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Von Trier Has Melancholia
Lars' next film gets underway

12 October 2009  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Variety

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Following the cabin-in-the-woods craziness of Antichrist, chaos will shortly be reigning again, as Lars von Trier preps Melancholia.

It's apparently a "psychological disaster movie" (so what was Antchrist then?), with Melancholia seemingly the name of a large planet that (possibly) appears in dangerously close orbit to Earth. Details are scarce so far, so the extent to which this is the von Trier version of a sci-fi epic is unclear. Producer Peter Aalbaek Jensen says that "as a disaster movie it will use some special effects, but nothing compared to Hollywood". He also says that the project is coming together quickly, with financing from all von Trier and Zentropa Entertainment's regular European co-conspirators.

Von Trier's only word so far is that we can expect "no more happy endings". The horror, the horror...


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Glad to see he can still find work after Antichrist.   And this looks amazing. I still have to see The Element of Crime to get a taste of of Von Trier sci-fi. More

Posted by Deviation at 21:14 on 12 October 2009 | Report This Post

Everytime i see one of his movies, i always vow never to watch any more of his movies. Silly, really, but then he does something completely fascinating and i end up going back again. Go figure. This sounds like one of his more interesting plots so i shall indeed go back again (and then complain again). More

Posted by Jenzy at 13:17 on 12 October 2009 | Report This Post

Von Trier doing SciFi....
Interesting! Veeeeery interesting! Can't imagine it to be honest! (in a good way) I'm booking tickets now! More

Posted by Bubba76 at 09:52 on 12 October 2009 | Report This Post


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