Lars von Trier‘s new film, Antichrist, follows a husband (Willem Dafoe) and wife (Charlotte Gainsbourg) as they grieve their son’s death. What better way to endure the ultimate tragedy than to destroy both of your baby-making parts?
For those who don’t actually want to have to see this happen, New York Magazine has got the very, very graphic details of the scene in question—-appetite spoiler alert—- below:
After knocking him unconscious, Gainsbourg bores a hole in Dafoe’s leg with a hand drill and bolts him to a grindstone to keep him from escaping. Then, she quickly smashes his scrotum with some sort of blunt object (the moment of impact happens slightly below the frame). We don’t actually see his testicles become disengaged from this body, though it’s apparently implied. Next, she brings him to a climax with her hands and he ejaculates blood (yes, it’s shown). But that’s not all! Later, in an extreme closeup—lensed by Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle!—Gainsbourg cuts off her own clitoris with a pair of scissors.
So, as you might’ve guessed, Antichrist is one of those love-it-or-hate-it movies.
Hey, and I had no idea that men could ejaculate while they are unconscious*, and no longer have balls. Lars von Trier is a visionary.
* CORRECTION: Okay. I know full well that men can ejaculate while unconscious (Mom, my sheets need to be washed, no no don’t worry I’ll do it, etc.) I’m still iffy on the possibility of the unconscious-due-to-trauma-of-castration ejaculation, however.