Melancholia

Written and directed by Lars von Trier

The oftentimes celebrated, sometimes scorned Danish writer-director Lars von Trier has been churning out grim tales of human frailty and moral depravity for almost 20 years. From the ethereal beauty of Breaking the Waves and the minimalist wisdom of Dog­ville to the sadomasochistic howls of Anti­christ, he never seems happier than when daring audiences to figure out his message and whether the message is worth delivering.

 

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