Department of Germanic Studies

Dogville

Lars von Trier (2003)

Mon, October 15, 2012 | Burdine Hall 337

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Dogville
Dogville

Dogville

Late one night, a beautiful and well-dressed young woman, Grace, arrives in the mountainous old mining town of Dogville as a fugitive. Persuaded by Tom, the self-appointed moral spokesman, the town agrees to hide Grace, and in return she freely helps the locals. However, when the Sheriff from a neighboring town posts a Missing notice, advertising a reward for revealing her whereabouts, the townsfolk require a better deal from Grace in return for their silence; and when the Sheriff returns some weeks later with a Wanted poster, even though the citizens know her to be innocent of the false charges against her, the town's sense of goodness takes a sinister turn and the price of Grace's freedom becomes a workload and treatment akin to that of a slave. However, Grace has a deadly secret that the townsfolk will eventually encounter. With Nicole Kidman and Lauren Bacall.

This film is part of the Lars von Trier film series.

For more information contact Jakob Holm.

Sponsored by: The Department of Germanic Studies

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