This review of Lars von Trier’s series The Kingdom was originally published in DVD And Blu-ray Review.
Hands up if you hate Lars von Trier. Don’t feel guilty – if there’s one thing his career has shown, it’s that the Danish director thrives on negative attention, and he’s been cheerfully willing to fuel public dislike. His mortifying declaration of sympathy with Hitler at the Cannes festival Festival (there was some context, and it doesn’t make it any better) is only the most outrageous outcrop of a career in aggravation. Continue reading