- Denmark / Sweden / France / Germany
- 2h 16min
- Directed by: Lars von Trier
- Written by: Lars von Trier
- Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland
A large rogue planet is to pass very close to Earth in a matter of days. Von Trier's unique take on the apocalypse thriller has the logic (or illogic) of a nightmare. A remarkable tale of astrophysics and the human psyche.
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Reviews & features
Melancholia21 Sep 2011
Lars von Trier's sci-fi drama features star turns from Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg
(15) 135min Melancholia is like the inversion of TS Elliot’s much quoted dictum. Is this how the world will end? With a bang not a whimper. Lars Von Trier’s curious, enigmatic and deterministic film seeks to equate the black dog of depression with an…
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