Life is only on Earth. And not for long.
MELANCHOLIA is a 2011 film about depression and the end of the world.
- 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.
- Close your eyes. Hold my hand.
- It's a planet that has been hiding behind the sun. Now it passes by us. It's called a flyby.
- 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.