History Film / Dogville

24th Mar '16 4:58:40 AM TheAmazingBlachman
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* KickTheSonOfABitch [[spoiler: Grace may have been wrong in ordering the deaths of the townspeople but it's hard not to understand why she did it.]]

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* KickTheSonOfABitch [[spoiler: Grace may have been wrong in ordering the deaths of the townspeople but it's not hard not to understand why she did it.]]
20th Feb '16 10:00:40 PM aye_amber
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[[caption-width-right:358:There's nothing beyond there.]]

''Dogville'' is a minimalist drama directed by Creator/LarsVonTrier and starring, among others, Creator/NicoleKidman, Paul Bettany and LaurenBacall. It's based on the poem "Jenny die Seeräuberbraut" ("Music/PirateJenny" or "The Black Freighter") from Creator/BertoltBrecht's ''Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera''. It's also inspired, in part, by Friedrich Dürrenmatt's play ''Theatre/TheVisit''. It is very, ''very'' hard to watch, and '''not for kids''', despite getting a 12+ rating in some countries.

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[[caption-width-right:358:There's [[caption-width-right:358: There's nothing beyond there.]]

''Dogville'' is a minimalist drama directed by Creator/LarsVonTrier and starring, among others, Creator/NicoleKidman, Paul Bettany and LaurenBacall. It's based on the poem "Jenny die Seeräuberbraut" ("Music/PirateJenny" or "The Black Freighter") from Creator/BertoltBrecht's ''Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera''. It's also inspired, in part, by Friedrich Dürrenmatt's play ''Theatre/TheVisit''. ''Theatre/TheVisit.'' It is very, ''very'' hard to watch, and '''not for kids''', despite getting a 12+ rating in some countries.



At first it was conceived as trilogy, and the sequel, titled ''{{Film/Manderlay}}'' (based in part on Brecht's opera ''Theatre/TheRiseAndFallOfTheCityOfMahagonny'') takes Grace ([[TheOtherDarrin now played by]] Bryce Dallas Howard) to the DeepSouth and comments on racism, but it was not as well-received as ''Dogville'' was. The third installment, ''Wasington'', [[DevelopmentHell may never get made]], but let's hope.

The film is highly popular as a topic of scientific research, and at least half of all publications about the film mention its trauma-inducing psychological effects. About half of those, in turn, ''focus'' on it.

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At first it was conceived as trilogy, and the sequel, titled ''{{Film/Manderlay}}'' ''Film/{{Manderlay}}'' (based in part on Brecht's opera ''Theatre/TheRiseAndFallOfTheCityOfMahagonny'') takes Grace ([[TheOtherDarrin now played by]] Bryce Dallas Howard) to the DeepSouth and comments on racism, but it was not as well-received as ''Dogville'' was. The third installment, ''Wasington'', ''Wasington,'' [[DevelopmentHell may never get made]], but let's hope.

hope.

The film is highly popular as a topic of scientific research, and at least half of all publications about the film mention its trauma-inducing trauma inducing psychological effects. About half of those, in turn, ''focus'' on it. \n



!!This film provides examples of:

* AristocratsAreEvil: Or in this case, rich people are evil [[spoiler:Averted with the townsfolk who manage to be evil while being miserably poor.]]

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!! This
film provides examples of:

* AristocratsAreEvil: Or in this case, rich people are evil [[spoiler:Averted [[spoiler: Averted with the townsfolk who manage to be evil while being miserably poor.]]



* BreakTheHaughty: [[spoiler:Vera]]
* CassandraTruth: [[spoiler:Chuck is never quite convinced Grace is what she seems she is. At the end he's right.]]

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* BreakTheHaughty: [[spoiler:Vera]]
[[spoiler: Vera.]]
* CassandraTruth: [[spoiler:Chuck [[spoiler: Chuck is never quite convinced Grace is what she seems she is. At the end he's right.]]



* ConfessionCam: Used by the director, so the actors could cope with the [[spoiler:gruesome shooting]]. It's on the DVD extras.

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* ConfessionCam: Used by the director, so the actors could cope with the [[spoiler:gruesome shooting]]. [[spoiler: gruesome shooting.]] It's on the DVD extras.



* ElephantInTheLivingRoom: Mr. [=McKay=] is blind, everyone knows he's blind, yet nobody dares to mention such a thing in front of him.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: TheMafia, who are quite comfortable with murder and extortion, are horrified and outraged when they discover that Grace has been abused and chained to her bed. [[spoiler: Of course, this is most likely because she was the daughter of their boss.]]
* HumansAreBastards: Something of a common theme in Creator/LarsVonTrier's work.

