An examination of the ingenuity and life-changing technology behind the 1950s inventions that launched drab, black-and-white post-war Britain into a Technicolor-drenched world of the future.
Runtime: 60 minutes
The House the 50s Built - The House That Jack Built (2018 film) - Netflix
The House That Jack Built is a 2018 psychological horror film written and directed by Lars von Trier, starring Matt Dillon in the title role of Jack. The story follows Jack, a serial killer, over the course of 12 years in the 1970s and 1980s in the U.S. state of Washington. Von Trier has described the film as celebrating “the idea that life is evil and soulless.” The film debuted at the Cannes Film Festival, marking von Trier's return to the festival after more than six years.
The House the 50s Built - Production - Netflix
Von Trier originally developed the idea as a television series, but in February 2016, he announced that it would be a film. After extensively researching serial killers, von Trier had a completed script by May 2016. International sales rights for the film belong to TrustNordisk with von Trier's Zentropa producing. Film i Väst is financing the film, and the Copenhagen Film Fund provided €1.08 million in production subsidies. The film is a co-production between France, Germany, Sweden, and Denmark. On 2 November 2016, von Trier announced that Matt Dillon would play the film's lead role. Announcements soon followed in February 2017 that Riley Keough and Sofie Gråbøl would also be joining the production with Uma Thurman's participation being announced the following month. Filming began in March 2017 in Bengtsfors, Sweden and was scheduled to finish filming in Denmark in May 2017. Von Trier split the filming into two parts to allow the opportunity for editing in between, something he has never done before. Complicated visual-effects work was scheduled to be completed after filming.
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