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A quiet little town not far from here.
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Nicole Kidman ... Grace Margaret Mulligan

Harriet Andersson ... Gloria

Lauren Bacall ... Ma Ginger

Jean-Marc Barr ... The Man with the Big Hat

Paul Bettany ... Tom Edison

Blair Brown ... Mrs. Henson

James Caan ... The Big Man

Patricia Clarkson ... Vera

Jeremy Davies ... Bill Henson

Ben Gazzara ... Jack McKay

Philip Baker Hall ... Tom Edison Sr.

Thom Hoffman ... Gangster

Siobhan Fallon Hogan ... Martha

John Hurt ... Narrator (voice)

Zeljko Ivanek ... Ben
John Randolph Jones ... Gangster

Udo Kier ... The Man in the Coat

Cleo King ... Olivia
Miles Purinton ... Jason

Bill Raymond ... Mr. Henson

Chloë Sevigny ... Liz Henson

Shauna Shim ... June

Stellan Skarsgård ... Chuck
Evelina Brinkemo ... Athena
Anna Brobeck ... Olympia
Tilde Lindgren ... Pandora
Evelina Lundqvist ... Diana
Helga Olofsson ... Dahlia
Ulf Andersson ... Additional Cast
Jan Coster ... Additional Cast
Mattias Fredriksson ... Additional Cast
Andreas Galle ... Additional Cast
Barry Grant ... Additional Cast
László Hágó ... Additional Cast (as Lásló Hágó)
Niklas Henriksson ... Additional Cast
Mikael Johansson ... Additional Cast
Hans Karlsson ... Additional Cast
Lee R. King ... Additional Cast
Oskar Kirkbakk ... Additional Cast
Ingvar Örner ... Additional Cast

Erich Silva ... Additional Cast
Kent Vikmo ... Additional Cast
Eric Voge ... Additional Cast
Ove Wolf ... Additional Cast

Directed by
Lars von Trier  (as Lars Von Trier)
Writing credits
Lars von Trier (written by) (as Lars Von Trier)

