The House That Jack Built

The House That Jack Built

  • Director: Lars von Trier
  • Writer: Lars von Trier,Jenle Hallund
  • Countries of origin: Denmark, France, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Tunisia
  • Language: English, German, Italian
  • Release date: October 17, 2018
  • Sound mix: Dolby Digital
  • Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
  • Also known as: Jek qurgan uy
  • "The House That Jack Built" is a horror thriller directed by Lars von Trier , starring Matthew Raymond Dillon  . It was released in Denmark on November 29, 2018.
    The film tells the story of how Jack, a high IQ serial killer who committed a murder in Washington in the 1970s, completed his serial murder under the police chase.


    • Release date October 17, 2018
    • Filming locations Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Production companies Zentropa Entertainments, Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image, Copenhagen Film Fund

    Box office


    €8,700,000 (estimated)

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    Movie reviews

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    • By Alexys 2022-06-29 22:55:20

      The House That Jack Built: Impeccable Integrity

      Four stars give the film language a unique form of expression, originality, and impeccable integrity.

      After reading it, there was an incomparable peace in the face of a piece of ash. The House That Jack Built What kind of house did Jack build? What kind of zenith (solution, zenith) is he looking for? What kind of beauty/eternity in an instant is the approaching/pursuing in his consciousness? I have my understanding of the absurdity of his life.

      In Jack's world, life, love, and...

    • By Arielle 2022-04-24 07:01:16

      Von Trier as an architect and his impossibility

      Even without cognitive film theory, film is not just what is happening on the screen. The film integrates the perception of expression and the expression of perception (Sobchack, 1992), and the viewer is involved. So my reviews inevitably lead to the very personal aspects of watching a movie. I was watching in Copenhagen, and the companion was P.

      In fact, only ten minutes after the opening, I realized the absolute existence of Von Trier: the mistress of the second incident asked Jack's...

    • By Cathryn 2022-04-24 07:01:16

      Interactive N Negative--The house that Jack built

      Interactive N Negative--The house that Jack built

      At the beginning of the story, when the car is driving on a desolate highway, although there is no torrential rain and no disturbingly fast swinging wipers, the ghost will remind people of Hitchcock's "Psycho". Perhaps it was the chatter of the woman, or the repeated cuts and turns of the camera, which made people outside the play wonder with interest at what moment such inner anxiety and irritability would rush out of his hands....

    • By Dillon 2022-04-24 07:01:16

      Building pure white humanity out of corpses

      Russ didn't create evil, he just described the instincts that exist naturally in human nature after removing moral and emotional constraints.

      People who give this movie low marks either don't get used to Lars' narcissism or abstract movies or are brainwashed by so-called political correctness.

      I still understand this film as a deconstruction of human nature. From the very beginning, the protagonist was tortured by an old woman and finally couldn’t bear to smash her to death with...

    • By Monica 2022-04-24 07:01:16

      after watching

      I didn't have any previous works by drawing Von Trier, and I watched this film without any notice. I watched it about five times separately. If you want to watch this film, you must be in a good mood. Go watch it, or you're sure to screw up your day.

      The film is divided into five perverted murder stories plus a killing addiction story similar to the postscript. It started through a dialogue between the male protagonist and an old man, but the old man just spoke with a voice-over, and...

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    • By Cleora 2023-01-30 10:16:30

      [Busan Film Festival Screening] Midnight Passion Screening of the third film. It was shown at 4 in the morning, and I was basically stunned to watch it. Crazy hoof really is not amazing. The murder process of a perverted serial killer with severe cleanliness obsessive-compulsive disorder. Animal cruelty, child killing, breast cutting, corpse cruelty... Basically all the scenes that mainstream big directors can't avoid and are politically incorrect are all filmed. Not only does it have...

    • By Mavis 2022-12-11 15:54:07

      Not profound and does not reflect any level. Lars Von Trier is purely a narcissist psychopath. For those who have no talent, desecrating art may be the easiest way to attract publicity. Cult is Cult, and there is no need to think about it. A dissertation can be called a philosophical critique that is not cut out of artistic images and a bit of a mystique. This is a stigma against art and...

    • By Leanne 2022-11-09 12:29:39

      It's a meta-movie in a way! ? Last year my mother had this room this year. In the end, the old man, I automatically put in Anthony Hopkins, I don't know if Lars von Trier has seen...

    • By Johathan 2022-10-04 11:44:43

      It's boring, stinky and long, full of smugness and cruelty, full of pseudo-intellectual smugness and poor...

    • By Carolyne 2022-09-29 05:26:13

      Good! No discomfort (maybe already used to the killing in movies), just don't know how those viewers who used to praise Lars von Trier films - including me, I also liked his " Dogtown and a movie or two, but how many people can understand and forgive the serial killer in the story? Von Trier has been caught in a vortex of catharsis, obsessed with showing heinous acts, and his film has turned into a kind of alternative violence--to say the least--even with passages praising the Nazis To take...

    Movie plot

    Jack ( played by Matthew Raymond Dillon ) is a serial killer and an obsessive-compulsive disorder patient. He will stay at the crime scene and repeatedly determine whether there are blood stains in each place. At the same time, he was a well-trained engineer, but his limited vision hindered his efforts to build his own house. In a conversation with a mysterious stranger, he confessed to some of the most serious murders he had...
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    Neutral evaluation

    The film is not as scary as imagined. The main body of the film is not a display of violent spectacles, but a dialogue between the killer Jack and the mysterious elder Virgil. Many of Jack's remarks in the film are actually defending the director's perverse behavior. If you don't like the director's overly self-indulgent character, you won't like this movie. Even if it is self-indulgent, the film still explores a question worth...
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    Negative comment

    Lars von Trier came up with a boring, creepy idea   . ("Guardian" review)
    Like his most paranoid and painful work, Jack is buried by the ideas of its creator. Maybe he got catharsis through this work, but this film is only occasionally valuable to other people   . (Comment by "Daily Telegraph")
    The savage colors are scattered throughout the film. In the two and a half hours, Lars von Trier likes to repeat long and tirelessly detailed...
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    Movie quotes

    • Jack: The old cathedrals often have sublime artworks hidden away in the darkest corners for only God to see. The same goes for murder.

    • Jack: Some people claim that the atrocities we commit in our fiction are those inner desires which we cannot commit in our controlled civilization, so they're expressed instead through our art. I don't agree. I believe Heaven and Hell are one and the same. The soul belongs to Heaven and the body to Hell.

    • Jack: [to Simple] If you feel like screaming, I definitely think that you should.