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Melancholia (18-May-2011)

Director: Lars von Trier

Writer: Lars von Trier

Producers: Meta Louise Foldager; Louise Vesth

Keywords: Sci-Fi

Two sisters' lives, emotional difficulties, and relationships with one another are examined within the frame of a rogue planet's impending collision with Earth.

ABSTRACT
Inspired by a real-life depressive episode affecting the director of the film, Melancholia follows Justine, a newlywed and disaffected advertising executive, as she visits sister Claire and her husband John at the family's estate to celebrate her marriage to a man named Michael. As Justine begins to sink further and further into the trenches of her severe depression, an apocalyptic event looms large on the horizon in the form of the appearance of a rogue planet and its impending collision with Earth, serving as a powerful companion to Justine's increasingly fatalist outlook on life.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Brady Corbet
Actor
17-Aug-1988   Thunderbirds
Kirsten Dunst
Actor
30-Apr-1982   Mary-Jane in Spider-Man
Charlotte Gainsbourg
Actor
21-Jul-1971   La Bûche
John Hurt
Actor
22-Jan-1940   Alien
Udo Kier
Actor
14-Oct-1944   Hans in My Own Private Idaho
Charlotte Rampling
Actor
5-Feb-1945   The Verdict
Alexander Skarsgård
Actor
25-Aug-1976   Eric Northman on True Blood
Stellan Skarsgård
Actor
13-Jun-1951   Breaking the Waves
Kiefer Sutherland
Actor
21-Dec-1966   24

CAST

Kirsten Dunst   ...   Justine
Charlotte Gainsbourg   ...   Claire
Alexander Skarsgård   ...   Michael
Brady Corbet   ...   Tim
Cameron Spurr   ...   Leo
Charlotte Rampling   ...   Gaby
Jesper Christensen   ...   Little Father
John Hurt   ...   Dexter
Stellan Skarsgård   ...   Jack
Udo Kier   ...   Wedding Planner
and
Kiefer Sutherland   ...   John
James Cagnard   ...   Michael's Father
Deborah Fronko   ...   Michael's Mother
Charlotta Miller   ...   Betty 1
Claire Miller   ...   Betty 2
Gary Whitaker   ...   Limo Driver
Katrine Acheche Sahlstrøm   ...   Girl with Guitar
Christian Geisnaes   ...   Wedding Photographer

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