Produced by
Gillian Berrie .... co-producer
Bettina Brokemper .... co-producer
Lene Børglum .... co-executive producer
Tomas Eskilsson .... co-producer: in association with
Jonas Frederiksen .... line producer
Peter Garde .... co-executive producer
Anja Grafers .... co-producer
Peter Aalbæk Jensen .... executive producer
Lars Jönsson .... co-executive producer
Liisa Penttilä .... co-producer: in association with
Marianne Slot .... co-executive producer
Els Vandevorst .... co-producer
Vibeke Windeløv .... producer
Turid Øversveen .... co-producer: in association with
Cinematography by
Anthony Dod Mantle 
Film Editing by
Molly Marlene Stensgaard  (as Molly Malene Stensgaard)
Casting by
Job Gosschalk 
Avy Kaufman 
Production Design by
Peter Grant 
Set Decoration by
Simone Grau 
Costume Design by
Manon Rasmussen 
Makeup Department
Pascale Bouquière .... key hair stylist (as Pascale Bouguiere)
Pascale Bouquière .... key makeup artist (as Pascale Bouguiere)
Annelie Byström .... hair stylist
Anja Dahl .... makeup artist
Lena Ericsson .... hair stylist
Marleen Holthuis .... makeup artist
Dennis Knudsen .... key hair stylist
Dennis Knudsen .... key makeup artist
Robert McCann .... makeup artist: Nicole Kidman
Tina Nordberg .... hair stylist
Denise Thorsmyr .... hair stylist
Mari Vaalasranta .... makeup artist
Kerry Warn .... hair stylist: Nicole Kidman
Production Management
Lene Nielsen .... production manager
Pia Nielsen .... post-production manager
Charlotte Pedersen .... production manager: test
Tina Winholt .... production manager: pre-production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anders Barlebo .... second assistant director
Caroline Sascha Cogez .... second to first assistant director (as Caroline S. Cogez)
Anders Refn .... first assistant director
Chris Sanger .... third assistant director
Iben Snebang .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Mikael Back .... carpenter
Didier Bautz .... plasterer (as Dider Bautz)
Christine Bechameil .... painter
Jean Roch Bechameil .... plasterer
Louise Drake .... set props
Martina Eriksdotter .... props assistant
Tony Grob .... property master
Rickard Grönvall .... painter (as Rikard Grönvall)
Hans Gunnarson .... construction coordinator (as Hans Gunnarsson)
Nicola Hewitt .... property master
Karl Júlíusson .... creative consultant: production design (as Karl Juliusson)
Sofie Kinngard .... painter
Jesper Lorents .... property master
Jeff Normann .... carpenter
Leif Stoltze .... carpenter
Peter Vålming .... carpenter
Sophus K. Windeløv .... props assistant
Frank Zandhoff .... carpenter
Sound Department
Kristian Eidnes Andersen .... supervising sound editor (as Kristian E. Andersen)
Pétur Einarsson .... sound editor
Anne Jensen .... sound editor: trailer
Mads Ljungdahl .... assistant to sound designer
Julien Naudin .... foley artist
James Seddon .... dolby consultant
Eddie Simonsen .... sound editor: trailer
Ad Stoop .... second sound engineer
Per Streit .... sound designer
Joost van Heerden .... sound assistant (as Joost Van Heerden)
Mark Kenna .... consultant: Dolby film sound (uncredited)
Ad Stoop .... boom operator (uncredited)
Per Streit .... sound engineer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Hummer Højmark .... special effects coordinator
Peter Jensen .... special effects warrant
Lena Karoliussen .... special effects production assistant
Christian Kitter .... special effects technician
Ilja Jonbak Nielsen .... special effects technician (as Ilja Bak Nielsen)
Visual Effects by
Ian Bach .... compositor (as Ian Bach Larsen)
Niels Valentin Dal .... matte painter
Sune Elskær .... storyboard artist
Jonah Gray .... visual effects apprentice
Peter Hjorth .... visual effects supervisor
Dan Konzior .... digital color grader
Rasmus Lange .... additional compositor
Tine Nikali .... 3D animator
Mikkel Rønne .... compositor
Jimmy Uller .... stunt double
Camera and Electrical Department
Christian Bonde .... electrician
Jakob Bonfils .... technical supervisor: camera
Åsa Frankenberg .... lighting designer
Ocki Hansson .... grip
Rolf Konow .... still photographer
Mikael Kort Kristensen .... grip assistant (as Mikael K. Kristensen)
Jens Lind .... gaffer
Fredrik Magnusson .... electrician
Sebastian Naar .... clapper loader (as Sebastien Naar)
Thomas Neivelt .... electrician
Pontus Nordahl .... camera assistant: Multicam
Pontus Nordahl .... video supervisor
Erik Persson .... clapper loader
Ulrik Gad Poulsen .... assistant lighting designer
Claus Rosenløv Jensen .... focus puller
Martin Svane .... electrician
Lars von Trier .... camera operator (as Lars Von Trier)
Casting Department
Joyce Nettles .... casting: UK
Hanna Nilsson .... casting: Sweden
Maureen Whalen .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Åsa Broms .... seamstress: pre-production
Bente Christiansen .... tailor
Kristin Johansson .... seamstress: pre-production
Bente Kirk .... tailor
Rikke Korfix .... costume assistant
Malou Listoft .... tailor
Bente Nielsen .... tailor (as Bente Nilsen)
Magdalena Nilsson .... seamstress: pre-production
Marjatta Nissinen .... costume assistant
Stine Terp .... tailor
Editorial Department
Karina Buttler .... assistant editor: AVID
Thomas Caspersen .... digital preparation
Didier Cayla .... laboratory contact
Lars Dela .... technical backup
Veronique Durand .... laboratory contact
Christoffer Heie .... on-line editor
Bodil Kjærhauge .... first assistant editor
Dan Konzior .... digital grader
Thomas Krag .... editor: end credits
Sandrine Lesénéchal .... assistant post-production: Paris
Nicolaj Monberg .... trailer editor
Fabien Pascal .... film color grader
Cecilie Rui .... first assistant post manager
Jacob Thuesen .... trailer editor
Mette Walter .... post-production assistant
Music Department
Simon Changer .... score assistant engineer
The English Concert .... performer: music score
Joachim Holbek .... music arranger
Greg Rogers .... music consultant: The Film Music Group
Mike Ross-Trevor .... music mix engineer
Mike Ross-Trevor .... music recordist
Peter Ryom .... consultant: baroque music
Anders Valbro .... music supervisor
Ray Williams .... music consultant: The Film Music Group
Allan Wilson .... conductor
Transportation Department
Malini Ahlberg .... driver (as Anna Ahlberg)
Nenad Belancic .... driver (as Nenad Belancics)
Antonello Cuomo .... driver
Sara Eriksson .... driver
Johan Johnsson .... driver
Morgan Karlsson .... driver
Jennifer Kennt .... driver
Lee R. King .... driver: Nicole Kidman
Anders Lejonmåne .... driver
Linda Maripuu .... driver
Henrik Nordberg .... driver
Lars Nordenskjöld .... driver
Jonas Ohlsson .... driver
Henrik Ryhlander .... driver
Other crew
Henrik Agermann .... banking: Forstædernes Bank AS (as Henrik Angermann)
Malini Ahlberg .... production assistant (as Anna Ahlberg)
Malini Ahlberg .... runner (as Anna Ahlberg)
Cynthia Almeida .... body double
Anna Andersson .... catering assistant
Max Angervall .... body double
Robert Arlinder .... body double
Anette Arnholm .... equipment facility: EF Rental (as Annette Arnholm)
