LARS VON TRIER GETS CUT
The coverage of Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac" journey from can to screen is a boggler. Take, for example, the latest reports that the controversial director has surrendered his final cut. It's a matter of hardcore and softcore.
Jensen says the cuts were purely for commercial reasons and not to eliminate any of the films' many explicit sex scenes. There were initially plans to release both a hard-core and soft-core version of Nymphomaniac but those plans have now been abandoned. Instead there will be just the hard-core version but distributors in individual countries can decide to blur whichever elements they find unacceptable. The Danish version will go out with all the explicit sex intact and in focus.