A Film by Lars Von Trier

The Movie

Melancholia is a 2011 apocalyptic drama film written and directed by Lars von Trier, starring Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alexander SkarsgÄrd and Kiefer Sutherland.

Lars Von Trier

The idea of a planetary collision was inspired by websites with theories about such events. Von Trier decided from the outset that it would be clear from the beginning that the world would actually end in the film, so audiences would not be distracted by the suspense of not knowing.

The Cast

Justine: Kirsten Dunst

Clare: Charlotte Gainsberg

John: Kiefer Sutherland

Michael: Alexander Skarsgard

Gaby: Charlotte Rampling