In "Nymphomaniac: Vol. II" Jo continues to tell the story of her life (Vol. I reviewed here, no spoilers driveby). The plot gets darker and much more violent: Less fun, more pain. Her manical sex drive leads here into a personal downdrift including a pathetic ménage à trois with two African males, professional sadomasochism, illegal debt collecting and more. Because the story is told as a dialogue it has a lot of room for discourses about different sex-related subjects like religion (the differences between the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church).
William Dafoe, one of my favorite actors, has a short but striking part, I also enjoyed a cameo of Udo Kier and was impressed by the performance given by the newcomer Mia Goth.
Like part one the film is a kaleidoscope of different parts, some are funny, others are shocking & depressing. It has again a lot of explicit sex scenes. The complete movie (Vol. I& II) may be a parable about the depths of sex. "Nymphomaniac" is a very academical, but also realistic looking study about the philosophy & psychology of sex - a movie people will talk about many years.