Director: Lars von Trier Cast: Nicole Kidman, John Hurt, Paul Bettany


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Lars von Trier directs an all-star cast in his controversial Dogville, which comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by von Trier and his cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle. Von Trier is one of the most polarizing figures in world cinema and this commentary track will appeal to his fans and aggravate his detractors in equal measure.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/24/2004
UPC: 0031398162346
Original Release: 2003
Rating: R
Source: Lions Gate
Region Code: 1
Time: 2:57:00

Special Features

Commentary by director Lars von Trier and cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle; Closed captioning; 5.1 Dolby Digital

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nicole Kidman Grace
John Hurt Narrator
Paul Bettany Tom Edison
Philip Baker Hall Tom Edison Sr.
James Caan The Big Man
Stellan Skarsgård Chuck
Jeremy Davies Bill Henson
Chloë Sevigny Liz Henson
Patricia Clarkson Vera
Ben Gazzara Jack McKay
Blair Brown Mrs. Henson
Lauren Bacall Ma Ginger
Zeljko Ivanek Ben
Harriet Andersson Gloria
Udo Kier The Man in the Coat
Cleo King Olivia
Miles Purinton Jason
Bill Raymond Mr. Henson
Siobhan Fallon-Hogan Martha
Shauna Shim June
Jean-Marc Barr The Man With the Big Hat
Erich Silva Actor
Trinity Stiles Actor
Jimmy Uller Chuck
Cynthia Almeida body double
Ulf Anderson Actor
Max Angervall body double
Robert Arlinder body double
Evelina Brinkemo Athena
Anna Brobeck Olympia
Jan Coster Actor
Eva Ermenz body double
Elisabeth Falk body double
Mattias Fredriksson Actor
Atle Fägersten body double
Andreas Galle Actor
Barry Grant Actor
Niklas Henriksson Actor
Lásl Hágó Actor
Gunnar Johansson body double
Mikael Johansson Actor
Sonny Johnson body double
Hans Karlsson Actor
Susan Ketola body double
Lee R. King Actor
Kirkbakk. Oskar Actor
Sara Klingvall body double
Patricia Page Leandersson body double
Tilde Lindgren Pandora
Cecilia Lindquist body double
Åke Ljung body double
Evelina Lundqvist Diana
Alexandra Mehrstam body double
Sune Myrfalk body double
Helga Olofsson Dahlia
Kent Vikmo Actor
Eric Voge Actor
Ove Wolf Actor
Fafnnette Zetterström body double
Ingvar Örner Actor
Allan Wilson Conductor

Technical Credits
Lars von Trier Director,Camera Operator,Screenwriter
Kollekt APS Agent
B.S. Christiancen & Co. Special Effects
Gillian Berrie Co-producer
Lene Børglum Executive Producer
Bettina Brokemper Co-producer
Arte France Cinema Co-producer
France 3 Cinema Co-producer
Jack Collier Cinematographer
Linda Daae Screenwriter
Anja Dahl Makeup
Louise Drake Set Decoration/Design
Pétur Einarsson Sound Editor
English Score Composer
Tomas Eskilsson Associate Producer
Malte Forssel Consultant/advisor
Peter Garde Executive Producer
Anja Grafers Co-producer
Peter Grant Production Designer
Simone Grau Set Decoration/Design
Peter Hjorth Special Effects Supervisor
Joachim Holbek Musical Arrangement
Marleen Holthuis Makeup
Peter Jensen Special Effects
Peter Aalbæk Jensen Executive Producer
Lars Jönsson Executive Producer
Karl Juliusson Consultant/advisor,Production Designer
Avy Kaufman Casting
Dorothea Lange Cinematographer
Russel Lee Cinematographer
Anthony Dod Mantle Cinematographer
Robert McCann Makeup
Carl Mydans Cinematographer
Joyce Nettles Casting
Lene Nielsen Production Manager
Hanna Nilsson Casting
Turid Øversveen Associate Producer
Edith Film OY Associate Producer
Charlotte Pederson Production Manager
Liisa Pentillä Associate Producer
Manon Rasmussen Costumes/Costume Designer
Anders Refn Asst. Director
Mike Ross-Trevor Sound Mixer
Arthur Rothstein Cinematographer
Peter Ryom Consultant/advisor
Ben Shan Cinematographer
A. Siegel Cinematographer
Sigma Films Ltd/Zoma Ltd Co-producer
Marianne Slot Executive Producer
Molly Malene Stensgaard Editor
Per Streit Sound/Sound Designer
Mari Vaalasranta Makeup
J. Vachon Cinematographer
Anders Valbro Musical Direction/Supervision
Els Van De Vorst Co-producer
Vibeke Windeløv Producer
Tina Winholt Production Manager

