Nymphomaniac clip removed from Youtube for breaching rules on sex and nudity

The latest teaser trailer for Lars von Trier's explicit sex-odyssey film is taken down from video-sharing site

The latest teaser trailer for Lars von Trier's already much anticipated Nymphomaniac was briefly removed from Youtube earlier today, after apparently falling foul of the site's rules on nudity and sexual content.

The 57-second clip is the fifth such "appetizer" to be released on the film's official Youtube channel, and is apparently from Nymphomaniac's fifth "chapter", Little Organ School. (Previous chapter titles have been revealed as The Compleat Angler, Jerôme, Mrs. H and Delirium.)

The sequences that have appeared to have triggered the Youtube shutdown include a sex scene involving Shia LaBeouf and Stacy Martin (who plays the younger version of Charlotte Gainsbourg's central character, Joe), as well as scenes with Martin and an older man.

The split-screen clip also features more mysterious elements: Bach's chorale prelude for organ (the same piece repeatedly used in Andrei Tarkovski's Solaris), a leopard holding a smaller animal in its jaws, and a naked man walking against an Eadweard Muybridge-style backdrop.

The clip was later restored to Youtube, with a warning block.


Andrew Pulver

The GuardianTramp

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