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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.
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