Dogville R

A quiet little town not far from here.
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Format:  DVD
item number:  XRI 16234D
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 57 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: August 24, 2004
  • Originally Released: 2003
  • Label: Lions Gate
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary:
      1. Director - Lars von Tier
      2. Cinematographer - Anthony Dad Mantle

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 167


User Ratings: 55,261
For its exuberance and its difference, its fine performances and its devastating finale, Dogville is essential viewing. Full Review
London Evening Standard
Jan 9, 2018
Rating: 4/4 -- A bold, beautiful work of art. Full Review
The Dispatch (Lexington, NC)
Jun 5, 2019
[Lars von Trier] is a ruthless provocateur with a practical joker's sensibility.
New York Times
Mar 26, 2004
[D]arkly funny, intellectually challenging...
USA Today
Mar 26, 2004
There's nothing static about [Von Trier's] technique, but everything else about the movie is dreary and closed off.
New York Magazine/Vulture
Aug 7, 2004
For all of "Dogville's" strengths -- its powerful performances, the ingenious staging, how quickly and completely the audience accepts its stylized reality -- its take-home message is, ultimately, measly. Full Review
Washington Post
Sep 26, 2005
[Director] Trier attempts to pass this off as art, when really it's just ridiculous. Full Review
Cinema Crazed
Apr 29, 2009

Product Description:

Set in the 1930s during the Great Depression in the Rocky Mountains, DOGVILLE is Lars von Trier's comment on Americana and his uniquely perverse view of small town life. With period costumes, a narrative that reads like a naughty OUR TOWN, and flashes of THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER--which is being read by one of the characters--von Trier sets the scene. Using nothing more than a black floor on which white chalk lines and labels mark out houses and landmarks such as the mine and the store, the film is essentially a play. With only minimal props, the emphasis is on the script and the performances.

Dogville is a tiny town consisting of just seven households and 15 adults total. Tom Edison (Paul Bettany) is the resident philosopher, who plans to write a book about morality but has not yet begun. He also serves as the town mayor, holding community meetings in the local church. When a beautiful woman, Grace (Nicole Kidman), arrives in town claiming she is being chased by thugs, Dogville welcomes her and agrees to harbor her--at cost. Grace must prove herself to Dogville's residents, first through physical labor, then through friendship, then through utterly astonishing sacrifices that, in classic von Trier style, go way beyond anything viewers might imagine. A bizarre and disturbing film, DOGVILLE features an all-star cast including Chloe Sevigny, Stellan Skarsgard, Ben Gazzara, James Caan, Harriet Andersson, Lauren Bacall, and narration by John Hurt.


Production Notes:

  • This movie screened in October 2003 as part of the 41st New York Film Festival organized by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and in March 2004 at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas.

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