THE BOTTOM LINE: MELANCHOLIA

NOW AVAILIABLE ON DVD: 

MELANCHOLIA

STARRING:  Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alexander Skarsgard, Charlotte Rampling, John Hurt, Stellan Skarsgard, Udo Kier and Kiefer Sutherland

DIRECTOR:  Lars Von Trier

COUNTRY:  Denmark / Sweden / France / Germany

GENRE:  Drama / Science Fiction

SYNOPSIS:  The end of the world finds two sisters unraveling; one at her wedding and the other shortly before the Earth is hit by a newly discovered planet.

RATING:  R

RUNNING TIME:  136 Mins

THE GOOD:  The first eight minutes of this film are so visually stunning, that they will haunt you for the rest of your life.   

What follows this epic presentation will not disappoint those eager to hear a different voice.

Add to that an international all-star cast and Richard Wagner’s prelude to his opera Tristan and Isolde and you have something close to perfection.

THE BAD:  Perfection is not always appreciated.   

THE UGLY:  An anti-Semitic director…

MY SCORE:  *****

(5 OUT OF 5 STARS)