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Lars Von Trier's Melancholia, a meditation on depression and the end of the world, stars Kirsten Dunst as an emotionally troubled newlywed named Justine, whose sister Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg) throws her a lavish wedding party. While her lack of emotional stability begins to take a toll on Justine's new marriage as well as the party -- and old wounds are exposed -- Claire's wealthy husband John (Kiefer Sutherland) also knows a great deal about a planet that is on a possible collision course with Earth, further muddying the waters. The second half of the movie focuses on Claire, who ends up taking her sister in after the marriage collapses, and also begins to fear that John is hiding apocalyptically bad news. John Hurt and Charlotte Rampling co-star. Melancholia screened at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/13/2012
UPC: 0876964004473
Original Release: 2011
Rating: R
Source: Magnolia
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:15:00
Sales rank: 16,657

Special Features

Closed Caption; About Melancholia; The Universe; The visual style; Visual effects; HDNet: A look at Melancholia; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kirsten Dunst Justine
Alexander Skarsgård Michael
Kiefer Sutherland John
Charlotte Gainsbourg Claire
John Hurt Dexter
Charlotte Rampling Gaby
Stellan Skarsgård Jack
Udo Kier Wedding Planner
Brady Corbet Tim
Jesper Christensen Little Father
Jim Cagnard Michael's Father
Deborah Fronko Michael's Mother
Charlotta Miller Betty 1
Claire Miller Betty 2
Erin Lee Sahlstrom Girl with Guitar
Christian Geisnæs Wedding Photographer
Cameron Spurr Actor

Technical Credits
Lars von Trier Director,Screenwriter
Manuel Alduy Co-producer
Kristian Eidnes Andersen Sound/Sound Designer
Bettina Brokemper Co-producer
Remi Burah Co-producer
Gunnar Carlsson Co-producer
Nathalie Coste Cerdan Co-producer
Manuel Alberto Claro Cinematographer
Jérôme Clément Co-producer
Madeleine Ekman Co-producer
Tomas Eskilsson Co-producer
Meta Louise Foldager Producer
Peter Garde Executive Producer
Linda Boije af Gennäs Makeup
Simone Grau Art Director
Laurent Hassid Co-producer
Peter Aalbæk Jensen Executive Producer
Lars Jönsson Co-producer
Dennis Knudsen Makeup
Lone Korslund Co-producer
Katarina Krave Co-producer
Pascal Laurent Co-producer
Jette Lehmann Production Designer
Manon Rasmussen Costumes/Costume Designer
Anders Refn Asst. Director
Michel Reilhac Co-producer
Andre Rigaut Sound Mixer
Marianne Slot Co-producer
Molly Malene Stensgaard Editor
Louise Vesthe Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Melancholia
1. Space and Time [8:31]
2. Part One: Justine [7:28]
3. Wedding Toasts [9:08]
4. Trudging Through This [9:43]
5. Never Say You're Sorry [8:32]
6. I Smile and I Smile [8:17]
7. Sit With Me for a Little While [9:24]
8. What Did You Expect? [7:42]
9. Part Two: Claire [6:47]
10. The Path of Melancholia [9:16]
11. Dance of Death [7:31]
12. Life on Earth Is Evil [1:01]
13. Just Breathe [9:17]
14. Where Are You Going? [7:53]
15. Beethoven's Ninth [8:47]
16. End Credits [9:55]

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Melancholia 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
steveforbertfan More than 1 year ago
AT first I was confused? if that is the right word, just watching this visually stunning film wondering where it was going...then Part 2 and BANG. A mesmerizing view of relationships and our love of life. Don't read the review RobbieBobby44, he gives the main elements of the film away. By the end I was moved to tears and overwhelmed with the beauty of this film.
RobbieBobby44 More than 1 year ago
I thought this was an extraordinary piece of cinema. Much of it is visual poetry, with no explanation needed. I was so spellbound by it that I didn't realize the planet couldn't always be in view of the main characters because the earth HAS to rotate or all sorts of cataclysmic things would be happening before the end of the film, but then there's also the intriguing and unflinching look at personal states of depression. The metaphorical drama really had me interested, along with the sisters' reversed roles in the two halves of the narrative: Justine's a wreck while Claire manages to control her anger and bitterness, then Claire falls apart while Justine quietly accepts things as they are, though not without the occasional blunt statement. I'm extremely picky about what films I buy, but I'll be purchasing this one soon!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago