Director: Lars von Trier
Writer: Lars von Trier
Producers: Meta Louise Foldager; Louise Vesth
Two sisters' lives, emotional difficulties, and relationships with one another are examined within the frame of a rogue planet's impending collision with Earth.
Inspired by a real-life depressive episode affecting the director of the film, Melancholia follows Justine, a newlywed and disaffected advertising executive, as she visits sister Claire and her husband John at the family's estate to celebrate her marriage to a man named Michael. As Justine begins to sink further and further into the trenches of her severe depression, an apocalyptic event looms large on the horizon in the form of the appearance of a rogue planet and its impending collision with Earth, serving as a powerful companion to Justine's increasingly fatalist outlook on life.
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