Another day, another lascivious clip -- ahem, "appetizer" -- from "Nymphomaniac."
The latest marks the sixth that's emerged since June, in addition to character posters and a trailer. We've already seen Shia LaBeouf strip down for a graphic sex scene, and now Charlotte Gainsbourg is the subject of what looks like a lewd S&M-style tryst. Titled "Chapter 6: The Eastern and the Western Church (The Silent Duck)," the clip's synopsis offers this mysterious description:
The Eastern Church is often referred to as the Church of Joy, and the Western Church as the Church of Suffering.
Should you make a mental journey from Rome eastwards, you'll find that you move away from guilt and pain, and towards light and joy.
However, what Joe comes to learn is that pain and pleasure can be closer than you'd think.
The LaBeouf clip was removed from YouTube because of its graphic nature, which might explain why this one was posted to Vimeo instead. In it, Gainsbourg, whose character is named Joe, unwraps a racy gift and strips down so it can be put to use.
A cut-down version of "Nymphomaniac," directed by Lars von Trier ("Dogville," "Melancholia"), will premiere in Denmark on Dec. 25 before making its way to other countries in the early months of 2014. No U.S. release has been scheduled, but the full five-hour version is also supposed to hit theaters sometime next year.