(2022, Danimarca, 291')
Back in 1994, the audience met the first chapter of a promising trilogy: The Kingdom, a film halfway between Lynchian thriller and the horrors of Belphegor. Three years later, the second chapter was released. This year, finally, the trilogy will be completed: Riget Exodus is the much-anticipated epilogue of a Swedish-Danish conflict that lasted too long. The hospital won’t stop keeping its secrets and Karen will try to give answer to the many unsolved mysteries. Sleepwalking, torture, deprivation, fantasies condense in a very philosophical matter where humour, comedy, and horror alternate and overlap.
Innovative, experimental, difficult – Lars von Trier is today one of the most influential writers and directors. A native of Denmark, his name is famous for TV and feature film successes like horror/comedy mini-series The Kingdom (1994) and film The Kingdom 2 (1997), followed by international successes The Element of Crime (1984), and Europa (1991), recognized at Cannes. Several other accolades are received thanks to Breaking the Waves (1996), Dancer in the Dark (2000), Melancholia (2011). A founder of the Dogme 95 movement, Trier also authored Antichrist (2009) and Nymphomaniac (2013).