This was reported by the Danish broadcaster DR, citing its production company Zentropa. As a result, the director (“Idiots”, “Antichrist”, “Melancholia”) is in a good mood despite the diagnosis. He is being treated for the symptoms but can continue working on the mini-horror series Riget Exodus as planned.
Von Trier, who owes his last name to the fact that his foster father’s ancestors once emigrated from the German city of Trier to Denmark, won the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 2000 for “Dancer in the Dark” starring Icelandic musician Björk. His international breakthrough came in 1994 with the TV series “Hospital der Geister” (Riget) and in 1996 with the multiple award-winning feature film “Breaking the Waves”.
The slowly progressing Parkinson’s disease causes cells in the brain that produce the neurotransmitter dopamine to die. This hinders the control of body movements and causes, among other things, the typical tremors of those affected.