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Dogville (2003)

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Coming Out at 21 May 2003 in theaters

Crime, Drama

Dogville is crime revenge tragedy film written and directed by Lars von Trier, and starring an ensemble cast led by Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall, Paul Bettany, Chloë Sevigny, Stellan Skarsgård, Udo Kier, Ben Gazzara, Harriet Andersson, and James Caan. It is a parable that uses an extremely minimal, stage-like set to tell the story of Grace Mulligan (Kidman), a woman hiding from mobsters, who arrives in the small mountain town of Dogville, Colorado, and is provided refuge in return for physical labor.

The film is the first in von Trier’s projected USA – Land of Opportunities trilogy, which was followed by Manderlay (2005) and is projected to be completed with Washington. The film was in competition for the Palme d’Or at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival but Gus Van Sant’s Elephant won the award. It was screened at various film festivals before receiving a limited release in the US on March 26, 2004.

The story of Dogville is told in nine chapters and a prologue, with a one-sentence description of each chapter given in the film, in the vein of such chapter headings in many 19th-century novels.

Director: Lars von Trier

Writer: Lars von Trier

Stars: Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall, Paul Bettany, Chloë Sevigny, Stellan Skarsgård, Udo Kier, Ben Gazzara

Cast:

Nicole KidmanGrace Margaret Mulligan
Harriet AnderssonGloria
Lauren BacallMa Ginger
Jean-Marc BarrThe Man with the Big Hat
Paul BettanyTom Edison
Blair BrownMrs. Henson
James CaanThe Big Man
Patricia ClarksonVera
Jeremy DaviesBill Henson
Ben GazzaraJack McKay
Philip Baker HallTom Edison Sr.
Thom HoffmanGangster
Siobhan Fallon HoganMartha
John HurtNarrator (voice)
Zeljko IvanekBen
John Randolph JonesGangster
Udo KierThe Man in the Coat
Cleo KingOlivia
Miles PurintonJason
Bill RaymondMr. Henson
Chloë SevignyLiz Henson
Shauna ShimJune
Stellan SkarsgårdChuck
Evelina BrinkemoAthena
Anna BrobeckOlympia
Tilde LindgrenPandora
Evelina LundqvistDiana
Helga OlofssonDahlia
Ulf AnderssonAdditional Cast
Jan CosterAdditional Cast
Mattias FredrikssonAdditional Cast
Andreas GalleAdditional Cast
Barry GrantAdditional Cast
László HágóAdditional Cast
Niklas HenrikssonAdditional Cast
Mikael JohanssonAdditional Cast
Hans KarlssonAdditional Cast
Lee R. KingAdditional Cast
Oskar KirkbakkAdditional Cast
Ingvar ÖrnerAdditional Cast
Erich SilvaAdditional Cast
Kent VikmoAdditional Cast
Eric VogeAdditional Cast
Ove WolfAdditional Cast

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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