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"Dollhouse" contains a deceptively simple premise that benefits greatly from its free-form style. Kirsten Sheriden, working on a smaller and more experimental scale than her previous efforts "August Rush" and "Disco Pigs," follows an enthusiastic gang of young hooligans as they break into a  posh home and wreck havoc wherever they see fit. When the homeowner herself surfaces and joins in the fun, the evening grows increasingly strange and intangible, venturing beyond the realm of plausibility with a giddy approach that matches the intruders' carefree energy. Based off a 15-page outline that the small cast built out moment by moment during the shoot, "Dollhouse" signifies one of the more inventive uses of improvisation in recent memory. According to Sheridan in a Q&A following the film's Berlin International Film Festival premiere, the actors discovered plot twists along with their characters. The result is a »

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