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* ElephantInTheLivingRoom: Mr. [=McKay=] [=Mc=]Kay is blind, everyone knows he's blind, yet nobody dares to mention such a thing in front of him.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: TheMafia, who are quite comfortable with murder and extortion, are horrified and outraged when they discover that Grace has been abused and chained to her bed. [[spoiler: Of course, this is most likely because she was the daughter of their boss.]]
]]
* HumansAreBastards: Something of a common theme in Creator/LarsVonTrier's work.



* InfantImmortality: [[spoiler:Averted.]]
* InterrogationByVandalism: the townspeople torture Grace by smashing her porcelain figures.
* IronicEcho: [[spoiler:Grace tells the mobsters to kill a kid named Jason first, then tell his mother that if she can hold back her tears they won't kill the rest. This comes after the woman in question smashed the dolls that Grace had bought with money she got from helping the townspeople, telling her that if she could hold back her tears she wouldn't destroy the rest.]]
* KickTheDog: Happens a LOT in this movie, and the movie showcases the dangers of Dog Kicking. [[spoiler: Literally averted at the end, where Grace prevents the mafia from killing the dog]].
* KickTheSonOfABitch [[spoiler:Grace may have been wrong in ordering the deaths of the townspeople but it's hard not to understand why she did it.]]
* [[spoiler:KillEmAll]]: Nicole Kidman's character takes the name of this trope literally and indeed sends her goons to kill the entire village, except the dog.

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* InfantImmortality: [[spoiler:Averted.[[spoiler: Averted.]]
* InterrogationByVandalism: the The townspeople torture Grace by smashing her porcelain figures.
* IronicEcho: [[spoiler:Grace [[spoiler: Grace tells the mobsters to kill a kid named Jason first, then tell his mother that if she can hold back her tears they won't kill the rest. This comes after the woman in question smashed the dolls that Grace had bought with money she got from helping the townspeople, telling her that if she could hold back her tears she wouldn't destroy the rest.]]
* KickTheDog: Happens a LOT in this movie, and the movie showcases the dangers of Dog Kicking. [[spoiler: Literally averted at the end, where Grace prevents the mafia from killing the dog]].
* KickTheSonOfABitch [[spoiler:Grace may have been wrong in ordering the deaths of the townspeople but it's hard not to understand why she did it.
dog.]]
* [[spoiler:KillEmAll]]: KickTheSonOfABitch [[spoiler: Grace may have been wrong in ordering the deaths of the townspeople but it's hard not to understand why she did it.]]
* [[spoiler: KillEmAll]]:
Nicole Kidman's character takes the name of this trope literally and indeed sends her goons to kill the entire village, except the dog.



* MafiaPrincess: [[spoiler:Grace turns out to be one.]]
* MessianicArchetype: Grace throughout the whole play. She offers inspiration and kindness, asking only to be allowed to help others and live peacefully among them. Eventually, she suffers for the sins of others and even ends up lugging around a cross-analog. In the end [[spoiler: she's offered up as a sacrifice by the towns people and her father shows up to save her. Then it's all turned on its head when he talks her OUT of turning the other cheek any longer and she has the town wiped out for what they did to her]]

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* MafiaPrincess: [[spoiler:Grace [[spoiler: Grace turns out to be one.]]
* MessianicArchetype: Grace throughout the whole play. She offers inspiration and kindness, asking only to be allowed to help others and live peacefully among them. Eventually, she suffers for the sins of others and even ends up lugging around a cross-analog. cross analog. In the end [[spoiler: she's She's offered up as a sacrifice by the towns people and her father shows up to save her. Then it's all turned on its head when he talks her OUT of turning the other cheek any longer and she has the town wiped out for what they did to her]]her.]]
24th May '15 9:28:12 AM maninahat
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At first it was conceived as trilogy, and the sequel, titled ''Manderlay'' (based in part on Brecht's opera ''Theatre/TheRiseAndFallOfTheCityOfMahagonny'') takes Grace ([[TheOtherDarrin now played by]] Bryce Dallas Howard) to the DeepSouth and comments on racism, but it was not as well-received as ''Dogville'' was. The third installment, ''Wasington'', [[DevelopmentHell may never get made]], but let's hope.

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At first it was conceived as trilogy, and the sequel, titled ''Manderlay'' ''{{Film/Manderlay}}'' (based in part on Brecht's opera ''Theatre/TheRiseAndFallOfTheCityOfMahagonny'') takes Grace ([[TheOtherDarrin now played by]] Bryce Dallas Howard) to the DeepSouth and comments on racism, but it was not as well-received as ''Dogville'' was. The third installment, ''Wasington'', [[DevelopmentHell may never get made]], but let's hope.
21st May '15 9:56:37 PM BadSplice
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* PreciousPuppy: Moses the dog, [[spoiler:who is the only survivor of Dogville at the end who liked Grace.]]

