This is my first Von Trier film, and what's better than watch one on the big screen? Before I saw the movie i expected a totally different film whos like no other! And what did I get? Well, it didn't dissapoint, to be general.
The film's got a prologue, epilogue and the film is divide in acts. This is pretty cool, because it feels like you're in a theatre, but in fact you're really not. The film only got to main characeters, but this is also good, because you get a good realtionship to both of them and it's more easy to charaterize to people than thousands (metaphorically speaking). Both of the actors (Willem Dafoe & Charlotte Gainsbourg) plays really well. In fact i wpuld go so far as (almost) saying this could be "Academy Awards"-roles.
The atmosphere in the film is pretty fantastic as well. As it goes from bad to worse, like in real life. So this is pretty much a realistic film (even though the epilogue might not happen in real life xD). But it's not only the atmosphere that makes this a realistic film, but the camera angle is also very special, and very cool for this project. It feels like (for me) that someone is taping this in the real life and that this movie is documentary. For this film, it works! The Cinemtography must also be taking to consideration, because it was pretty fantastic. This can also be linked to why the atmosphere is so good too.
All in all this is one of my recommendation on what you should see this year or anytime soon. This was maybe my first Von Trier film, but it's surly ain't gonna be my last one!