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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Melancholia by Lars von Trier, 2011 (R)

with Kirsten Dunst (All Good Things, The Virgin Suicides), Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alexander Skarsgård, Kiefer Sutherland, Brady Corbet, Cameron Spurr, Charlotte Rampling (Never Let Me Go), Jesper Christensen (The Debt), John Hurt (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Stellan Skarsgård (The girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Thor, Avengers), Udo Kier

This inventive drama charts the disintegrating relationship between newly married twentysomething Justine and her melancholy sister, Claire, just as Earth hurtles toward certain collision with a newly discovered planet.

The worse has been said (mostly from the directors) around this movie, which didn't make it too interesting to watch. It felt like promoting the wrong people. But on the other hand, it had this great departure point and the director's background is good enough that somehow the movie would become intriguing. So... The first half of the movie with the wedding of Claire was absolutely torture. The second half is the realization that the planet is most probably going to hit earth and the development of the characters at that point become very interesting. The cinematography is ok, interesting, not as surprising as you would think it could, lighting is good, some sort of intensified moon light. Anyway, interesting... Reminded me in a way of this new concept: science and fiction, as opposed to science fiction, in the movie "Another Earth" by Mike Cahill.

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