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The politics of slavery and the follies of nation-building highlight Danish director Lars von Trier's thought-provoking follow-up to the director's 2003 drama Dogville, featuring The Village's Bryce Dallas Howard in the role originally played by Nicole Kidman, and shot in the same stage-bound style as its predecessor. Shortly after leaving Dogville, Grace (Howard) and her father (Willem Dafoe) 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 (Isaach de Bankolé), Grace hastily intercedes and pleads with the abusive man to treat his workers with respect and dignity. When merciless matriarchal plantation owner Mam (Lauren Bacall) 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, with disastrous results. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:January 27, 2006

Cast

Bryce Dallas Howard
as Grace
Isaach de Bankolé
as Timothy
Danny Glover
as Wilhelm
Willem Dafoe
as Grace's Father
Michael Abiteboul
as Thomas
Lauren Bacall
as Mam
Jean-Marc Barr
as Mr. Robinson
Geoffrey Bateman
as Bertie
Virgile Bramly
as Edvard
Ruben Brinkman
as Bingo
Dana Smith Croll
as Venus
Jeremy Davies
as Niels
Llewella Gideon
as Victoria
Mona Hammond
as Old Wilma
Ginny Holder
as Elisabeth
John Hurt
as Narrator
Emmanuel Idowu
as Jim
Zeljko Ivanek
as Dr. Hector
Teddy Kempner
as Joseph
Udo Kier
as Mr. Kirspe
Rik Launspach
as Stanley Mays
Suzette Llewellyn
as Flora
Charles Maquignon
as Bruno
Joseph Mydell
as Mark
Javone Prince
as Jack
Clive Rowe
as Sammy
Chloë Sevigny
as Philomena
Nina Sosanya
as Rose

Crew

Lars von Trier
Director
Vibeke Windeløv
Producer
Lars von Trier
Screenwriter
Anthony Dod Mantle
Cinematographer
Molly Malene Stensgaard
Editor
Peter Grant
Art Director
Gillian Berrie
Co-producer
Els Van De Vorst
Co-producer
Humbert Balsan
Co-producer
Lars Jönsson
Co-producer
Bettina Brokemper
Co-producer
Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Executive Producer
Lene Børglum
Executive Producer
Manon Rasmussen
Costume Designer
Simone Grau
Set Decorator
Marten Negenman
Sound/Sound Designer
Ad Stoop
Sound/Sound Designer
Per Streit
Sound/Sound Designer
Avy Kaufman
Casting
Joyce Nettles
Casting
Signe Jensen
Line Producer
Peter Hjorth
Visual Effects Supervisor
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