The Orchid Gardener (1978)

01/01/1978 (DK) 37m
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A young, mentally ill man, a visual artist in crisis Victor Marse (Lars von Trier) meets two nurses (Eliza and her girlfriend) during his stay in a sanatorium. These nurses are obvious lesbians. Victor lives with Eliza and her son. He imagines another woman when he is roaming at a coast. He pretends committing a suicide but Eliza does not react to it. Every moment, he stays in front of a blank canvas and thinks. Meanwhile he dresses into Nazi clothes or into women dresses, then he leaves to go to the cinema, and abuses and probably kills a small girl. His masochistic affair with Eliza lasts; he is close to shooting her with a gun but instead she takes out a whip. Victor goes along the streets then he lies naked in front of the canvas on which he has left his bloody fingerprints. After this he drives a funeral car to his work - he is employed in a garden where orchids are grown. Eliza is now the past and in the end, Victor might be dead as someone drives a cross into the ground.

  1. Lars von Trier

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Lars von Trier

    Lars von Trier

    Victor Morse

  2. Inger Hvidtfeldt

    Eliza

  3. Karen Oksbjerg

    Eliza's girlfriend

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The Orchid Gardener

Original Title Orchidégartneren

Status Released

Original Language English

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Content Score

50

Still needs a little work.

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