Dogville

Dogville

Streaming Video - 2004
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When a beautiful young Grace (Nicole Kidman) arrives in the isolated township of Dogville, the small community agrees to hide her from a gang of ruthless gangsters, and, in return, Grave agrees to do odd jobs for the townspeople. But as the search for her intensifies, they demand a much better deal. What they don't know is that Grace has a dangerous secret, and their quiet little town will never be the same.
Publisher: [United States]: Lionsgate, 2004
Branch Call Number: E-VIDEO
Characteristics: video file
digital
1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 175 min.)) : sd., col

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nellybells
Dec 17, 2017

Three hour long film and I was riveted every second. It plays out as a horrifying fairy tale - the grimmest Grimm. A stranger, a woman, comes to Dogville. A small town, done as an elaborate stage set - absolutely brilliant design. Who is she, why has she come, will the residents accept her and let her stay, and how will she fare? Done in 9 parts with a voice-over. Nicole Kidman is breathtaking as Grace. I can see why people didn't like it--the movie cuts away any semblance of comfort zone, and it's long. I think it was worth every minute.

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Maoisdead
Oct 20, 2017

This movie was an amazing viewing experience. It was created in a sort of stage like play format. Minimal props were used and all that you see is a black background as if the stage itself was situated in front of some black abyss. Upon first watching this movie I thought I was going to watch a less than mediocre prerecorded play for PBS. It initially is unappealing to the eye to watch. However, the story line is wonderfully rich and complex and the acting is very well done. You soon find yourself enthralled in the story line and realize that it is so powerful/well done that the lack of visual screen set design is not an issue.

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CatfoodShawn
Apr 10, 2017

This one was a long slog that I simply could not bring myself to sit through for more than ten or fifteen minutes. Judge me as you will. I just couldn't take another second of the pretentiousness of this thing. You might have more patience than I do.

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morsh
Aug 13, 2016

Movie asks the question - is Grace, measuring others to a lower standard than how we measure ourself a form of arrogance? Does holding people accountable for their actions result from our seeing them as our equals ?

LifeSpeaker Sep 09, 2014

not good

CoachKleats Apr 13, 2014

This movie is unique and thought-provoking. Usually, I avoid three hour movies, but this one sucked me in; perhaps the chapter format made it more appealing. Stick with it through the end, it's worth it.

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nptphoto
Jan 20, 2014

Utterly horrendous in terms of writing, directing, and most of the acting. Von Trier's contrivances on the topic of corruption are so bleatingly obvious as to be grotesque insults toward humanity. Also, it's a slog. Oh, and if you didn't already know that all men are horrible sexual miscreants, this 3-hour film will leave no doubts left. Gee, thanx, Larzzzzzzz.

IClare Jan 09, 2014

Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

catpdx Apr 14, 2012

Experimental does not equal great - or even good in the case of this film... The novelty wore off pretty quickly for me and then I turned the movie off too.

steps77 Dec 13, 2011

Agree with noisexorcist - you have to see this movie if you love movies as art, not only entertainment. This one will horrify the viewer if he is not already at mankind's vilest traits.

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