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The Kingdom II

Opens on January 12

Director: Lars von Trier Run Time: 309 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1997 Language: Danish

Starring: Bodil Jørgensen, Ghita Nørby, Lars Mikkelsen, Mikael Persbrandt, Nicolas Bro, Søren Pilmark, Tuva Novotny, Udo Kier, Willem Dafoe

New Restoration!

Heads continue to roll in the sequel to Lars von Trier’s THE KINGDOM, where the hospital’s otherworldly forces have been manifesting among its staff and patients, including in its youngest: the newborn offspring of a demon-doctor (Udo Kier, in both roles). Effortlessly weaving a tapestry of bizarre plots, including a satanic cult, doctor masonry, malpractice victims, zombie poison, and a cancerous liver implant, Trier—who delivers a tuxedoed outro after each episode—ramps up the absurd humor behind the show’s ethereal and corporeal phenomena. The second installment takes twisted pleasure in exploring Denmark’s bureaucratic healthcare system and connecting it to humanity’s darkest impulses, building a masterpiece of horror-satire that is as brutally unnerving as it is hilarious. Restored from the original S16mm prints by Zentropa. – Film Society of Lincoln Center

In Danish and Swedish with English subtitles

Please note: There will be an intermission during the screening.

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