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Melancholia begins with the end

Lars Von Trier, the director of Melancholia, has released more information about the movie. The known aspects of the plot are as follows: The story revolves around two sisters (Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg), one of will marry Alexander Skarsgard. Other members of the cast include Stellan Skarsgard, John Hurt and Kieefer Sutherland.

Originally, Trier only said that the film will begin with “the world being crushed”, now, thanks to the book Genius we have some more to go on.

In ‘Melancholia’ I start with the end. Because what is interesting is not what happens but how it happens! So we begin by seeing the world being crushed, then we can tell the story afterwards… In this way you don’t have to sit and form theories about what will happen, but can delve down into some other levels and become interested in the pictures and the universe – that’s what I imagine.

The movie will be released Summer 2011