The House That Jack Built (2018)

Coming to Cinemas 7 March 2019

Cannes Palme d'Or winner Lars von Trier's psychological horror follows the development of a highly intelligent serial killer (Matt Dillon) over the course of 12 years.

We experience the story from Jack's point of view, while he postulates each murder is an artwork in itself. As the inevitable police intervention is drawing nearer, he is taking greater and greater risks in his attempt to create the ultimate artwork.


Directed by

  • Lars von Trier('Dancer in the Dark', 'Breaking the Waves', 'Dogville')

Written by



Rating: R18 Graphic violence, sadistic cruelty and sexual violence

Denmark, France, Germany, Sweden

Hollywood Reporter


The House That Jack Built is definitely something to see. But what's most surprising is that it's just as often inane as unsettling.

The Guardian (UK)


An ordeal of gruesomeness and tiresomeness that was every bit as exasperating as I had feared.

The Telegraph (UK)


Two and a half hours of self-reflexive torture porn with an entire McDonald's warehouse of chips on its shoulder, and a handful of genuinely provocative ideas which, exasperatingly, go nowhere much.

Variety (USA)


It's halfway between a subversive good movie and a stunt. It's designed to get under your skin, and does.

FilmInk (Australia)


It can happily sit among the ranks of extreme cinema like Cannibal Holocaust, Salo and A Serbian Film as movies very few people will be able to sit all the way through, much less enjoy.

TimeOut (London)


An empty provocation, The House That Jack Built aims for profundity but achieves only mild queasiness.

Heaven and Hell. The Tiger And The Lamb

The only real way to see how people view the world is through their art. So director Lars Von Trier is equally as terrifying as he is intriguing.