Zentropa Entertainments, Memfis Film, Zentropa International Sweden,

Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alexander Skarsgård, Kiefer Sutherland, Brady Corbet, Cameron Spurr, Charlotte Rampling, Jesper Christensen, John Hurt, Stellan Skarsgård, Udo Kier

This is the tale of two sisters. To say their relationship is strained is the understatement of the year. The younger, Justine (Kirsten Dunst) is about to get married. The older, Claire (Charlotte Gainsbourg) is married and has a beautiful home and little boy. They live in the country and the wedding is planned by Claire in their home, and she is completely controlling and wants everything to happen according to plan and on-time. Justine is a free spirit. But it happens a large mysterious new planet is passing very close to the earth in what just may be a collision with the Earth. So they all must face the fact that this may be the end.

This is not nearly as much of a science fiction movie as it is a dramatic view of people and the meaning in their life. It’s very surreal and slow developing, and there are many underlying themes. This is a very unusual film, and one that is sure to keep you thinking. It’s full of allegory, and hidden meanings. The director, Lars, von Trier has a history of films like this, and many people hated this as they expected a giant space / science fiction explosive story, and this is not about this. It’s about the problems people suffer, and two sisters who are very opposite, but perhaps share similar maladies. So I really enjoyed it, but I have to admit, it would probably be a lot better without the first 10 minutes or so which is really, really, REALLY WEIRD!!! I think that was the director trying to please himself and it doesn’t really fit with the film in any way. But once you get past that, the film is divided into two parts. Part one is Justine’s point of view, and Part Two is Claire’s point of view. But the story seems to be chronological from beginning to end. All in all, I enjoyed it, and I have reflected back on the film for quite a while now. Excellent film.

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    Ed's Review Dot Com » Movie Review – The Future (2011) {R} said

    May 16 2012 @ 11:07 am

    […] this is not a film that appeals to me. I enjoy films that make you think about things (See my review of Melancholia for a artsy film that I really enjoyed). But this is a narcissistic pile of junk with no redeeming qualities that I can see. Oh, and the […]

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