Melancholia Trailer – Von Trier Blows up the World

After making the best horror film of recent memory with Anti-Christ, Von Trier tries his hand at the Doomsday genre with Melancholia, a genre quite close to my heart. Cheating the audience of any apocalyptic suspense to the proceedings, Melancholia starts with the destruction of the world only to work backwards and show characters on the eve of their inevitable demise. Said to be a cold war fears revision of the filmmakers’ own childhood anxieties, this bleak entry into the doomsday canon is sure to be as uncompromising as his previous film. Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg (seriously, how much agony can one woman endure?!) and Kirsten Dunst (huh?) as sisters, and Kiefer Sutherland, John Hurt, Alexander Skarsgard and Stellan Skarsgard as whomever else.

Chaos reigns…

Melancholia from Zentropa on Vimeo.

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Jandy Hardesty
Admin

I’ll watch it. Not sure I buy Gainsbourg and Dunst as sisters, but I’ll definitely watch it. And Dunst can be good in the right role, with the right director, so I’m hopeful.

Marina
Guest

I LOVE the trailer music. LOVE.

Marc Saint-Cyr
Editor

And Charlotte Rampling – YES! Just re-watched her last night in Allen’s Stardust Memories. What a great actress.

Yes, definitely looking forward to this one. It looks like von Trier is continuing along the same path he started on with Antichrist quite nicely.