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Melancholia Details

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[[Performer~P118403~Lars Von Trier~larsvontrier]]'s Melancholia, a meditation on depression and the end of the world, stars [[Performer~P20669~Kirsten Dunst~kirstendunst]] as an emotionally troubled newlywed named Justine, whose sister Claire ([[Performer~P25539~Charlotte Gainsbourg~charlottegainsbourg]]) throws her a lavish wedding party. While her lack of emotional stability begins to take a toll on Justine's new marriage as well as the party -- and old wounds are exposed -- Claire's wealthy husband John ([[Performer~P69200~Kiefer Sutherland~kiefersutherland]]) also knows a great deal about a planet that is on a possible collision course with Earth, further muddying the waters. The second half of the movie focuses on Claire, who ends up taking her sister in after the marriage collapses, and also begins to fear that John is hiding apocalyptically bad news. [[Performer~P34099~John Hurt~johnhurt]] and [[Performer~P58664~Charlotte Rampling~charlotterampling]] co-star. Melancholia screened at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

  • Release date:November 11, 2011

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
National Society of Film Critics Lars von Trier Best Director 2011 Nominee
National Society of Film Critics Kirsten Dunst Best Actress 2011 Winner
L.A. Film Critics Association Kirsten Dunst Best Actress - Runner-up 2011 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Manuel Alberto Claro Best Cinematography 2011 Nominee

Crew

Lars von Trier
Director
Meta Louise Foldager
Producer
Lars von Trier
Screenwriter
Manuel Alberto Claro
Cinematographer
Molly Malene Stensgaard
Editor
Jette Lehmann
Production Designer
Simone Grau
Art Director
Gunnar Carlsson
Co-producer
Marianne Slot
Co-producer
Madeleine Ekman
Co-producer
Tomas Eskilsson
Co-producer
Bettina Brokemper
Co-producer
Remi Burah
Co-producer
Michel Reilhac
Co-producer
Lars Jönsson
Co-producer
Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Executive Producer
Peter Garde
Executive Producer
Manon Rasmussen
Costume Designer
Anders Refn
First Assistant Director
Peter Hjorth
Visual Effects Supervisor
Dennis Knudsen
Makeup
Dennis Knudsen
Hair Styles
Karen Maarbjerg
Visual Effects Producer
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