There’s really no disputing the talent of Lars Von Trier. His work is so expansive that surely everyone can find one of his films that they’ve liked. For me, nothing has packed the emotional punch of Dogville … but his latest, Melancholia, is looking like it has lots and lots of potential.
Melancholia stars John Hurt, Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg (Antichrist), Kiefer Sutherland (Lost Boys, Mirrors), Charlotte Rampling (Angel Heart), Alexander Skarsgard (“True Blood”), Stellan Skarsgard (Exorcist: The Beginning), and Udo Kier (Suspiria).
The film’s title refers to Planet Melancholia, an enormous planet that looms threateningly close to Earth. “No more happy endings!” commented Lars von Trier in an earlier story. He is directing from his own screenplay.
Check out the trailer for Melancholia, which has been dubbed “a beautiful movie about the end of the world”. Look for it in theatres on November 4th, 2011.
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