Melancholia SynopsisTwo sisters find their already strained relationship challenged as a mysterious new planet threatens to collide into the Earth.
Melancholia Release Date
In Theaters November 11, 2011
Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, John Hurt, Alexander Skarsgard
Written by: Lars von Trier
Directed by: Lars von Trier
Produced by: Meta Louise Foldager, Louise Vesth
Length: 136 min
Distributor: Magnolia Pictures
External Info: Melancholia Official Website
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