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Dogville
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Lars Von Trier


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.

 

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Film Info

RUNTIME - 177 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2003

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

LANGUAGE - English

ATTRIBUTES - Full-Frame

SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -

DVD Features:

Region 1

Keep Case

Full Frame - 1.33

Audio:

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Director

Lars Von Trier

Producer

Vibeke Windelov

Screenwriter

Lars Von Trier

Star(s)

John Hurt

Star(s)

Nicole Kidman

Star(s)

James Caan

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Press

"Von Trier's occasional static overhead shots are strangely beautiful..."

- David Thompson, Sight and Sound

"It really is a masterpiece -- von Trier's first, as it happens."

- Glenn Kenny, Premiere

 

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