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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".

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Apr 30, 1956 In Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Grimme-Preis-Verleihung 1964-01-16
Latest Project:
Movie The Idiots Who Started The Party 2020-10-13
Known For
Poster of The Idiots Who Started The Party
Poster of Side by Side
Poster of Clandestine Summer
Poster of Grimme-Preis-Verleihung
Movie The Idiots Who Started The Party Himself 2020-10-13
Movie Bergman: A Year in a Life Himself 2018-07-12
Movie Living the Light: Robby Muller Self 2018-09-20
Movie Arteholic Unknown 2014-10-16
Movie Trespassing Bergman Himself 2013-08-28
Movie Side by Side Self 2012-08-19
Movie The Story of Film: An Odyssey Self 2011-09-03
Movie Ernst-Hugo Self 2008-12-28
Movie To Each His Own Cinema Unknown 2007-10-31
Movie The Early Years: Erik Nietzsche Part 1 Narrator 2007-12-25
Movie The Boss of It All Narrator 2006-09-21
Movie Looking Back At The Idiots Unknown 2005-04-28
Movie A Conversation with Lars von Trier Interviewee 2005-10-17
Movie Dogville Confessions Himself 2004-06-27
Movie The Purified Himself 2003-01-17
Movie The Five Obstructions Himself - Obstructor / Lars von Trier 2003-11-07
Movie Wag the Dogma 2001-06-11
Movie 100 Cameras: Capturing Lars von Trier's Vision Unknown 2000-01-01
Movie FreeDogme himself 2000-01-01
Movie The Exhibited Unknown 2000-03-13
Movie The Name of This Film Is Dogme95 Himself 2000-11-01
Movie Von Trier's 100 Eyes Himself 2000-12-02
Movie The Humiliated Unknown 1999-06-07
Movie In Doctor von Trier's Laboratory: Back to the Magic of Cinema Himself 1998-01-01
Movie The Idiots Interviewer (voice) 1998-04-28
Movie The Kingdom II Himself 1997-11-01
Movie Tranceformer: A Portrait of Lars von Trier Unknown 1997-12-12
Movie The Kingdom Himself 1994-11-23
Movie Trier's Element Himself 1991-01-01
Movie Portrait of Lars von Trier Himself 1991-01-01
Movie Europa Jew 1991-06-27
Movie The Making of Europa Interviewee 1991-12-31
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: The Benefactor Unknown 1979-01-01
Movie The Orchid Gardener Victor Morse 1978-01-01
Series Clandestine Summer Lars 1969-06-01
Movie Good Night, Dear Unknown 1968-05-11
Series Grimme-Preis-Verleihung himself 1964-01-16