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Melancholia (2011) Movie Information

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Lars von Trier


Kirsten Dunst
Charlotte Gainsbourg
Kiefer Sutherland
Charlotte Rampling
John Hurt
Alexander Skarsgård





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As a new planet appears and threatens to collide with earth, two sisters find their fractured relationship stretched to the breaking point. -- Chris Kavan

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Bor 12/15/2014 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

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This is absolutely one of THE worst movies I've ever seen. Boring as shit, no plot, no story, nothing. I literally fell sleep (no joke) and woke up and still nothing had happened and I didn't miss a thing. I was actually thinking when does this nightmare of a movie will end. I was looking forward to the credits! Do not waste your time on this BS of a movie. The only reason I chose to see this movie was because I watched Nymphomaniac (also by the same director/writer) and I was curious about this one. Although the Nymphomaniac movie wasn't all that great either. I would give it a zero star, but I cant!

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Daniel Corleone 06/11/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Uninteresting characters, almost non-existent character development and nudity for no reason from a known artist spells disaster. You have two parts of the film about 2 sisters and a planet hitting the earth. You have artists whispering in dialogues, camera angles that bores you and a single location without any outside intervention despite the crisis that is occurring. This is a waste of time in all aspects, Melancholia is a sad film which shows troubled figures and a huge planet coming your way.

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Chris Kavan 06/05/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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As the title suggests, this is not a feel-good film - when your movie begins with the end (literally - the end of the world), you know you're in for something downright depressing. And so it is - I did think the characters were good, even if the movie was somewhat slow. Interesting concept - so-so delivery.

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Snoogans 04/22/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I wanted to like this film, but I had some of the same problems as I did with 'The Tree of Life'. It felt a little boring and self important at times and I never connected emotionally with the film, except that it literally made me depressed. That's not the experience I want out of a film. The slow and depressive state takes away from any theme or message the movie was possibly containing. As for positives, I will say that the film looks visually great and the performances are as good as you would expect. This is one film that will have a very narrow audience and an even smaller amount of appreciators.

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12/01/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I freaking hate hand held cameras in movies, they so annoying and the beginning of this movie give me another great reason to hate them.

The story to Melancholia is about a new planet appears and threatens to collide with earth, two sisters find their fractured relationship stretched to the breaking point.

The director of this movie Lars von Trier, has been well known for making movies that critic's are mostly split about and he he's also well known for being kicked out of film festivals. Watching Lars Von Trier movies is like a back and forward relationship to me, like at times I will fall in love with his style and find his directing skills kinda neat, but at other times he water downs and drags the film along and will say to myself, "Why did you do that?". I'm not the...

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01/31/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Melancholia" by Yojimbo

Science fiction by its very nature is taking a scientific theory, extrapolating it into a fictional conceit and examining its impact on society and the human psyche; in this sense Melancholia is pure science fiction. But while most film makers (mentioning no names...) examine the impact of a bug-eyed monster invasion on the lives of American meat-heads with big guns, wise cracking computer nerds and Maxim cover girls, Lars Von Trier instead uses the idea of the apocalypse to examine the nature of anxiety and depression. The story is split into two parts; the first features Kirsten Dunst's newly wed suffering under the burden of crippling depression on her wedding night, the second featuring her sister whose fear for the life and welfare of her son escalates as Melancholia approaches. As w...

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