The setting is the marriage Justine (Dunst) to Michael ('True Blood's Alexander Skarsgard), but while small domestic dramas are playing themselves out, a mysterious planet is also making its ominous way towards earth.
'Armageddon,' this is not. The mood seems, well, melancholic, with swings toward soap-opera-ish high drama. Last year, von Trier described the film only as being "about two sisters and a planet."
Scenes of Dunst hint at a sci-fi element, as she appears to be channeling 'Heroes' electricity-generating mutant, Elle.
In a Danish interview, von Trier said that he considers all of his previous films to end happily, and that this will be the first with an unhappy ending, a bold statement considering how much murder, self-mutilation and other tragedies usually befall his characters.
What do you think? Would you check it out even if you're not a von Trier fan?