Friday, December 18, 2009

Top Ten Films of the Decade, 2000-2009: #3

DOGVILLE (Lars von Trier, 2003, Denmark) Nicole Kidman has convinced me that she can act with her portrayal of Grace Mulligan, a woman who is on the run from her past. The citizens of Dogville eventually agree to help Grace hide from the gangsters who stalk her but the price is high....too high. Minimalist set design forces the viewer to focus on the performances and doesn't allow us to hide or deny what is happening to Grace by the good upstanding citizens of Dogville.

1 comment:

Alex DeLarge said...

I wrote this blurb years ago before I began writing in ernest about films. Someday I will have to rewrite and expand my essay but the briefness of my "review" should not subdue the powerful nature of this narrative.