Covering Australia and New Zealand, distributor Transmission Films has secured all rights to Lars von Trier´s NYMPHOMANIAC, which is to release in 2013.

Transmission Films had previously released Trier´s ANTICHRIST (2009) and when they ran the distribution arm Dendy, they distributed Trier´s DOGVILLE (2003). Of titles currently showing and to be released, their slate includes titles such as Andrea Arnold´s WUTHERING HEIGHTS (2011) and Michael Haneke´s Palme d´Or winner AMOUR (2012).

Managing directors Andrew Mackie and Richard Payten: "How could we not join Lars, Peter and our friends at Zentropa and TrustNordisk on this incredible project. Their work helps define our company. NYMPHOMANIAC is certain to be two of most anticipated films of 2013."

TrustNordisk will be preselling NYMPHOMANIAC at the AFM, which Head of Sales Susan Wendt and Sales Manager Nicolai Korsgaard attends from Oct. 31st - Nov. 06th.

Previously secured territories for NYMPHOMANIAC are France (Les Films du Losange), UK/Ireland (Artificial Eye), Benelux (Wildbunch), Greece/Cyprus (Seven Films), Germany/Austria (Concorde), CIS (Central Partnership), Czech Republic/Slovakia (AeroFilms), Ex-Yugoslavia (Cinemania Groupicon), Poland (Gutek Film), Estonia (Estin Film), Lithuania/Latvia (Acme Film), Romania (Independenta Films´97), Bulgaria (Art Fest Ltd.) and Brazil (California Films).

NYMPHOMANIAC includes an international ensemble cast now fully consisting of Charlotte Gainsbourg and Stellan Skarsgård along with Stacy Martin, Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, Christian Slater, Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe, Connie Nielsen, Mia Goth, Udo Kier, Jean-Marc Barr, Caroline Goodall, Kate Ashfield, Saskia Reeves, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Felicity Gilbert, Michaël Pas, Jesper Christensen, Jens Albinus, Nicolas Bro, Shanti Roney, Omar Shargawi, Tania Carlin, Severin von Hoensbroech, Peter Gilbert Cotton and many more.

The film is a wild and poetic story of a woman´s erotic journey from birth to the age of 50 as told by the main character, the self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, Joe (Gainsbourg). On a cold winter´s evening the old, charming bachelor, Seligman (Skarsgård), finds Joe beaten up in an alley. He brings her home to his flat where he cares for her wounds while asking her about her life. He listens intently as Joe over the next 8 chapters recounts the lushly branched-out and multi faceted story of her life, rich in associations and interjecting incidents.

NYMPHOMANIAC is produced by Louise Vesth for Zentropa Entertainments in co-production with Bettina Brokemper for Zentropa International Köln, Marianne Slot for Slot Machine and Bert Hamelinck for Caviar and with support from The Danish Film Institute, Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Eurimages, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Nordic Film & TV Fond, Belgian Tax Shelter and Flanders Audiovisual Fund and in cooperation with DR and Film i Väst and with participation from Arte, Canal+ and The West Danish Film Fund and with development support of the Media Programme. International sales is handled by TrustNordisk.