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New MELANCHOLIA Domestic Theatrical Trailer!

Nordling here.

Lars Von Trier and Fantastic Fest have a rich history together, and it's only right that his new film, MELANCHOLIA, play there.  I can't wait to see it.  The cinematography looks amazing, and this is certainly not a film out of his Dogme '95 aesthetic, if the trailer is any indication.  The new U.S. trailer came out today, and it looks gorgeous:




Will this be the film that gets Von Trier serious mainstream box office?  Doubtful. But he can keep doing what he's doing, and I'll be happy.  Nordling, out.

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  • Sept. 2, 2011, 5:43 p.m. CST

    I will download this

    by Rupee88

    I'm tired of paying to see movies at the theater and having to sit through 30 min of commercials before the film. So I'll just download this for free at some point..looks interesting.

  • Sept. 2, 2011, 5:43 p.m. CST


    by Steve

  • Sept. 2, 2011, 5:48 p.m. CST

    I've only seen one Lars Von Trier movie

    by Kammich

    And it was "Antichrist," of course. Now I'm just flat out scared of the man and everything he produces. I do randomly shout "chaos reigns!" at inappropriate times, though, like in church and at the dinner table. actually, I don't go to church and I don't eat dinner at the table. I really only yell "chaos reigns" when I hit someone with a turtle shell in mario kart. =(

  • Sept. 2, 2011, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Looks Hitlerific!

    by 2soon2eat

    Now packed with 100% more Nazi goodness!

  • Sept. 2, 2011, 6:11 p.m. CST

    what a bunch of arse!

    by D o o d

    actually I didn't know what to say, but wanted to say something so that's what I settled with!

  • Sept. 2, 2011, 6:15 p.m. CST


    by brad negrotto

    as in over a week old?

  • Sept. 2, 2011, 6:20 p.m. CST

    I can't wait to see this.

    by Detective_Fingerling

    It's taking forever to come out since I first saw the redband trailer for it.

  • Sept. 2, 2011, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Where's the Tittage...?

    by kubricksnutsack

    I like the other trailer - the one where Dunst gets her norms out... That trailer made me feel all warm and tingly in the trouser area...

  • Sept. 2, 2011, 6:40 p.m. CST

    suppose to have one of the best movie endings ever

    by oscarmike

    really want to see this badly. and great use of Wagner

  • Sept. 2, 2011, 7:50 p.m. CST

    This more psychological than sci fi

    by pax256

    I dont know if he means to question the notion of love in the most nihilistic sense (as in it doesnt exist) or if we should realize true love only after we've questioned it to that extent.

  • Sept. 2, 2011, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Planets colliding...

    by Lakewater

    ..brings back a vivid dream I had once. hmmm

  • Sept. 2, 2011, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Saw this on its limited release in LA...


    liked it, but not as much as antichrist personally. some smart ideas on surface and underneath typical of von trier but just found it a less compelling watch overall. also personally, i was a little disappointed with the destructive moments which were a little too understated and surreal for the dramatic impact i was hoping for. the idea of the ending was better then the execution IMO. just saying.

  • Sept. 2, 2011, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Um... This was out years ago in the UK?

    by Dazz


  • Sept. 2, 2011, 9:55 p.m. CST


    by Kammich

    might be thinking of another movie with a similar title, because I believe Von Trier's "Melancholia" didn't even begin filming until September of 2010. couldn't have been released years ago, anywhere.

  • Sept. 2, 2011, 10:19 p.m. CST


    by Wolfman Nards

    Lol at "chaos reigns" and Mario Kart

  • Sept. 2, 2011, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Seems like a Chanel No 5 commercial!!

    by slicer

    ...that's not a good thing.

  • Sept. 2, 2011, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Juicy Dunst tits

    by darthpigman

    This is a must see.

