MELANCHOLIA

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MELANCHOLIA

Lars von Trier
DK/S/F/D, 2011
Fiction, 135min, OmdU

MELANCHOLIA

Lars von Trier
DK/S/F/D, 2011
Fiction, 135min, OmdU

Cast: 
Kirsten Dunst
Justine
Alexander Skarsgård
Michael
Charlotte Gainsbourg
Claire
Kiefer Sutherland
John
Stellan Skarsgård
Jack
Charlotte Rampling
Gaby
John Hurt
Dexter
Udo Kier
Hochzeitsarrangeur
Screenplay: 
Lars von Trier
Sound: 
Kristian Eidnes Andersen
Camera: 
Manuel Alberto Claro
Editor: 
Molly Malene Stensgaard
Decoration: 
Jette Lehmann
Costume: 
Manon Rasmussen

Production: 
Zentropa Entertainments 27, Memfis Film International, Zentropa International Sweden, Slot Machine, Liberator Production, Arte France Cinéma, Zentropa International Köln
World Sales: 
TrustNordisk
Distribution in Austria: 
Filmladen Filmverleih
Format: 
35 mm
Color

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)