Grace (Nicole Kidman), a beautiful fugitive on the run, hides in the isolated town of Dogville, where she goes to work in return for protection. But when the mob tracks her down, the town suddenly demands a better deal, and she learns the hard way that in Dogville, goodness is relative. But Grace has a secret and it is a dangerous one. Dogville may regret it ever began to bare its teeth...
As you can see from the reviews, this one will divide audiences- some will loathe its stagy feel and preachy script and will find it hard to love the imagine-it-yourself set, complete with actors pretending to open and close non-existent doors. Even so, you’ve got to hand it to von Trier- it takes guts to sell this concept to high-rolling actors and producers and he ultimately delivers something fresh, original and completely unlike the stuff we see every week. Shame so many people hated it!
One of the best films ever made. The sparse staging and set is off-putting at first but by the end it somehow does not matter. Excellent acting, It forces you to consider more carefully where you stand on issues of morality and justice by exposing our inherent, and often sub-conscious, bias as people.