• Melancholia (2011)


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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Its true subject is melancholia as a spiritual state, a destroyer of happiness that emerges from its hiding place behind the sun, just like the menacing planet, then holds the heroine, Justine, in its unyielding grip and gives Ms. Dunst the unlikely occasion for a dazzling performance. show more

  • 95
    Stephanie ZacharekMovieline

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

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Melancholia is a remarkable mood piece with visuals to die for (excuse the pun), and a performance from Dunst that runs the color spectrum of emotions. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com


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