On the night of her wedding, Justine (Kirsten Dunst) 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 (Charlotte Gainsbourg), Justine's sister, is struggling to maintain composure with fear of the impending disaster.Written by
Writer and director Lars von Trier admitted to having written the script under heavy influence of alcohol and drugs. But he's said that about many of his films. See more »
One cannot view the same constellation (Scorpius) at the same location in the celestial sky from late evening to early morning due to the Earth's rotation. See more »
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This movie completely freaked me out. It was SO well done, but if you've ever suffered from serious depression it really gets under your skin.
People I know who watched this movie thought it was boring and didn't understand it. I understood it very well. I have never seen a better metaphor for depression, and the seductiveness of "giving in."
If you're very depressed, don't watch this movie alone.
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