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* PreciousPuppy: Moses the dog, [[spoiler:who is the only survivor of Dogville at the end who liked Grace.massacre. It also helps he ran away when things went FromBadToWorse.]]
21st May '15 9:54:44 PM BadSplice
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* CrapsaccharineWorld



* MiddleOfNowhereStreet

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* MiddleOfNowhereStreet MiddleOfNowhereStreet
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Grace does nothing but good deeds for the citizens, who in turn are [[UngratefulBastard Ungrateful Bastards]] who constantly expect more and later abuse and enslave her. [[spoiler:Later deconstructed as it turns out Grace is a MafiaPrincess and orders everyone in the town killed except for the one citizen who thought highly of her: Moses the dog.]]


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* PreciousPuppy: Moses the dog, [[spoiler:who is the only survivor of Dogville at the end who liked Grace.]]
17th Apr '15 7:43:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* DawsonCasting: Intentionally so. Grace seems to be barely out of puberty. She's played by Creator/NicoleKidman.



* TheOtherDarrin: Bryce Dallas Howard replaced Kidman for ''Manderlay''. Presumably, Howard herself will be replaced if the third installment ever gets out of DevelopmentHell.
2nd Feb '15 11:07:46 AM beack7
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* MessianicArchetype: Grace throughout pretty much the whole play. She offers inspiration and kindness, asking only to be allowed to help others and live peacefully among them. Eventually, she suffers for the sins of others and even ends up lugging around a cross-analog. In the end [[spoiler: she's offered up as a sacrifice by the towns people and her father shows up to save her. Then it's all turned on its head when he talks her OUT of turning the other cheek any longer and she has the town wiped out for what they did to her]]

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* MessianicArchetype: Grace throughout pretty much the whole play. She offers inspiration and kindness, asking only to be allowed to help others and live peacefully among them. Eventually, she suffers for the sins of others and even ends up lugging around a cross-analog. In the end [[spoiler: she's offered up as a sacrifice by the towns people and her father shows up to save her. Then it's all turned on its head when he talks her OUT of turning the other cheek any longer and she has the town wiped out for what they did to her]]
5th Jan '15 10:17:06 AM nombretomado
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''Dogville'' is a minimalist drama directed by Creator/LarsVonTrier and starring, among others, NicoleKidman, Paul Bettany and LaurenBacall. It's based on the poem "Jenny die Seeräuberbraut" ("Music/PirateJenny" or "The Black Freighter") from Creator/BertoltBrecht's ''Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera''. It's also inspired, in part, by Friedrich Dürrenmatt's play ''Theatre/TheVisit''. It is very, ''very'' hard to watch, and '''not for kids''', despite getting a 12+ rating in some countries.

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''Dogville'' is a minimalist drama directed by Creator/LarsVonTrier and starring, among others, NicoleKidman, Creator/NicoleKidman, Paul Bettany and LaurenBacall. It's based on the poem "Jenny die Seeräuberbraut" ("Music/PirateJenny" or "The Black Freighter") from Creator/BertoltBrecht's ''Theatre/TheThreepennyOpera''. It's also inspired, in part, by Friedrich Dürrenmatt's play ''Theatre/TheVisit''. It is very, ''very'' hard to watch, and '''not for kids''', despite getting a 12+ rating in some countries.



* DawsonCasting: Intentionally so. Grace seems to be barely out of puberty. She's played by NicoleKidman.

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* DawsonCasting: Intentionally so. Grace seems to be barely out of puberty. She's played by NicoleKidman.Creator/NicoleKidman.
5th Sep '14 6:09:04 AM Solle
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The story focuses around Grace, a woman running from TheMafia, who hides in nearby Dogville and is found by Thomas Edison, Junior (no relation). Tom presents her to the townsfolk of Dogville who, at first, are reluctant to take care of her and accept her favors, but as time passes, they are more than willing to have Grace to do all the work around town. And all the... ''work'' around town.

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The story focuses around Grace, a woman running from TheMafia, who hides in nearby Dogville and is found by Thomas Edison, Junior (no relation). Tom presents her to the townsfolk of Dogville who, at first, are reluctant to take care of her and accept her favors, but as time passes, they are more than willing to have Grace to do all the work around town. And all the... ''work'' ''[[RapeAsDrama work]]'' around town.
14th Mar '14 7:59:54 PM paranoia222
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* MessianicArchetype: Grace throughout pretty much the whole play. She offers inspiration and kindness, asking only to be allowed to help others and live peacefully among them. Eventually, she suffers for the sins of others and even ends up lugging around a cross-analog. In the end [[spoiler: she's offered up as a sacrifice by the towns people and her father shows up to save her. Then it's all turned on its head when he talks her OUT of turning the other cheek any longer and she has the town wiped out for what they did to her]]
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