Willem Dafoe and Udo Kier rejoin with Lars von Trier in his upcoming project NYMPHOMANIAC, marking a completion of the international ensemble cast of over 60 and counting previously not announced names such as Jean-Marc Barr, Caroline Goodall, Kate Ashfield, Saskia Reeves, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Michaël Pas and Omar Shargawi.
Willem Dafoe reunites with Lars von Trier for the third time. Dafoe, nominated for an Academy Award® twice (SHADOW OF THE VAMPIRE, 2000; PLATOON, 1986), starred in Trier's ANTICHRIST (2009) and MANDERLAY (2005). Dafoe has also worked with directors such as Oliver Stone, Martin Scorsese, Alan Parker, David Cronenberg and Wes Anderson. Udo Kier is also familiar with Lars von Trier's work. Born in Cologne, Germany, Kier started working with Trier in 1988 in the film MEDEA and has since then starred in Trier's EUROPE (1991), BREAKING THE WAVES (1996), THE KINGDOM (1997), DOGVILLE (2003), MANDERLAY (2005) and MELANCHOLIA (2011).
Like many of his previous films, Lars von Trier´s newest film 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 Gilberg Cotton and many more.

NYMPHOMANIAC is the 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.