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Director: Lars von Trier Run Time: 178 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2003

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Harriet Andersson, Lauren Bacall, Jean-Marc Barr, Paul Bettany, Blair Brown, James Caan, Patricia Clarkson, Jeremy Davies, Chloë Sevigny, Stellan Skarsgård, Ben Gazzara, Philip Baker Hall, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Željko Ivanek, Udo Kier, Cleo King, John Hurt

A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace (Nicole Kidman) 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.