An excessively promiscuous woman (Charlotte Gainsbourg) spins a tale of her erotic past to a stranger (Stellan Skarsgård) who found her badly beaten and took her into his home. Nymphomaniac Volume 1 is a 2013 two-part drama art film written and directed by Lars von Trier. The film stars Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Stacy Martin, Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, Connie Nielsen, Jamie Bell, Uma Thurman, and Willem Dafoe. The film was originally supposed to be only one complete entry; but, because of its four-hour length, von Trier made the decision to split the project into two separate films. Nymphomaniac was an international co-production of Denmark, Belgium, France, and Germany.