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11,812 Ratings


Directed by Lars von Trier
Denmark, Sweden, 2003
Drama, Avant-Garde
  • English
  • English, Romanian, Turkish


Set in a small fictional town in the U.S. during the 1930s. Filmed in a studio with a minimal set, it tells the story of Grace, a young girl on the run from gangsters, who takes refuge in the small mining town of Dogville.

Our take

One part Brechtian experiment, and one part send up of America, Lars von Trier imported English language stars (including Nicole Kidman) and staged a 1930s gangsters’ tale in a studio stripped of all realism but blistered with turmoil. You’ve never seen anything like this!

Dogville Directed by Lars von Trier

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