The known plot details of Lars Von Trier’s disaster movie, “Melancholia” are still taking shape, but the casting is solid. Absurdly gifted French chanteuse, Charlotte Gainsbourg, returns to work with the Danish director after starring in his controversial blow out, “Antichrist.”
Perhaps she was reminiscing about onscreen clitorectomy and the hellscape that was their prior collaboration when Gainsbourg stated, “It will be completely different to last time.” She added, “What’s attractive about working with Lars von Trier is actually him. The experience of being directed by him is so special. I’d never expected anything like it, and I would like that experience again. For me the relationship with the director is more important than the script.” [Guardian]
Obvously, Gainsbourg is not alone in her special appreciation of the director. She’s joined by Kiefer Sutherland, “True Blood” star Alexander Skarsgård, his real life pops Stellan Skarsgård, John Hurt, Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Rampling, and probably my favorite German actor of all time, Udo Kier.
So far I gather that the film revolves around the relationship of two sisters, Gainsbourg and Dunst, as a rogue planet heads on a collision course towards Earth. A top contender for feel-good film of 2011 I’m sure. No word yet on whether or not we’ll get any Charlotte on the soundtrack (highly doubtful), but her last record inspired by a joyous experience she had inside a Hospital’s MRI machine, has some material that should be considered.