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  1. Jessica
    September 17, 2011

    I think you’re spot on with this review. A beautiful text about a beautiful movie. While I don’t think Melancholia will be everyone’s cup of tea, I loved it. The images were breathtaking, and particularly the end was stunning. It didn’t matter that I knew what would happen right from the beginning, I was equally shaken up by it.

    Even if it’s basically a movie about depression, I actually thought it worked pretty well as an End-of-the-world movie. A very low-tech one. You don’t need a chaotic NASA control room to create the tension. All it takes is a small piece of steel wire.

    I hope this movie can get some attention now that the director isn’t around pulling it all to himself by odd statements… It was unfortunate, what happened at Cannes.

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  2. Black Sheep
    September 26, 2011

    It was a much more human take on the end of the world. No bells and whistles, like you said, just what this family is experiencing.

    The fact that Lars von Trier does’t travel to North America, it should be a little easier to distance the film from his persona. He recently took back his apology for calling himself a Nazi. He cares more about himself than his films obviously. It’s as if he doesn’t realize or doesn’t care that his actions will impact how many people see this fantastic film.

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  3. Anonymous
    October 14, 2011

    good review

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  4. Stevan, Belgrade
    October 14, 2011

    good review…

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