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Director Lars von Trier Diagnosed With Parkinson’s Disease

Director Lars von Trier Diagnosed With Parkinson’s Disease

Famed director Lars von Trier has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.

Production company Zentropa announced the filmmaker’s diagnosis, as he continues to helm The Kingdom Exodus.

Lars is in “good spirits and is being treated for his symptoms”, Zentropa shared in a statement, via Variety, and he will take part in limited press events for the series when it’s released later this year.

The Kingdom Exodus will close out Lars’ television series, which first premiered in 1994 on Danish public broadcaster DR. The series follows the staff and patients of a neurosurgical ward in a Copenhagen hospital.

“The gate to the Kingdom is opening once more…” teases an official synopsis for the series.

The new season’s cast includes Mikael Persbrandt, Lars Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Tuva Novotny, with Alexander Skarsgård and David Dencik guest-starring.

Lars has previously directed films The House That Jack Built, Nymphomaniac, Melancholia, and Dogville.

He previously made headlines for his comments about Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler.

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