The House That Jack Built

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Title The House That Jack Built

Year 2018

Director Lars von Trier

GenreDrama, Crime, Horror

Top 15 Quotes of “The House That Jack Built” Movie

“Religion has ruined human beings, because your God teaches people to deny the tiger in themselves. Turns us all into a throng of slaves, too shameful to acknowledge it.”

Matt Dillon – Jack

“An artist must be cynical and not worry about the welfare of humans or Gods in his art.”

Matt Dillon – Jack

“- Jack: Verge?
– Verge: I’m here, Jack.
– Jack: I don’t feel so good Verge. There’s a sour taste in my mouth.
– Verge: You want me to show you the way to the next whisky bar?”

Matt Dillon – Jack
Bruno Ganz – Verge

“- Verge: Why are they always so stupid?
– Jack: Who’s stupid?
– Verge: All the women you killed, strike me as seriously unintelligent.
– Jack: I’ve also killed men.
– Verge: But you only talk about the stupid women. Unless you think all women are stupid.
– Jack: Well, the stories I’ve told were selected at random, but…
– Verge: You feel…”

Bruno Ganz – Verge
Matt Dillon – Jack

“- Jack: Women are easier, not physically, they’re just easier to work with. More cooperative.
– Verge: To kill, you mean?
– Jack: If you like. Mr. Sophistication believes in that theory.
– Verge: So… Mr. Sophistication is the theoretician?”

Matt Dillon – Jack
Bruno Ganz – Verge

“I’ve just committed a murder. I feel strong and content. I start to walk, and the shadow in front of me grows bigger, like my pleasure. But at the same time, pain is on its way, represented by the shadow behind me from the next lamp post. And at the midpoint between the lamp posts, the pain is so great it outweighs my pleasure. And with every…”

Matt Dillon – Jack

– Simple: Why do you always have to be so cruel? I’m not completely stupid.
– Jack: That fucking depends on your definition of “completely”.

Riley Keough – Simple
Matt Dillon – Jack

“Don’t look at the acts, look at the works.”

Matt Dillon – Jack

“All the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put Simple back together again.”

Matt Dillon – Jack

“If you feel like screaming, I definitely think that you should.” Matt Dillon – Jack

“- Jack: Are you allowed to speak along the way? I was thinking there might be rules.
– Verge: Let me put it this way: very few make it all the way without uttering a word. But do carry on merrily. Just don’t believe you’re going to tell me something I haven’t heard before.”

Matt Dillon – Jack
Bruno Ganz – Verge

“Why is it always the man’s fault? No matter where you go, it’s like you’re some sort of wandering guilty person without even having harmed a simple kitten. I actually get sad when I think about it. If one is so unfortunate as to have been born… male, then you’re also born guilty. Think of the injustice in that. Women are always the victims,…”

Matt Dillon – Jack

“The old cathedrals often have sublime artworks hidden away in the darkest corners for only God to see. The same goes for murder.”

Matt Dillon – Jack

“Some people claim that the atrocities we commit in our fiction are those inner desires which we cannot commit in our controlled civilization, so they’re expressed instead through our art. I don’t agree. I believe Heaven and Hell are one and the same. The soul belongs to Heaven and the body to Hell.”

Matt Dillon – Jack

“- Lady 1: This was maybe a mistake.
– Jack: What was maybe a mistake?
– Lady 1: Me getting in this car with you. You might as well be a serial killer. Sorry, but you do kind of look like one.”

Uma Thurman – Lady 1
Matt Dillon – Jack