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Prologue [8:51]
2. Tom Hears Gunshots and Meets Grace [9:41]
3. Tom Introduces Grace [9:36]
4. Grace Tries to Help the Township [6:55]
5. Grace's First Day of Hard Work [10:14]
6. Grace Interferes With the Townspeople's Secrets [5:24]
7. The Townspeople are Deciding Grace's Future [6:31]
8. Grace Spreads Joy in Dogville [3:31]
9. Law Enforcement Comes to Dogville [3:05]
10. The Day of Celebration [8:35]
11. Grace Becomes More Costly for the Townspeople [15:42]
12. Dogville's True Face [3:32]
13. Rape [5:14]
14. Everybody Turns Against Grace [11:27]
15. Grace Escapes From Dogville [14:23]
16. Exploitation [9:14]
17. Tom Wants to Make Love to Grace [17:54]
18. The Gangsters Come to Dogville [9:32]
19. The Final Illustration [12:43]
20. Credits [5:17]

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Dogville 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best movies of all time. Its archetypal message is universal to the world as a whole and casts a cynic and sometimes perhaps pessimistic view of reality of human condition.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Yes, this is a good movie, but you must appreciate live stage performances to truly enjoy this movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Ok, so the stage is set (literally) and you learn a little bit about the town from the opening scene. At 1st it strikes you as just another 'Americana' type film, but it's way more than meets the eye. There are no elaborate settings in the mountains, train station, etc., the whole thing was shot on a sound stage. You know a door was opened because they make the motion with their hands and the sound is heard instantly, so get your imagination up to par for this one. Once you can get past the 'play setting', you'll be in for a treat. Nicole was her best, by chapter 3 I felt her desperation and urgency and need to fit in. The people of Dogville are strange, yet so very like ourselves or people we know, it hits home in the subtlest way, these people are you and you know it...and it shames you. Like most small towns Dogville is full of little secrets and quirks that make any small town function and interesting at the same time. Grace (Kidman) does her best to stay among their good graces in order to remain in the town and it quickly turns into something like a car accident scene, it's gross but you just can't help but look. I literally caught myself feeling embarrassed and ashamed for the characters & actually looking away...that's a 1st for me. Give this film a chance, yes it's lengthy, yes it's complicated, but it will teach you a little something about the human condition. I think the most disturbing thing about this film is that you can see bits & pieces of yourself in almost every character, not to mention the ending is justifiably gratifying. I hope Kidman receives the kudos she deserves for this film with an Oscar nod and Lars Von Trier...what can I say other than you've done it again! Go watch this, rent it, buy it, it's a masterpiece wrapped up in brown paper bagging waiting to be discovered.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the best movies I've seen in a long time. This movie while three hours long, is definetly worth the wait. The movie itself is spectacular but the ending is one of the best I've ever seen on a dramatic film. Nicole deserves another best actress Oscar for this one. As well the supporting cast define their roles. A must-buy (or at least a must-see.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a morality play for goodness sake, not a political statement, as some reviewers insist. Regardless of what von Trier might think of USA, it is a great film depicting the paradoxes of virtue and evil. The locale is irrelevant.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought it was gonna be another another romance movie shown. and i thought that the setting would really be hmmm less fictional i thought it was gonna change in the middle but i got into it and didn't care I WAS HOOKED and i really got into it Good Movie
Guest More than 1 year ago
I must say, the film is much more than it seems. I would rather have seen it set in a "real world" setting. The "Stage" environment gave it a artsy feel that seemed to be trying to hard. There was really no reason for it, except perhaps to make the cheapest movie possible. Having said that: What makes this movie superb is the ending. What makes the ending so great is that you did not know you were heading there. Not like most "twist ending". There is no twist. However you may be startled to find yourself so conflicted on the proper emotion. Satisfaction or horror? See the movie. It hits you in the gut at the end and makes the 3 hours worthwhile. At least once.
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