1981 / d. Lars von Trier
ANTICHRIST, according to director von Trier, was created out of a simple desire to create a horror film. What resulted, however, is a fantastic, surreal, and devastating picture which burns itself into the pysche of anyone who witnesses it. Stellar performances by Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg, who star as a husband and wife who retreat to a remote cabin in the woods, in hopes of restoring peace to their minds and their marriage. Lurid, explicit, terrifying, sexual — words can scarcely prepare you for the sights that await you.