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    It's Official: Lars Von Trier Won't Go To Jail For Those Comments He Made At Cannes

    Just when we thought the whole overblown "controversy" about Lars Von Trier's admittedly unfortunate comments this spring at Cannes -- which at the end of the day were the result of a joke gone horribly, horribly awry -- this fall police in Denmark launched an investigation into the in...

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    Von Trier Prosecutor Talks to THR: Cannes Gaffe Charges Dropped

    The Hollywood Reporter spoke exclusively to Jean-Michel Cailleau, Grasse's public prosecutor, who says "the case has been officially closed," meaning von Trier will not be charged for his infamous statements at the Cannes Film Festival during a press conference for his film "Melancholia."

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    Melancholia, directed by Lars von Trier and starring Kirsten Dunst

    Lars von Trier is not a brother who provokes a neutral response: there are those who feel he can do no wrong, and then there are naysayers like me. Although I consider Dancer in the Dark one of the best movies of the last decade, I swore I’d never sit through another of his films after suffering thr...

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    The Films Of Lars von Trier: A Retrospective

    What with all his provocations and (usually) self-manufactured controversies, it's sometimes easy to forget that Lars von Trier is a truly gifted filmmaker, who yes, is a prankster and trickster as well, but also a man who imbues his characters with a rich sensitivity, even if the conditions the...

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    Critic's Notebook: The Difference Between Brett Ratner and Lars Von Trier

    Critic's Notebook: The Essential Difference Between Brett Ratner and Lars Von Trier

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    Here Are The Top Grossing Lars von Trier Films

    In honor of the North American release of "Melancholia" this weekend, Indiewire is taking a look at Lars von Trier's top grossing films Stateside. Mr. von Trier is known for many things, but box office success in North America is probably not one of them.

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    Critical Consensus: Hoberman and Taubin on 'Melancholia' and 'J. Edgar'

    Welcome to the first installment of Critical Consensus, a biweekly feature in which two critics from Indiewire’s Criticwire network discuss new releases with Indiewire’s chief film critic, Eric Kohn.

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    Apocalypses Now and Then: Von Trier’s Melancholia vs. Anderson’s Magnolia

    In his “Now and Then” column this week, Matt Brennan examines two visionary directors’ takes on the end of the world as we know it — controversial Dane Lars von Trier’s Melancholia (on VOD now, in theaters Friday) and Paul Thomas Anderson’s sprawling 1999 classic ...

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    European Film Award Nominations Favor Melancholia, The Artist

    The European Film Academy nominations for the European Film Awards 2011 at the Seville European Film Festival were voted on by more than 2,500 EFA members who will now vote for winners to be presented during the awards ceremony on December 3 in Berlin. Continuing their march toward Oscar are The Art...

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    Charlotte Gainsbourg of "Melancholia" Talks Lars von Trier and Her Latest Album

    Despite what Kirsten Dunst's Cannes Best Actress coup for "Melancholia" would lead you to believe, Lars von Trier's latest drama is essentially a two-handed affair. The film is split into two sections, the first titled 'Justine' (Dunst's character); the second '...

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