Nenad Belancic .... production assistant (as Nenad Belancics)
Nenad Belancic .... runner (as Nenad Belancics)
Stina Berggren .... assistant production coordinator
Caroline Blanco .... assistant: Vibeke Windeløv
Susan H. Bodine .... production lawyer: Epstein, Levinsohn, et al (as Sue Bodine)
Sophie Borowsky .... production lawyer: Walker & Associés
Felicia Bushman .... production assistant: Nicole Kidman
Annelie Byström .... body double
Thomas Callahan .... dialogue coach: Skarsgård
Andreas Calltorp .... security
Andrea F. Cannistraci .... production lawyer: Epstein, Levinsohn, et al
Tai Shin Carstensen .... public relations: Denmark
Holley Chant .... assistant dialogue coach (as Holly Chant)
Alison Cohen .... production lawyer: Epstein, Levinsohn, et al (as Alison S. Cohen)
Antonello Cuomo .... production assistant
Antonello Cuomo .... runner
Linda Daae .... continuity
Nik Dahlström .... body double
Michéle De Angelis .... finance and business affairs manager: development
Anders Ericsson .... catering manager
Lena Ericsson .... body double
Sara Eriksson .... production assistant
Eva Ermenz .... body double
Elisabeth Falk .... body double
Malte Forssell .... production consultant
E. Max Frye .... script consultant: US (as Max Fry)
Atle Fägersten .... body double
Tracy Gossett .... assistant to actor
Lizette Gram .... public relations: Denmark
Patrik Gren .... security
Daniel Gylling .... production coordinator (as Daniel Ahlqvist)
Frida Hallberg .... body double coordinator assistant
Mattias Hallsten .... catering assistant
Mikael Halvardsson .... security
Christel Hammer .... public relations: Denmark
Jeanett Hansen .... banking: Forstædernes Bank AS
Jens Georg Hansen .... insurance: Marsh A/S (as Jens-Georg Hansen)
Lena Hansson .... film consultant: Swedish Film Institute (as Lena Hansson-Varhegyi)
Helene Heldager .... subtitler: Danish subtitles
Elizabeth Himelstein .... dialogue coach
Jenny Holmstrand .... public relations: Sweden
Pia Janols .... accountant: Sweden
Gunnar Johansson .... body double
Magdalena Johansson .... continuity assistant
Sonny Johnson .... body double
Johan Johnsson .... runner
Morgan Karlsson .... production assistant
Morgan Karlsson .... runner
Lisbeth Keldsen .... assistant: Vibeke Windeløv
Jennifer Kennt .... production assistant
Jennifer Kennt .... runner
Susan Ketola .... body double
Anders Kjærhauge .... production lawyer: Zentropa administration
Sara Klingvall .... body double
Tony Krantz .... financing consultant
Ann Køj .... accountant: Denmark
Patricia Page Leandersson .... body double
Anders Lejonmåne .... production assistant
Anders Lejonmåne .... runner
Anders Lexne .... weapon technician (as Anders Lexner)
Cecilia Lindquist .... body double
Åke Ljung .... body double
Marlon Sterling Long .... production assistant: James Caan (as Marlon Long)
Hans Lönnerheden .... completion bond
Mikkel Maltha .... production lawyer: Zentropa administration
Linda Maripuu .... production assistant
Linda Maripuu .... runner
Shannon McCullough .... production assistant: Lauren Bacall
Alexandra Mehrstam .... body double
Sune Myrfalk .... body double
Per Neumann .... production lawyer: Bech-Bruun Dragsted
Pia Severin Nielsen .... production coordinator
Pia Severin Nielsen .... travel coordinator
Hanna Nilsson .... body double coordinator
Henrik Nordberg .... production assistant
Henrik Nordberg .... runner
Tina Nordberg .... body double
Lars Nordenskjöld .... production assistant
Lars Nordenskjöld .... runner
Per Norin .... security
Astrid Ohlsson .... chef
Jonas Ohlsson .... production assistant
Jonas Ohlsson .... runner
Abigail Payne .... production lawyer: Harbottle & Lewis
Tine Grew Pfeiffer .... production accountant
Henrik Ryhlander .... production assistant
Henrik Ryhlander .... runner
Tommy Saks .... insurance: Media Insurance Brokers
Clare Saxby .... script editor
Thomas Schindel .... production coordinator
Paul Schwartzman .... consigliere
Valérie Sieye .... accountant: France (as Valerie Sieye)
Lennart Svensson .... teacher
Jonathan Sydenham .... script translator
Josefine Tengblad .... production secretary
Denise Thorsmyr .... body double
Jimmy Uller .... body double
Ann Vognsen .... accountant: Denmark (as Anse Vognsen)
Dan Walker .... production lawyer: Walker & Associés
Wolfgang W. Werner .... press agent
Annette Zetterström .... body double
Gun Åsander .... accountant: Sweden (as Gun Åsander Karlsson)
Daniel Karpantschof .... development consultant (uncredited)
Svend Abrahamsen .... acknowledgment: supported by, Nordic Film- & TV Fund
Sandra Adrian .... the production wishes to thank
Jens Albinus .... the production wishes to thank
Erkki Astala .... acknowledgment: supported by, Finnish Film Foundation
Katrin Cartlidge .... in loving memory of: 15.05.1961 - 07.09.2002
Jack Collier .... acknowledgment: FSA - OWI Collection photographs by
Howard Cook .... the production wishes to thank: Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Alfredo Cuomo .... acknowledgment: in collaboration with, Planet Pictures
Elin Erichsen .... acknowledgment: supported by, Foundation for Audiovisual Productions
Peter Gilsfort .... the production wishes to thank
Tómas Gislason .... the production wishes to thank (as Tomas Gislason)
Jens Georg Hansen .... the production wishes to thank (as Georg Jensen)
Lena Hansson .... acknowledgment: supported by, Swedish Film Institute (as Lena Hansson-Varhegyi)
Douglas A. Harper .... acknowledgment: end credit photos by, Good Company
Tom Heinemann .... the production wishes to thank
Jacob Holdt .... acknowledgment: end credit photos by, American Pictures
Dan Holmberg .... acknowledgment: end credit photos by, Nye Scener Fra Amerika.
Anders Hove .... the production wishes to thank
Jim Hubbard .... acknowledgment: end credit photos by, American Refugies
Kirsten Jacobsen .... the production wishes to thank
Sidse Babett Knudsen .... the production wishes to thank
Dorothy Lange .... acknowledgment: FSA - OWI Collection photographs by
Russel Lee .... acknowledgment: FSA - OWI Collection photographs by
Nikolaj Lie Kaas .... the production wishes to thank
Carl Mydans .... acknowledgment: FSA - OWI Collection photographs by
Leo Pescarolo .... acknowledgment: in collaboration with, Planet Pictures
Ditte Lehmann Rasmussen .... the production wishes to thank
Connie Reenberg .... the production wishes to thank
Arthur Rothstein .... acknowledgment: FSA - OWI Collection photographs by
Mogens Rukov .... the production wishes to thank: for the title
Michael Schmid-Ospach .... acknowledgment: supported by, Filmstiftung NRW
Ben Shahn .... acknowledgment: FSA - OWI Collection photographs by
A. Siegel .... acknowledgment: FSA - OWI Collection photographs by
Bente Trier .... the production wishes to thank
J. Vachon .... acknowledgment: FSA - OWI Collection photographs by
Keld Veirup .... the production wishes to thank
Vinca Wiedemann .... acknowledgment: supported by, Danish Film Institute
Amy Williams .... the production wishes to thank

