MelancholiaMay 26, 2011
Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with the Earth.
Release Year: 2011
Rating: 7.4/10 (39,130 voted)
Critic's Score: 80/100
Lars von Trier
Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland
On the night of her wedding, Justine is struggling to be happy even though it should be the happiest day of her life. It was an extravagant wedding paid for by her sister and brother-in-law who are trying to keep the bride and all the guests in-line. Meanwhile, Melancholia, a blue planet, is hurtling towards the Earth. Claire, Justine's sister, is struggling to maintain composure with fear of the impending disaster.
It will change everything.
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Release Date: 26 May 2011
Filming Locations: Tjolöholm Castle, Fjärås, Sweden
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: CZK 517,900
(29 May 2011)
(19 February 2012)
Did You Know?
John Everett Millais' painting 'Ophelia' and Pieter Breugel's 'The Land of Cockaigne' are referenced in the images of the movie. Moreover, both paintings can be seen in the art books that Justine uses to rearrange the book shelfs in the library.
Crew or equipment visible:
Justine is walking out onto the front field towards the golf course and lake at night. As she is looking up at the planet a crew person is seen walking between two hedges to the upper right.
Those bitches have locked themselves in their bathrooms and now they're taking a bath.
I've never seen anything so painfully familiar. Every move of Justine,
her every word echoes with the heartache of a melancholiac. And the
inability of the others to understand this pain, their inability to
feel it and understand – it only makes it more familiar to the ones
drowning in this mute slow-motion everyday despair. After watching this
movie I went home without saying a word, I sat down on my chair and sat
there silently for about an hour. I like Lars von Trier, I liked his
movies before, but this one was a headshot. In this one film Lars von
Trier succeeded to show all the ultimate emptiness of the everyday
rituals, the endless longing of a melancholiac and the unbearable
helplessness of this condition – like a bulletproof glass cocoon around
you, muting the sounds and making the colors dim. I vote "excellent",
'cause this film is closer to my heart than any other I've seen before.