- 1 hr 40 min
In the artsy horror film Antichrist, a couple comes to terms with tragedy. The film is directed by controversial director Lars Von Trier. It has received mixed reviews from critics. Some have found it effectively unsettling. Others say that it's self-consciously provocative and unnecessarily obscure. A couple has sex in their Seattle, Washington apartment while their toddler son, Nic, climbs up to the bedroom window and falls to his death. The mother collapses at the funeral, and spends the next month in the hospital crippled with atypical grief. The father, a therapist, is skeptical of the psychiatric care she is receiving and takes it upon himself to treat her personally with psychotherapy. She reveals that her second greatest fear is nature, prompting him to try exposure therapy. They hike to their isolated cabin in a woods called Eden, where she spent time with Nic the previous summer while writing a thesis on gynocide. During the hike, he encounters a doe which shows no fear of him and has a stillborn fawn hanging halfway out of her. During sessions of psychotherapy, she becomes increasingly grief-stricken and manic, often demanding forceful sex. The area becomes increasingly sinister to the man; acorns rapidly pelt the metal roof, he wakes up with a hand covered in swollen ticks, and he finds a self-disemboweling fox that tells him "chaos reigns."