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Also Known As:
"The Film 'Dogville' as Told in Nine Chapters and a Prologue" - USA (long title)
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Rated R for violence and sexual content
178 min | Australia:138 min | Italy:135 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Argentina:16 | Australia:MA | Brazil:16 | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia) | Canada:14A (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Denmark:11 | Finland:K-15 | France:-12 | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:14 (theatrical rating) | Iceland:16 (video rating) | Ireland:15 | Italy:VM14 | Japan:R-15 | Malaysia:U (DVD) | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:R13 | Norway:11 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:R(A) | Singapore:PG (video rating) (cut) | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) | UK:15 | USA:R

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The famed introductory scene of Dogville seen from above was in fact generated by a computer from 156 individual shots. The ceiling of the filming studio was actually not tall enough to make one single, wide shot from above possible.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Jack McKay admits that he is blind, he says "In Switzerland they call it the Alpengulen." It's in fact called Alpenglühen.See more »
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Narrator:This is the sad tale of the township of Dogville. Dogville was in the Rocky Mountains in the US of A, up here where the road came to its definitive end, near the entrance to the old abandoned silver mine. The residents of Dogville were good honest folks...
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215 out of 325 people found the following review useful.
Not as anti-American as you might think., 24 October 2004
Author: Joe Howes ( from Calgary, Canada

