On the night of her wedding, Justine is struggling to be happy even though it should be the happiest day of her life. It was an extravagant wedding paid for by her sister and brother-in-law who are trying to keep the bride and all the guests in-line. Meanwhile, Melancholia, a blue planet, is hurtling towards the Earth. Claire, Justine's sister, is struggling to maintain composure with fear of the impending disaster. Written by
The painting seen in the prologue is Pieter Breughel's Hunters in the Snow (1565). This painting also prominently features in Andrei Tarkovsky's Solaris. Lars von Trier often stated Tarkovskiy greatly inspires him. He even dedicated his previous film, Antichrist, to the Russian director. See more »
During the fly-by, Melancholia is shown to become apparently smaller by more than 5% (diameter) in 5 minutes, when traveling at a known speed. Calculation shows that it is roughly 5 earth radii away. It should have taken up large portions of the sky at this distance (more like what is shown at the end of the movie) and would have had catastrophic effects on the earth, even if only flying by. See more »
Yeah, you're good. You can back up a little more, if you want. I think you need the... I think you need that extra...
I don't think he can hear you.
Sir. Sir, can you hear me up there?
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Do you copy, sailor? He's in a different county, I think that's...
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