A beautiful movie about the end of the world


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.


»Lars Von Trier – Director and Scriptwriter
»Meta Louise Foldager – Producer
»Louise Vesth – Producer
»Manuel Alberto Claro – Dir. of photography
»Kirsten Dunst – Justine
»Charlotte Gainsbourg – Claire
»Kiefer Sutherland – John
»Alexander Skarsgaard – Michael
»Stellan Skarsgaard – Jack
»Jesper Christensen – Little father
»Charlotte Rampling – Gaby
»John Hurt – Dexter
»Udo Kier – Wedding Planner
»Brady Corbert – Tim
  • Lars Von Trier – Director and Scriptwriter:

  • Antichrist (2009)
    Cannes Film Festival (official selection)
  • Direktøren for det hele (The Boss of It All, 2006)
    Golden Shell nomination - San Sebastián International Film Festival
  • Manderlay (2005)
    Cannes Film Festival (official selection), Toronto International Film Festival (official selection)
  • De fem benspænd (The Five Obstructions, 2003)
    Toronto International Film Festival (official selection), Sundance Film Festival (official selection)
  • Dogville (2003)
    Cannes Film Festival (official selection), Toronto International Film Festival (official selection)
  • Dancer in the Dark (2000)
    Palme d'Or - Cannes Film Festival
  • Idioterne (The Idiots, 1998)
    Cannes Film Festival (official selection)
  • Riget II (The Kingdom II, TV, 1997)
    Venice Film Festival (official selection)
  • Breaking the Waves (1996)
    Grand Prix - Cannes Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival (official selection)
  • Riget I (The Kingdom, TV, 1994)
    Best Director - Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
  • Europa (1991)
    Jury Prize - Cannes Film Festival
  • Medea (TV, 1988)
  • Epidemic (1987)
    Cannes Film Festival (official selection)
  • Forbrydelsens Element (Element of Crime, 1984)
    Grand Prix - Cannes Film Festival
  • Befrielsesbilleder (Pictures of Liberation Images of Relief, 1982)
    Berlin International Film Festival (official selection)
  • Meta Louise Foldager – Producer:

  • Frit fald (Rebounce, 2011)
    directed by Heidi Maria Faisst
  • Sandheden om mænd (Truth About Men, 2010)
    directed by Nikolaj Arcel
  • Smukke mennesker (Nothing’s all bad, 2010)
    directed by Mikkel Munch-Fals
  • Antichrist (2009)
    Cannes Film Festival (official selection), directed by Lars von Trier
  • Gå med fred Jamil - Ma salama Jamil (Go with Peace Jamil, 2008)
    directed by Omar Shargawi
  • De fortabte sjæles ø (Island of Lost Souls, 2007)
    directed by Nikolaj Arcel
  • AFR (2007)
    directed by Morten Hartz Kaplers
  • Direktøren for det hele (The Boss of It All, 2006)
    directed by Lars von Trier
  • Nordkraft (Angels in Fast Motion, 2005)
    directed by Ole Christian Madsen
  • Kongekabale (King's Game, 2004)
    directed by Nikolaj Arcel
  • Louise Vesth – Producer

  • Klovn the movie (Clown, 2010)
    directed by Mikkel Nørgaard
  • Sandheden om mænd (Truth About Men, 2010)
    directed by Nikolaj Arcel
  • Zoomerne (Zoomers, 2009)
    directed by Christian E. Christiansen
  • Dig og mig (Crying for Love, 2008)
    directed by Christian E. Christiansen
  • Om natten (At Night, 2007)
    short, directed by Christian E. Christiansen
  • Hvordan vi slipper af med de andre (How to get rid of the others, 2007)
    directed by Anders Rønnow Klarlund
  • Råzone (Life Hits, 2006)
    directed by Christian E. Christiansen
  • Klovn (Clown, 2005-, TV)
    created by Casper Christensen og Frank Hvam
  • Kops (Kopps, 2003)
    directed by Josef Fares
  • Kald mig bare Aksel (Wallah Be, 2002)
    directed by Pia Bovin
  • Manuel Alberto Claro – Dir. of photography

  • Frit Fald (Rebounce, 2011)
    directed by Heidi Maria Faisst
  • Limbo (2010)
    directed by Maria Sødahl
  • Alting bliver godt igen (2010)
    directed by Christoffer Boe
  • Videocracy (Videocracia, 2009)
    directed by Erik Gandini
  • Velsignelsen (The Blessing, 2009)
    directed by Heidi Maria Faisst
  • Kandidaten (The Candidate, 2008)
    directed by Kasper Barfoed
  • Weapons (2007)
    directed by Adam Bhala Lough
  • Allegro (2005)
    directed by Christoffer Boe
  • Voksne mennesker (Dark Horse, 2005)
    directed by Dagur Kari
  • Reconstruction (2003)
    directed by Christoffer Boe
  • Kirsten Dunst – Justine

