Melancholia (2011)

Genre:  Drama, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Thriller
Running Time:  130 min.
Release Date: November 11, 2011 (limited)
DVD: March 13, 2012

Current rating: Rating: 2.25
based on 162 votes and 38 reviews
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Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Alexander Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling, John Hurt, Stellan Skarsgård


Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Michael (Alexander Skarsgård) are celebrating their marriage at a sumptuous party in the home of her sister Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and brother-in-law John (Kiefer Sutherland). Despite Claire's best efforts, the wedding is a fiasco, with family tensions mounting and relationships fraying. Meanwhile, a planet called Melancholia is heading directly towards Earth...

Director: Lars von Trier
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Meta Louise Foldager, Louise Vesth
Screenplay: Lars von Trier
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  • 1 star "horrible!!"
  • 1 star "watching the first 30 minutes was painfully slow and depressing. thank god for the hotness of alexander skarsgard!"
  • 5 stars "only a great film like this can garnish reviews from two opposite sides of the spectrum, which makes it a brilliant film.. its obviously only appealing to a specific type of mind. its not for everyone.. which makes me conclude that in mankind .. there are retards and thinkers."