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Watch Three New Clips From Lars Von Trier's THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT

Three clips from von Trier's controversial serial killer drama have emerged online.

Lars von Trier attracts controversy like a bag of week-old chicken bones attracts flies, and his latest, The House That Jack Built, is no different, causing hundreds to walk out of its Cannes premiere a few nights ago.

The film stars Matt Dillon as a 1970s serial killer with artistic pretensions, and many critics have claimed it's a case of von Trier acting out his fantasies on screen.

There's no UK/ROI release lined up yet so we'll have to wait some time to draw our own conclusions, but three clips have emerged online courtesy of Bloody Disgusting. Check them out below.

The official synopsis reads:

U.S.A. in the 1970s. We follow the highly intelligent Jack through 5 incidents and are introduced to the murders that define Jack’s development as a serial killer. We experience the story from Jack’s point of view. He views each murder as an artwork in itself, even though his dysfunction gives him problems in the outside world.

Despite the fact that the final and inevitable police intervention is drawing ever near (which both provokes and puts pressure on Jack) he is – contrary to all logic – set on taking greater and greater chances. The goal is the ultimate artwork: A collection of all his killings manifested in a House that he builds. Along the way we experience Jack’s descriptions of his personal condition, problems and thoughts through a recurring conversation with the unknown Verge – a grotesque mixture of sophistry mixed with an almost childlike self-pity and in-depth explanations of, for Jack, dangerous and difficult maneuvers.