  • All Good Things (2010)
    directed by Andrew Jarecki
  • Marie Antoinette (2006)
    directed by Sofia Coppola
  • Spider-Man (Spider-Man: The Motion Picture, 2002)
    directed by Sam Raimi
  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
    directed by Michel Gondry
  • Crazy/Beautiful (2001)
    directed by John Stockwell
  • Bring It On (2000)
    directed by Peyton Reed
  • The Virgin Suicides (1999)
    directed by Sofia Coppola
  • The Cat's Meow (2001)
    directed by Peter Bogdanovich
  • Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)
    directed by Michael Patrick Jann
  • Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
    directed by Neil Jordan
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg – Claire

  • l’arbre (The Tree, 2010/l)
    directed by Julie Bertucelli
  • Antichrist (2009)
    directed by Lars von Trier
  • I'm not there (2007)
    directed by Todd Haynes
  • The golden door (2007)
    directed by Emanuele Crialese
  • Prête-moi ta main (How to Get Married and Stay Single, 2006)
    directed by Eric Lartigau
  • The science of sleep (2006)
    directed by Michel Gondry
  • 21 grams (2004)
    directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu
  • Ma femme est une actrice (My Wife Is an Actress, 2000)
    directed by Yvan Attal
  • The cement garden (1992)
    directed by Andrew Birkin
  • L'effrontée (Impudent Girl, 1985)
    directed by Claude Miller, Cesar Award for the Most Promising actress
  • Kiefer Sutherland – John

  • The Sentinel (2006)
    directed by Clark Johnson
  • Phone Booth (2002)
    directed by Joel Schumacher
  • "24" (2001-2010, tv)
    created by Robert Cochran, Joel Surnow
  • Freeway (1996)
    directed by Matthew Bright
  • A Few Good Men (1992)
    directed by Rob Reiner
  • Flatliners (1990)
    directed by Joel Schumacher
  • Young Guns 2 (1990)
    directed by Geoff Murphy
  • Young Guns (1988)
    directed by Christopher Cain
  • The Lost Boys (1987)
    directed by Joel Schumacher
  • Stand By Me (1986)
    directed by Rob Reiner
  • Alexander Skarsgaard – Michael

  • Battleship (2012)
    directed by Peter Berg
  • Straw Dogs (2011)
    directed by Rod Lurie
  • Puss (Trust Me, 2010)
    directed by Johan Kling
  • Beyond the Pole (2009)
    directed by David L. Williams
  • Metropia (2009)
    (voice), directed by Tarik Saleh
  • Kill Your Darlings (2006)
    directed by Björne Larson
  • Zoolander (2001)
    directed by Ben Stiller
  • Vingar av glas (Wings of Glass, 2000)
    directed by Reza Bagher
  • True Blood (2008-2011)
    tv-series, Ongoing HBO, currently shooting season 4, created by Alan Ball
  • Generation Kill .... Sgt. Brad 'Iceman' Colbert (2008)
    tv-serie, HBO
  • Stellan Skarsgaard – Jack

  • En ganske snill mann  (A Somewhat Gentle Man, 2010)
    directed by Hans Petter Moland
  • Män som hatar kvinnor (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, 2009)
    directed by David Fincher
  • Mamma Mia! (2008)
    directed by Phyllida Lloyd
  • Goya's Ghosts (2006)
    directed by Milos Forman
  • Dogville (2003)
    directed by Lars von Trier
  • Taking Sides (2001)
    directed by István Szabó
  • Aberdeen (2000)
    directed by Hans Petter Moland
  • Good Will Hunting (1997)
    directed by Gus Van Sant
  • Insomnia (2002)
    directed by Christopher Nolan
  • Breaking the Waves (1996)
    directed by Lars von Trier
  • Jesper Christensen – Little father

  • The Debt (2010/I)
    directed by John Madden
  • En familie (A family, 2010)
    directed by Pernille Fischer Christensen
  • The Young Victoria (2009)
    directed by Jean-Marc Vallée
  • Quantum of Solace (2008)
    directed by Marc Forster
  • Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick (Maria Larsson's Everlasting Moment, 2008)
    directed by Jan Troell
  • Casino Royale (2006)
    directed by Martin Campbell
  • Drabet (Manslaughter,2005)
    directed by Per Fly
  • Tolken (The Interpreter, 2005)
    directed by Sydney Pollack
  • Italiensk for begyndere (Italian for Beginners, 2000)
    directed by Lone Scherfig
  • Bænken (The Bench, 2000)
    directed by Per Fly
  • Charlotte Rampling – Gaby

