Danish director Lars Von Trier is well known for his controversial films and his equally controversial statements.
As far as the Cannes Film Festival is concerned, Trier has given the audience a tough time watching his films over the years and this time was no different. However, when the final credits rolled, von Trier received a standing ovation that lasted several minutes. But then I found out I was actually a Nazi.
Initially, the Director planned to shoot a TV series, but later "the House that Jack built" turned into a feature film.
We experience the story from Jack's point of view.
The drama stars Matt Dillon as a prolific serial killer who slaughters women and children and, in a flashback that has perhaps caused the most consternation, cuts the foot off a duckling.
The walkout at Cannes has horror fans counting down until the release date of The House That Jack Built. Or is The House That Jack Built really so horrific?
Spanning the course of 12 years, The House That Jack Built shows the murders that made Jack the terrifying killer he is.
The critics and attendees responding to The House That Jack Built exhibited numerous typical scandalized responses to movies, including haughty high dudgeon ("he mutilates children... we are all there in formal dress expected to watch it?"), assignations of moral culpability, declarations that some depictions of violence become "not art", and projection against a theoretical "filmbro" dumb enough to like it.
The House That Jack Built is hardly the first Cannes premiere to prompt walkouts.
The House That Jack Built hasn't yet got a United Kingdom release date, but the film is scheduled to come out in Denmark on November 29, 2018. The House That Jack Built isn't even the first von Trier movie to be met with disgust: 2009's Antichrist was jeered throughout its runtime.
Dillon is convincingly sinister in the lead role, whether he's scrambling about, wickedly strangling and torturing women (played by Uma Thurman, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Sofie Gråbøl and Riley Keough), ineptly hiding bodies in a giant lock-up freezer, or hunting children and using them as playthings.
During his career, von Trier has earned more than 100 awards at film festivals around the world.
"I've never seen anything like this at a film festival", Variety's Ramin Setoodeh tweeted.