Antichrist trailer online
The trailer for Lars von Trier's Antichrist has arrived online, and it looks as confusing as it does creepy and stylish. There is a short blurb to go along with the film, and although it doesn't give us much to go on, matching it with the trailer and title brings some obvious conclusions.
The trailer looks pretty interesting, very unsettling, and extremely creepy, and this time Willem Dafoe may not be the protagonist. Of course that may not be the case when you see the actual film.
The blurb for Antichrist goes something like this:
“A grieving couple retreats to their cabin 'Eden' in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.”
Willem Dafoe's voice over kicks in from the opening moments of the trailer, and while it's supposed to be calm and relaxing, I find it starts setting me on edge immediately.
The random shots of nature turning against his wife, played by Charlotte Gainsbourg, are really unnerving and help build the tension, but the closing sequences of panic and screaming are more confusing than anything. However that closing shot is a cool one, and boy is Dafoe in shape!
Watching the trailer does give you some thought about the film, a film called Antichrist and showing a woman whom nature is apparently turning against. Could she be the Antichrist and not know it but nature does? Could her husband be the title figure and making her feel as though she's the target?
I don't know, but the former sounds closer to the truth based on the trailer below. See what you think.