A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is two-faced and offers to harbor Grace as long as she can make it worth their effort, so Grace works hard under the employ of various townspeople to win their favor. Tensions flare, however, and Grace’s status as a helpless outsider provokes vicious contempt and abuse from the citizens of Dogville.
Tagline:A quiet little town not far from here.
Country:Denmark, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom
Director:Lars von Trier
Cast:Anna Brobeck, Ben Gazzara, Bill Raymond, Blair Brown, Chloë Sevigny, Cleo King, Erich Silva, Evelina Brinkemo, Evelina Lundqvist, Harriet Andersson, Helga Olofsson, Ingvar Örner, James Caan, Jan Coster, Jean-Marc Barr, Jeremy Davies, John Hurt, John Randolph Jones, Lauren Bacall, Miles Purinton, Nicole Kidman, Patricia Clarkson, Paul Bettany, Philip Baker Hall, Shauna Shim, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Stellan Skarsgård, Thom Hoffman, Tilde Lindgren, Udo Kier, Zeljko Ivanek