Department of Germanic Studies

Manderlay

Lars von Trier (2005)

Mon, October 22, 2012 | Burdine Hall 337

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Manderlay
Manderlay

Manderlay

Shortly after leaving Dogville, Grace and her father wander into a gated Alabama community still operating under the tenets of slavery. Appalled to stumble across a brutal scene in which a white master is viciously lashing his slave, Grace hastily intercedes and pleads with the abusive man to treat his workers with respect and dignity. When merciless matriarchal plantation owner Mam dies shortly thereafter, the remaining slaves, who have never tasted freedom and only known life under "Mam's Law," implore the sympathetic Grace to help ease their turbulent transition toward democratic rule. It has disastrous results. With Bryce Dallas Howard, Danny Glover and Willem Dafoe.

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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