• Melancholia (2011)

Melancholia

Release Date: November 11th, 2011

DVD Release Date: March 13th, 2012

R |2 hr 15 min

Plot Summary

As a planet hurtles toward a collision course with Earth, two sisters (Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg) cope with the approaching doomsday in different ways.

Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alexander Skarsgård, Brady Corbet, Cameron Spurr, Charlotte Rampling, Jesper Christensen, John Hurt

Director: Lars von Trier

Genres: Science Fiction , Drama

Production Co: Canal+, Memfis Film & Television [se], Nordisk Film

Keywords: 2010s, Husband, Brooding, Sister, Friend, Intense, Emotional, Sacrifice, Love

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Rene RodriguezMiami Herald

    Leave it to von Trier to conceive an intergalactic sci-fi metaphor for a psychological disorder – and then make it work so astonishingly well. show more

  • 88
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    Von Trier draws us inexorably into the web of these characters. He loses us in a dream of his own devising. That's filmmaking. Now if he'd only learn to shut up at press conferences. show more

  • 95
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

    The actresses' performances intertwine beautifully, like twin climbing vines vying for the attention of the sun. show more

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Awards

Winner Best Danish Film
Robert Award (2012)
Winner Best Supporting Actress
Robert Award (2012)
Winner Best Original Screenplay
Robert Award (2012)
Winner Best Actress in a Leading Role
Robert Award (2012)
Winner Best Danish Film
Bodil Awards (2012)
Winner Best Director
Robert Award (2012)