Melancholia (2011 film)

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Summary

"Melancholia is coming." Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.

Details

  • Release Date: 2011
  • Country/Language: Denmark/Sweden/France/Germany, English
  • Genres/Technical: Drama, Science Fiction, Art/Experimental
  • Setting: Post-Apocalyptic Near-Future Cthulhu End Times
  • Runtime: 2 hr 15 min
  • Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland
  • Director: Lars von Trier
  • Writer: Lars von Trier
  • Producer/Production Co: Zentropa Entertainments, Memfis Film, Zentropa International Sweden
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Ratings

MPAA Ratings

  • Rated: R (Nudity, Sexual Situations, Adult Content, Violence, Profanity)

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A rough measure of how "Lovecraftian" the work is:

  • S____ (One Tentacle: Debateably Lovecraftian; has almost no direct connection to Lovecraft's work)

The last days on Earth after planet appears from nowhere and threatens a collision course; maybe the stars are right? Not exactly a "Lovecraftian" film in the sense of being based on any of Lovecraft's work or containing references to his creations, though some viewers may find the dreamlike imagery suggestive of Lovecraft's work (an "Eldritch Location" film). Some viewers may also feel a "Lovecraftian" connection to the bleak, pessimistic ending.

Note: This rating is not intended as a measure of quality, merely of how closely related to Lovecraftian "Weird" fiction the work is.

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Two sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide with Earth.


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