Melancholia 2011

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A beautiful movie about the end of the world.

Starring:
Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kirsten Dunst
Runtime:
2 hours 15 minutes

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Melancholia

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Genres Drama
Director Lars von Trier
Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kirsten Dunst
Supporting actors Kiefer Sutherland, Alexander Skarsgrd
Studio Artificial Eye
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By M. Mabberley on 4 May 2013
Format: DVD
I feel sorry for two groups of people: those who have seen this film and don't appreciate it and those who have never seen it. Personally, I think this is one of the best films of the last few years and my favourite Lars von Trier film, nudging Dogville Dogville [DVD]into second place.

The film is beautiful to watch, intelligent, thought-provoking and a true original. I will probably wear out my copy soon as I can watch it over and over; there's always something new to discover and wonder at.

Unlike any other film you'll ever see and a paradigm shift from the director's other work.

If you don't appreciate it, perhaps you weren't the intended audience.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By St Denis on 14 Feb 2013
Format: DVD
My favourite film in a very long time [probably since South Park the Movie]. Visually gorgeous, I have watched it on Blu-Ray but am desperate to see it in the cinema. Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Charlotte Rampling are impeccable. And it is hard to think of another film that coldly strips away our comforting distractions from death such as science, marriage, work, shopping - and indeed art and culture - but does it so beautifully. And with an ending that despite its complete rejection of hope or self-deception, still feels utterly human and real. A work of art.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By man on 16 Mar 2014
Format: DVD
A stunning and very beautiful film, totally unique in every way, I was brought to tears by the wonderful music and cinematography.
You'll find no Hollywood silliness here at all, no cheesy emotions or ridiculous dialogue, just a very realistic depiction of what human beings are really like and how different we all are, yet the same.
It's hard to describe just how amazing this film really is, I suggest you watch it and let yourself just sink in to the whole experience.
10 out of 10
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By L. Farrell on 3 Feb 2012
Format: DVD
This is a difficult starkly beautiful meditation on melancholia (the old clinical picture rather than more modern conception of severe depression) and the inescapability of death. The wedding of Justine forms the first act as the planet Melancholia appears from behind the sun...a wonderful metaphor which anyone familiar with myth, alchemy and the works of Jung, Campbell and Hillman would appreciate...just as Justine's attempts to mask her illness and 'smile' at her wonderful wedding fail and lead to disintegration with caustic discontent and sabotage. The second act finds Justine being cared for by her sister and wealthy husband who presents a positivistic illision of hope as the planet moves nearer to earths orbit. The ending, with the suicide of the husband and the construction of the willow branches as the planet looms nearer is gripping and moving. A previous reviewer has commented that the lack of tv, radio broadcasts, other 'people' ect was bemusing. I think these facts added to the film and focused it rather than descending into stereotypical hollywood 'hysteria'. A powerful film with a powerful message about human fragility and the paralysing inescapable existential awareness of death and annihilation. Loved it :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By An enthusiastic reader on 24 May 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This film works on all levels for me. It is sublimely beautiful; music, acting, locations. The camera work is perfect and the script original and psychologically true.

I have watched this film several times and will watch it many more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Northern wit on 17 Mar 2014
Format: DVD
Slip the shiny silver disc in to your player, sit back and enter the disturbed, nightmarish but ultimately strangely comforting world of Melancholia. Like other Lans Von Trier films, this story is centered on strong female characters. Charlotte Gainsbourg is utterly believable and empathetic but the performance of Kirsten Dunst is amazing and totaly absorbing. The male characters are at best weak buffoons or downright unpleasant. What does that mean? I don't know and and not always looking for a logical progression of events is perhaps key to enjoying this outstanding film.

The special effects are understated and life-like and with the lighting and cinematography build an alternative reality which at the same time is utterly real. Even the Wagenrian soundtrack which grated a little at the start is utterly right by The End.

I suppose I should look for something critical to say. Perhaps it is a little too long and perhaps the first part doesn't connect so well with the second. But that's nit picking. Melancholia is one of the best films I have seen in ages and some images will play forever in the private cinema of my head.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By GJ Veenbrink on 5 Feb 2014
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A little bit creepy, could happen or could it not?
A beautifull story, beautifully filmed, a wonderfull Kirsten Dunst and of course Wagners Tristan and Isolda, the appropreate music I think
Buy!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stefan Brenner on 6 Jan 2014
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Impossible? Well, this is what Lars Von Trier achieves in "Melancholia"; the dogged adherence to social tradition explored by Thomas Vinterberg's drama is successfully blended with Tarkovsky's bleak existential contemplation of annihilation.

The glue that binds is melancholia or loss of purpose. Justine's deteriorating condition is disfunctional only within the regularities of a human sphere. However, as everything is placed under an ever-increasing threat from the approach of a rogue planet, her disconnection from normal social and emotional concerns becomes a strength rather than a weakness and indeed the only rational response to such a disaster. Justine makes one final gesture of reconciliation; she constructs of a "Magic Cave" to reassure her nephew and calm her, by now, hysterical sister. In doing so, she makes up for all the previous pain: when all Earthly life is about to end there is no time left to qualify our relationships.

In her depression, Justine believes the Earth is evil; others would project their fears on to the planet named after the title of the film. In truth, these worlds simply exist, journeying through space until a chance encounter destroys them both ... Von Trier's beautiful film reminds us the event would hold no significance without the value we attach to our relationships, our consciousness of nature in general, and thus to life itself.
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