Fiction

MELANCHOLIA

Lars von Trier
DK, S, FRA, DEU 2011
135min
V'11

Justine and Michael are celebrating their marriage at a sumptuous wedding party in the home of her sister and brother-in-law. Meanwhile, the planet Melancholia is heading towards Earth.
I’d like to have a clash between what is romantic and grand and stylized and then some form of reality. The camera is handheld, for the most part. But the problem was that we had a magnificent castle in Sweden, and when you add a wedding with all the guests in gala and tux, it can hardly avoid becoming ... beautiful. Well, it’s hard to smuggle in a bit of ugliness. So I think the film is slightly on the edge of plastic. Here and there. Would you please write that? (Lars von Trier)

Credits
  • Kristian Eidnes Andersen
  • Lars von Trier
  • Manon Rasmussen
  • Manuel Alberto Claro
  • Jette Lehmann
  • Kirsten Dunst - Justine
  • Alexander Skarsgård - Michael
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg - Claire
  • Kiefer Sutherland - John
  • Stellan Skarsgård - Jack
  • Charlotte Rampling - Gaby
  • John Hurt - Dexter
  • Udo Kier - Hochzeitsarrangeur
  • Molly Malene Stensgaard
Zentropa Entertainments 27, Memfis Film International, Zentropa International Sweden, Slot Machine, Liberator Production, Arte France Cinéma, Zentropa International Köln

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35 mm
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