In the latest NSFW Nymphomaniac teaser from Lars von Trier, titled Chapter 6: The Eastern and the Western Church (The Silent Duck), Charlotte Gainsbourg’s self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, Joe (referred to as “Fido” here), receives a gift. A description enclosed with the clip explains more about the movie’s cryptic title:
“The Eastern Church is often referred to as the Church of Joy, and the Western Church as the Church of Suffering. Should you make a mental journey from Rome eastwards, you’ll find that you move away from guilt and pain, and towards light and joy. However, what Joe comes to learn is that pain and pleasure can be closer than you’d think.”
Based on this prezzie, Von Trier would make the best or worst “secret Santa” ever — depending on your tolerance for pain.