  • Sept. 3, 2011, 12:43 a.m. CST


    by smackfu

    Really looking forward to this, times like this make me glad we have a little art house theatre in my town because I'm sure our main cinema is too chickenshit to carry a Lars Von Trier film. Anyone who avoids this because Von Trier babbled about understanding Hitler needs to have their vag checked for sand. He obviously had an innocuous point buried in there somewhere that probably would have taken him 10 full minutes to get to if uninterrupted, if he meant the he understands why he killed the Jews I'm pretty sure he'd be smart enough not to express it at a fucking press conference. When Werner Hertzog was on the Colbert Report, he sounded stark raving mad, to the point where Colbert said he wanted to party with him. If you watch some of their interviews it will become very clear that they are frequently high and extremely unsuccessful at conveying their ideas in English.

  • Sept. 3, 2011, 12:47 a.m. CST


    by SpaghettiWall


  • Sept. 3, 2011, 12:57 a.m. CST

    Planet of the Apes review:

    by smackfu

    I liked the parts with the monkeys. Andy Serkis blah blah brilliant blah. I didn't cry at my fathers funeral but that goddamned monkey got me twice. You WILL believe James Franco is a brilliant scientist. Bravo, maestro.

  • Sept. 3, 2011, 4:29 a.m. CST

    Very snobish film

    by Dhaemon

    Ohhh Artsey Fartsy, Ohhh lots of undertones and hidden meanings...Blah blah, Arthouse = Shithouse imo.

  • Sept. 3, 2011, 8:18 a.m. CST

    I'm trying to be succinct about this film.

    by SunTzu77

    It's sh*t. Take my opinion for what it's worth.

  • Sept. 3, 2011, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Okay Okay... Claro did some pretty good DP work.

    by SunTzu77

  • Sept. 3, 2011, 9:02 a.m. CST


    by syn_flood

    Don't worry, I am sure Michael Bay is cooking up something you will love!

  • Sept. 3, 2011, 9:21 a.m. CST


    by smackfu

    I'm with you, there's nothing I hate more than a film with depth that actually makes me see a different perspective or think about something. I mean hell, if I wanted to think I'd read a book amirite? In the interest of us bonding further, I would like to know if you own any clothing with images of Dale Earnhardt on it?

  • Sept. 3, 2011, 9:31 a.m. CST


    by Tristan

    I know she has a pretty neck. BTW they've re-dubbed the bit where electricity comes out of her fingers. Eric Northman now says "Noooooo!"

  • Sept. 3, 2011, 9:34 a.m. CST

    It's a shame there are only two distinct

    by CreasyBear

    types of movies: esoteric, intentionally polarizing arthouse cinema, and meaningless explosions sprinkled with corny, low-brow humor. Maybe some filmmaker, someday, will create a movie that is . . . hold on, because I know this is going to sound crazy . . . a movie that is both intelligent, well-scripted, well-acted, AND earnestly entertaining where you can leave the theater happy instead of depressed. I know, I know, pipe dreams. In reality, you either like the style of movies like Funny Games, or you like G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Gosh, though, imagine if there were any movies somewhere in the middle of that spectrum! Too bad.

  • I feel sad for you that you don't feel you have that in your life. Recently, I thought Source Code fit that bill.

  • Sept. 3, 2011, 11:04 a.m. CST

    it's Dogme 95

    by tony


  • Sept. 3, 2011, 12:09 p.m. CST

    They should have left Spock dead.

    by SmokingRobot

    Oops, sorry, wrong talkback.

  • Sept. 3, 2011, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Uh, I was being sarcastic, guys.

    by CreasyBear

    I thought I was being over-the-top, but apparently was being a little too dry. My point being: whenever someone calls out a pretentious movie for pretending to have more meaning and import than it truly has, some talkbackers' reaction is "Well, have fun with your Bayformers 'splosions!" Fallacy of dilemma. If someone hurts their feelings by laughing at some boring, soaked-in-hopelessness (for hopelessness' sake, of course) movie, the reaction is to assume -- against all logic -- that they must love LCD Michael Bay shit. As if movies that are well-made AND enjoyable (like L.A. Confidential, Gladiator, Jaws, LOTR, The Departed, Eastern Promises, imo) simply can't exist.

  • Sept. 3, 2011, 12:42 p.m. CST


    by Buffalo500

    I see the donkey killer is still making "films"! John C Reilly sends his best.

