'Melancholia'

Several critics groups, including the Los Angeles film critics, lauded <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB0017764995" title="Lars von Trier" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/lars-von-trier-PECLB0017764995.topic">Lars von Trier's</a> depressive science fiction <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="GENRE000062" title="Drama (genre)" href="/topic/arts-culture/genres/drama-%28genre%29-GENRE000062.topic">drama</a> and praised the performance of its star, <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PECLB001494" title="Kirsten Dunst" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/kirsten-dunst-PECLB001494.topic">Kirsten Dunst</a>. But the complete lack of nominations for the film makes one wonder whether its Danish director's comments about <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCIG00000044" title="Nazi Party" href="/topic/politics/parties-movements/nazi-party-ORCIG00000044.topic">Nazis</a> and Hitler at the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVFES000023" title="Cannes Film Festival" href="/topic/entertainment/movies/film-festivals/cannes-film-festival-EVFES000023.topic">Cannes Film Festival</a> damaged his Oscar chances.

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Several critics groups, including the Los Angeles film critics, lauded Lars von Trier's depressive science fiction drama and praised the performance of its star, Kirsten Dunst. But the complete lack of nominations for the film makes one wonder whether its Danish director's comments about Nazis and Hitler at the Cannes Film Festival damaged his Oscar chances.

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