Hours ahead of the world premiere Lars Von Trier’s The House That Jack Built, the first trailer for the film has been released and it’s a wild one. Opening with images of Matt Dillon smashing Uma Thurman’s face in with a car jack before weeping in the rain discussing his thoughts on art, heaven and hell.

The film takes place in 1970s USA following serial killer Jack, played by Dillon, and the murders that define his development in this field. Viewers experience the story from Jack’s point of view with each murder described as artwork. As the police close in, he takes more chances and also has revealing conversations about his personal condition with Verge, played by Downfall’s Bruno Ganz.

The film, which also stars Riley Keough, Siobhan Fallon and Sofie Gråbøl, is produced by Louise Vesth for Zentropa Group in co-production with Film i Väst, Copenhagen Film Fund, Slot Machine, with support from Danish Film Institute, Swedish Film Institute, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Centre National du Cinema et de l’image animée, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Eurimages, The Media Programme of the European Union, and in cooperation with DR, SVT. TrustNordisk handles international sales and is has already been picked up worldwide by buyers including IFC.

See for yourselves above.