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Dogville

5 Ratings: 3.4
A movie directed by Lars von Trier

The latest galvanizing and controversial film from Lars von Trier (Dancer in the Dark,Breaking the Waves,The Kingdom),Dogvilleuses ingenious theatricality to tell the Depression-era story of Grace (Nicole Kidman,The Others), a beautiful fugitive who … see full wiki

Director: Lars von Trier
Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 26, 2004
MPAA Rating: R
4 reviews about Dogville
review by . March 17, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: Story, acting, pacing, narration      Cons: Length and it requires much attention, so watch in pieces      The Bottom Line: It is hard to like von Trier films because of what is basically different flavors of meanness, but some of them are worth the effort--this is one.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. Lars von Trier is a difficult director who stretches the bounds of emotion …
review by . May 18, 2006
Pros: Nicole Kidman as usual.     Cons: Lack of a real movie set!     The Bottom Line: In Dogville the story got lost along with the walls, windows, street lamps, doors, grass, bushes, and anything the resembled real drama.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. I do not like live plays; there is something about the fake scenery, and the slow plodding way in which a story unfolds that turns me off. …
review by . October 06, 2005
I tend to pick through new releases in movies much as I do books in bookstores: I avoid the ones in great, showy piles with titles we've all heard ad nauseum and take a more careful look at those with single copies, perhaps at the back of the shelf, perhaps to find buried treasure. That was how I found "Dogville."    The solid cast hinted at quality: Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall, Paul Bettany, Ben Gazzara, James Caan, and many others. Director Lars Von Trier has put together …
review by . August 26, 2004
posted in Movie Hype
DOGVILLE is unlike almost any film you will see. Writer Director Lars von Trier once again has dared to pry open the truths concealed by conventional facades to examine the human condition, the plight of human survival in a world populated by intimidated individuals who only define their public identity by affiliating/identifying with the Norm. In so many ways this story with a Prologue and Nine Chapters is a morality play ad as such it is piercingly poignant and superbly constructed. This film …
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