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Lars von Trier

Lars von Trier at Cannes in 2000
Born Lars Trier
30 April 1956 (1956-04-30) (age 63)
Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
Occupation Film director and screenwriter
Influenced by Andrei Tarkovsky, Carl Theodore Dreyer, Ingmar Bergman, Stanley Kubrick, Douglas Sirk, David Lynch, Jørgen Leth, Erich von Stroheim, Josef von Sternberg, Bertolt Brecht
Spouse Cæcilia Holbek (m. 1987-1995)[1]
Bente Frøge (m. 1997-present)

Lars von Trier (b. 30 April 1956) is a Danish movie director. He has won many prizes. These include the Palme d'Or, the Grand Prix, and the Prix du Jury at the Cannes Film Festival. Some of his movies are controversial, such as Antichrist. His newest film, Nymphomaniac, is due to be released on December 25, 2013 in Denmark.


  1. Lumholdt, Jan (2003). Lars von Trier: interviews. Univ. Press of Mississippi. pp. 22–23. ISBN 9781578065325 . Retrieved 14 October 2010.