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Lars von Trier calls his new film about depression and apocalypse a "rom com"

Lars von Trier calls Melancholia a “rom com” but I don’t think anybody else would since the movie opens (and closes) with the obliteration of the entire planet. “No more happy endings,” the dour Dane proclaims. But despite a wedding reception from hell and a beautiful and brilliant depiction of depression, this is not a sad movie. Maybe that is because, for a melancholic like Von Trier, the end of all life in the…

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