Animal rights organisation PETA is pleased with the Danish director Lars von Trier. The House that Jack built, the new film from the controversial Danish filmmaker, went out last week premiered at the Cannes film festival.
The film tells about the life of a serial killer, played by Matt Dillon. Dozens of people walked out of the room during various horrible scenes. But the violent reactions aroused a clip in which killer Jack the legs of a duckling bobbing.
Peta received countless angry phone calls about the scene and asked that the duck really was abused. This turned out not to be the case, reports The Hollywood Reporter. “Peta has the issue verified,” says the organization in a statement. “But the leg of the animal was made of ‘movie magic’ and silicone.” The scene is a flashback to the childhood of the main character, Jack. Already at an early stage in his life it was clear that the boy is a total cut was, says Von Trier in the film.
The House that Jack built later this year in the Dutch cinemas. The Cannes festival is Saturday night ended with the awarding of the Golden Palm. Von Trier is, incidentally, no chance of winning the prize; he turned, with his film out of the competition.
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