Dogville is long, and if you don't have the patience for a slow ramp-up of tension, it'll turn you right off. There are a couple story devices Von Trier uses that really bugged me, and I almost shut it off once. I'm glad I stuck with him, though, because he really took it somewhere and I came away really enjoying the experience..

Critics who hated Dogville talk about it's hamhanded anti-American slant (Lars von Trier refuses ever to set foot in that country). I knew nothing about this film or Von Trier before seeing it and I have to say I entirely missed the anti-America thing until the backcredits. Don't get me wrong, there are several scenes that make commentary about rampant nationalism, prejudice towards immigrants and small town xenophobia, but those comments could be made about the zealous in ANY region of ANY nation at ANY time.

If we are to criticize 21-st Century America, and there are plenty of reasons to criticize it, we must also criticize other peoples and governments who are screwing up royally. I think if Dogville has a point to make to America, its not that it is uniquely problematic, but that it is as problematic as any other nation. Where on this planet can you NOT find a group of people who think:


That statement is the kernel of failure for every major conqueror and every major religion in history and it portends the long, inevitable swirl down the toilet and the people who want you toppled have only to sit back and watch you do it to yourself.

America is a great nation, with a lot of culture, history and art to be proud of, and maybe that's why modern artists feel the need to make pieces like Dogville. To remind America that, as great as it is, it's still a nation of crying, barfing, excreting, whining, greedy, worried, scared mouths to feed, just like the rest of us -- no better or worse.

That's all I think Dogville does as an anti-American piece. If Von Trier meant to just poo on America, he missed his mark and ended up making a point about all of us. Regardless, he among many others wants America to change it's mind about itself, and it doesn't matter if he hates it or loves it. Much more interesting to me is the blatantly obvious point Dogville makes -- to what point do you forgive the transgressions upon you by others who may be less fortunate but are nonetheless doing wrong? It sure made me take a look at my own pacifism.

Nicole Kidman was brilliant, as was Paul Bettany and the simpler townsfolk who will play so skillfully with your emotions. It seems I've been flooded with Kidman movies regularly for a couple weeks now and this is my favourite of her performances.

Good film, Dogville.

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