Melancholia

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Released 2011

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Director:
Lars von Trier
Released:
2011
Rating:
R
Kirsten Dunst plays a bride whose lavish wedding descends into chaos as a new planet called Melancholia is getting dangerously close to Earth. Kiefer Sutherland, Alexander Skarsgard and John Hurt also star.

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  • 100

    Los Angeles Times Betsy Sharkey

    Firmly rooted in the filmmaker's esoteric, frustrating, provoking, demanding narrative style, the movie is also amazingly romantic - lush, ripe, rich, delicious.

  • 100

    Variety

    For all the tyrannical disdain he's shown other filmmakers over the years, von Trier once again demonstrates a mastery of classical technique, extracting incredibly strong performa...

  • 90

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    Melancholia is emphatically not what anyone would call a feel-good movie, and yet it nonetheless leaves behind a glow of aesthetic satisfaction.

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