trier's Porn-Drama

'Nymphomaniac' will trace the erotic life of a woman from age zero to 50.
Charlotte Gainsbourg in Lars von Trier's Melancholia (2011)

Charlotte Gainsbourg has agreed to star in a third Lars von Trier film, with filming to commence in Germany this summer. In Nymphomaniac, Charlotte will play a woman who recounts her sexual history to an older bachelor played by Stellan Skarsgård (father of Alexander — both starred in Melancholia). The film will trace her erotic life from age zero to 50.

Von Trier will shoot a hardcore and a less hardcore version and will also reportedly split the narrative over two separate films — with one documenting the character's early life and the other focussing on her adult life. 

We interviewed Charlotte for Oyster #98 and asked her what it was like filming with the neurotic and relentless Danish director:

"I’m just very proud to be in his work. I’m not trying to be modest about it … Antichrist and Melancholia are films that I'm very proud of because of his vision. I think it’s very rare for an actor to be close to filmmakers that are real artists, that don’t make lots of compromises."

Read more from Charlotte in our interview.
 

Emily Royal