  • Sept. 3, 2011, 12:57 p.m. CST


    by johnnyrandom're dumb.

  • Sept. 3, 2011, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Unnecessary exclamation point!

    by Subtitles_Off

    Unnecessary exclamation point! Unnecessary exclamation point! Unnecessary exclamation point! Unnecessary exclamation point! Unnecessary exclamation point! Unnecessary exclamation point! Unnecessary exclamation point! Unnecessary exclamation point! Unnecessary exclamation point! Unnecessary exclamation point! Unnecessary exclamation point! Unnecessary exclamation point! Unnecessary exclamation point! Unnecessary exclamation point! Fuck Von Trier. If you've seen any of his movies, and you want to see this one, be my guest. There's no talking sense to the senseless.

  • Sept. 3, 2011, 3:48 p.m. CST

    So we have two movies in which a double of Earth closes by on us?

    by AsimovLives

    And both look good? Nice.

  • Sept. 3, 2011, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Excellent use of Wagner's "Tristan & Isolde" motif

    by bovinecrusader

  • Sept. 3, 2011, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Dislike all Von Trier movies, but this looks quite good.

    by Jerry Piper

    It really does end with the worlds colliding and everyone dying. Cool!

  • Sept. 3, 2011, 7:48 p.m. CST


    by johnnyrandom

    ...amongst morons.

  • Sept. 3, 2011, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Two movies? Wait, what's the other one?

    by dahveed1972

    Seriously, what's the other one?!?! I must know!!

  • Like his stuff or hate it, the dude's an artist. Hes not interested in broad commercial success, so he has no incentive to make his movies according to a template. Again, im not commenting on the quality of his product, but I think one has to acknowledge it as legitimate artistic expression. I say good for him.

  • Sept. 4, 2011, 4:24 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    The other one is called ANOTHER EARTH.

  • Sept. 4, 2011, 3:40 p.m. CST


    by ObiBen

    I don't really care for Trier. He tries real hard to become the next Polansky or Lynch, but ends up as the Michael Bay of psychological thrillers ("Shocking" setpieces stringed by Freud 101 fluff). Still, I'm sure his followers blew their wads when they saw Tarkovski's name appear at the end credits of Antichrist (Which wasn't surprising at all, since some of the nature shots seemingly where digitally tweaked to ape some of Solaris' images, and the soundtrack sounded almost as if it was lifted from that movie).

  • Sept. 4, 2011, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Two earths - Makes me want to see

    by ObiBen

    Doppelganger again! (Voyage to the Far Side of the Sun)

  • Sept. 4, 2011, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Nazi comments aside...

    by kurtisaurus

    I gotta see this. And yeah I pay no attention to what he says in public, between the fact that he loves provoking people (just go see, o I dunno, ANY of his films) and that he was punch drunk and speaking in a language not his own I'm going to give him a pass. <p> <p> This thing looks absolutely gorgeous, and I haven't seen anything by him that at least didn't leave me still thinking when I left the theater, outraged or no.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Von Trier is just a fag

    by the_rising

    Not really, I actually don't know. I just hate his films. They are pretentious bullshit. But if they have titties, I might watch.

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 9:53 a.m. CST

    How did Von Trier convince Dunst to star in this turd?

    by BigTuna

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 6:47 p.m. CST


    by BuffDaddy

    she's ugly

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 7 p.m. CST

    fuck tristan and isolde

    by BuffDaddy

    no homo

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 7:03 p.m. CST

    fuck christian bale

    by BuffDaddy

    because he's a douche bag. Fuck will smith, fuck jackie chan, fuck ryan reynolds, fuck lil wayne, fuck lebron james, fuck oprah, fuck tyler perry, fuck paris hilton and fuck dick cheney

  • Sept. 5, 2011, 11:10 p.m. CST

    I'm intrigued

    by smudgewhat

    As a certified sci-fi dreamer the idea of another world smashing into us is kind of delicious. As this looks unpredictable that alone may be reason to see it. 99% of film (all art, actually) is unoriginal poop. So that even an interesting failure is a win. But I hope this is nice and strange.