This Is How the End of the World Begins

References to the Marquis de Sade, ‘Hamlet’ and the Bible abound in a film by Lars von Trier.

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with the title figure in the Marquis de Sade’s 1787 novel “Justine,” about a virtuous woman who endures a crucible of suffering and, after being reunited with her sister, Juliette, is fatally struck by lightning. Mr. von Trier has expressed interest in...

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