The Apocalypse According to Lars von Trier

Andrei SIMUŢ


This paper focuses on Lars Von Trier΄s latest film in a double relation, with his previous filmography and with disaster film genre, investigating how Melancholia stands apart from both series of film, both Trier΄s and the apocalyptic genre.

Keywords: apocalyptic, romantic film, three-act structure, Dogme 95, High Romanticism, disaster movie, end of the world