An upcoming disaster drama film written and directed by controversial Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier (Antichrist). It stars Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling, John Hurt, Alexander Skarsgard, Stellan Skarsgard and Udo Kier.
The film premiered in May 2011 at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, where its press conference gained notoriety when the director made jokes about Hitler and Nazis, which eventually made the festival declare him “persona non grata”. Dunst received the Cannes Film Festival’s Best Actress Award for her performance.
In this beautiful movie about the end of the world, 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…
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