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USA: Magnolia Pictures
UK: Artificial Eye
Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Alexander Skarsgård, John Hurt, Charlotte Rampling, Stellan Skarsgård, Brady Corbet, Udo Kier, Jesper Christiansen, Stefan Cronwall, Deborah Fronko, Cameron Spurr
Director: Lars von Trier
Countries: Denmark / Sweden / France / Germany
USA & UK: 135 mins
USA Rated: R for some graphic nudity, sexual content and language
UK Certificate: 15 contains moderate nudity
USA Release Date: 11 November 2011 (Limited Release - New York and Los Angeles)
UK Release Date: 30 September 2011
A beautiful movie about the end of the world, MELANCHOLIA is written and directed by Lars von Trier and produced by Meta Louise Foldager and Louise Vesth for Zentropa Entertainments27. MELANCHOLIA received its world premiere in competition at the 2011 Cannes International Film Festival where Kirsten Dunst was awarded the best actress prize.
Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg and Kiefer Sutherland star together with Alexander Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling, John Hurt, Stellan Skarsgård, Udo Kier and Jesper Christensen. The behind-the-scenes team includes award-winning cinematographer Manuel Alberto Claro DFF (Reconstruction), production designer Jette Lehmann (Flame and Citron), and costume designer Manon Rasmussen (Dancer in the Dark).
Justine (Kirsten Dunst) and Michael (Alexander Skarsgård) are celebrating their marriage at a sumptuous party in the home of her sister (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and brother-in-law (Kiefer Sutherland). Meanwhile, the planet, Melancholia, is heading towards Earth... MELANCHOLIA is a psychological disaster movie from director Lars von Trier.