  • Vers le sud (Heading South, 2005)
    directed by Laurent Cantet
  • Swimming Pool (2003)
    directed by François Ozon
  • Sous le sable (Under the Sand, 2000)
    directed by François Ozon
  • The Cherry Orchard (1999)
    directed by Mihalis Kakogiannis
  • Max mon amour (Max My Love, 1986)
    directed by Nagisa Ôshima
  • Stardust Memories (1980)
    directed by Woody Allen
  • La chair de l'orchidée (Flesh of the Orchid, 1975)
    directed by Patrice Chéreau
  • Il portiere di notte (The Night Porter, 1974)
    directed by Liliana Cavani
  • La caduta degli dei (Luchino Visconti's The Damned, 1969)
    directed by Luchino Visconti
  • Georgy Girl (1966)
    directed by Silvio Narizzano
  • John Hurt – Dexter

  • Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (2011)
    directed by Tomas Alfredson
  • 44 Inch Chest (2009)
    directed by Malcolm Venville
  • The Limits of Control (2009)
    directed by Jim Jarmusch
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
    directed by Steven Spielberg
  • Shooting Dogs (2005)
    directed by Michael Caton-Jones
  • The Proposition (2005)
    directed by John Hillcoat
  • Dogville (2003)
    (voice), directed by Lars von Trier
  • Love and Death on Long Island (1997)
    directed by Richard Kwietniowski
  • The Elephant Man (1980)
    directed by David Lynch
  • Alien (1979)
    directed by Ridley Scott
  • Udo Kier – Wedding Planner

  • My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009)
    directed by Werner Herzog
  • Breaking the Waves (1996)
    directed by Lars von Trier
  • My Own Private Idaho (1991)
    directed by Gus Van Sant
  • Europa 1991
    directed by Lars von Trier
  • Das deutsche Kettensägen Massaker (The German Chainsaw Massacre, 1990)
    directed by Christoph Schlingensief
  • Lola (1981/I)
    directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • Lili Marleen (1981)
    directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980)
    tv-serie, Rainer Werner Fassbinder 
  • Bolwieser (The stationmasters’ wife, 1977)
    tv, directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • Blood for Dracula (1974)
    directed by Paul Morrissey
  • Brady Corbert – Tim

  • Simon Killer (2011)
    directed by Antonio Campos
  • Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
    directed by Sean Durkin
  • Two Gates of Sleep (2010)
    directed by Alistair Banks Griffin
  • Funny Games (2007)
    directed by Michael Haneke
  • Mysterious Skin (2004)
    Gregg Araki
  • Thirteen (2003)
    directed by Catherine Hardwicke

technical info

Title: Melancholia
Duration: 130 min (25f)
Origination: Digital Cameras Arri Alexa + Phantom
Ratio: 1:2,35
Format: 35 mm color / DCP
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1.
Language: English
Year of production: 2011



Photo credits: Christian Geisnæs


Zentropa was founded in 1992 as a result of the co-operation between director Lars von Trier and producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen on the feature film "Europa" ("Zentropa"). They share an equal ownership of 25% of the company. Yet another 25% is owned by employees and others closely associated with the company. The last 50% was bought by Nordisk Film as of February 2008.

The Company differs from the major competitors in the market by having established a decentralised autonomous organisation structure which creates space for new ideas and alternative methods of productions. This company culture has drawn some of the best directors to Zentropa and shaped groundbreaking projects such as the ‘Dogma concept’ – an idea adopted by several directors all over the world.

Zentropa has produced more than 100 international and Scandinavian quality features, co-productions, and low budget films. Zentropa is now the largest film production company in Scandinavia. A position it has maintained since 1994.

During the years Zentropa has expanded beyond the limits of Scandinavian territory, successfully establishing several production units in Europe. Moreover the company co-works with many other European production companies and is always interested in new collaborations.

The increasing activities of Zentropa also include music videos, documentaries, television entertainment, and development of multimedia projects. Facilities for post production, sound design, in house rental of production equipment and international sales make Zentropa self providing in every aspect of filmmaking.

Films produced by Zentropa enjoy critical acclaim worldwide and have been rewarded with the most prestigious prizes the festival circuit has to offer, among these The Golden Palms, The Silver Bear and most recently an Oscar.

April 2011

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