Grace (Nicole Kidman), is a fugitive on the run from the Police and the Mob. She arrives in an isolated town named Dogville, where the community agrees to help keep her hidden.
Directed by Lars von Trier, (Dancer in the Dark) Dogville will have you thinking all the way through. As soon as the first scene hits you know you're in for something very different. The scenery is non-existent. Instead of houses we see chalk outlines in what looks like a sound stage floor or something. Really bizarre almost like a play. But you hardly even notice it after the first 10 minutes or so, and it makes you pay extra careful attention to the story and actors. This movie basically is an allegory of Human nature. There's lots of different interpretations one could take from this film, and that's the great thing about movies like this is that there are no right or wrong answers, it means whatever you want it to mean. But at 3 hours I can't help but think they could've edited it down some, it drags and has very tedious moments. Definitely not for impatient viewers. But the ending, in a very sadistic way, is one the most rewarding movie endings I've seen in a long time.