Lars Von Trier's "Nymphomaniac Volume 2" does not stand on its own. The film picks up seamlessly right where the first part concluded, making it impossible for a first time viewer to completely decipher the story without watching its first part. That said, the second part of the Danish director's Magnus opus feels different than its overture.
The first film, which was filled with biting sarcasm and lightness often seemed at times to be playing with the subject matter and critiquing the prudish nature of society. The constant interruptions from Seligman (Stellan Skarsgaard) added to this fun, his digressions adding levity to at times harsh and morose material. Continue Reading