- Written and directed by Lars von Trier
- Starring Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alexander Skarsgård, Kiefer Sutherland, John Hurt and Charlotte Rampling.
- This is an English-language film by a Danish/Swedish/French/German consortium.
- What star is that?
- The problem is, how do we effectively hook a group of minors on our sub-standard product -- preferably in a habit-forming way?
- You are a despicable, power-hungry, little man, Jack.
- It tastes like ashes.
- There it is. There's your flyby.
- I know things.
- Life on earth is evil.
- I think it's a piece of shit.
- He's forgotten about the magic caves.
- Close your eyes. Hold my hand.
- I'm afraid of that stupid planet.
- It looks... friendly.
- Do you copy, sailor?
- Is everyone in your family stark raving mad?
- Are you planning to kill us all?
- You have to trust a scientist.
- You don't touch the instrument.
- Our son has invented a very fine device.
- You have to account for a margin of error.
- Where's my tagline?
- Listen up, Goddammit!
- It's a planet that has been hiding behind the sun. Now it passes by us. It's called a flyby.
- Can't I, Auntie Steelbreaker? Can't I?
- Enjoy it while it lasts. I myself hate marriage.
- She ruined my wedding. I will not look at her.
- Michael: You're not even looking!
- Justine: Well, I can see it's not looking good.
- Jack: The father of the bride would like a word.
- Dexter: My dear girl: You look... glowing today. And me, uh, I'm just a little confused what with all the Bettys at my table. I've never seen you look so happy. So, what can I say without talking about your mother, my wife of yesteryear? Which is exactly what I don't wish to do. But I don't think I would be revealing any secret if I were to say that she can be rather domineering at times.
- Gaby: Domineering? What a load of crap. For those who don't know who I am, I am Claire and Justine's mother. Justine, if you have any ambition at all, it certainly doesn't come from your father's side of the family. Yes, I wasn't at the church; I don't believe in marriage. Claire, who I've always taken for a sensible girl, you arranged a spectacular party... 'til death do us part... and forever and ever... Justine and Michael. I just have one thing to say. Enjoy it while it lasts. I myself hate marriage. Especially when it involves some of my closest family members.
- Claire: Why did you even bother coming?
- Gaby: What the hell do you want in this place? You have no business here. Nor have I. Your sister, it seems, is somewhat bewitched by it all.
- Justine: Mom. I'm a bit scared.
- Gaby: A bit? I'd be scared out of my wits if I were you.
- Justine: No, it's something else. I.. I'm frightened, Mom. I have trouble walking properly.
- Gaby: You can still wobble, I see. So just wobble the hell out of here. Stop dreaming, Justine.
- Justine: I'm scared.
- Gaby: We all are, sweetie. Just forget it. Get the hell out of here.
- Claire: Little father didn't come to work. I checked the noteboard, he, he didn't leave one. I tried to call him. I don't know, there's something wrong with the phone? You see, it's never happened before that he, he didn't come to work without giving us notice.
- Justine: Does he have a family?
- Claire: He lives in the village. I don't know if he has family.
- Justine: Maybe this is a time when he needs to be with them.
- Claire: It'll pass us by tonight. John is quite calm about it.
- Justine: Does that calm you down?
- Claire: Yes, of course. Well, John studies things. He always has.
- Justine: The earth is evil. We don't need to grieve for it.
- Claire: What?
- Justine: Nobody will miss it.
- Claire: But where would Leo grow up?
- Justine: All I know is, life on earth is evil.
- Claire: There may be life somewhere else.
- Justine: But there isn't.
- Claire: How do you know?
- Justine: Because I know things.
- Claire: Oh yes, you always imagined you did.
- Justine: I know we're alone.
- Claire: I don't think you know that at all.
- Justine: Six hundred and seventy eight. The bean lottery. Nobody guessed the number of beans in the bottle.
- Claire: No, that's right.
- Justine: But I know. Six hundred and seventy eight.
- Claire: Well, perhaps. But what does that prove?
- Justine: That I know things. And when I say we're alone, we're alone. Life is only on earth. And not for long.
- Claire: I want us to be together when it happens. Maybe out- outside on the terrace. Help me Justine. I want to do this the right way.
- Justine: You'd better do is quickly.
- Claire: A glass of wine, together, maybe.
- Justine: You want me to have a glass of wine on your terrace?
- Claire: Yes. Will... will you do it, Sis?
- Justine: How about a song? Beethoven's Ninth. Something like that? Maybe we could light some candles. You want us to gather on your terrace to sing a song, have a glass of wine, the three of us?
- Claire: Yes. That would make me happy.
- Justine: Do you know what I think of your plan?
- Claire: No. I was hoping you might like it.
- Justine: I think it's a piece of shit.
- Claire: Justine, please. I just want it to be nice.
- Justine: Nice? Why don't we meet on the fuckin' toilet?
- Claire: Then let's not.
- Justine: You're damn right, let's not.
- Claire: Sometimes I hate you so much, Justine.