Drama • NR • 1998 • 1 hr 57 min
Compared to his other provocative films, I find this one actually has something to say beyond controversy for its own sake. CW hardcore porn
All the rules of Dogme 95 are preserved in their best condition in this movie.
Really don't know what to think about this movie. 🤯
Provocative and thought-provoking film about how society deals with handicapped people. Tough watch though.
One of the rules of Dogme 95 should have been: "Don't make a film that repeatedly screams HEY I'M DOGME 95! LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME!"
The premise is insanely offensive and it’s an ugly, rough looking movie. Commendable experiment in filmmaking though
Amazing dogme movie! Trier is one of the most daring film makers - and it pays off!
"what's the idea of a society that gets richer and richer when it doesn't make anyone happier?". It's fucked up but also brilliant.
I guess the title refers to the audience trying to enjoy the movie
Out of all the films in Von Trier’s filmography, this is the one that feels as if it shouldn’t be there as it is something different.
A grieving couple retreats to their cabin 'Eden' in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse.
In a small and conservative Scottish village, a woman's paralytic husband convinces her to have extramarital intercourse so she can tell him about it and give him a reason for living.
While vacationing on a remote German island with his pregnant wife, an artist has an emotional breakdown while confronting his repressed desires.
After completing jail time for beating up a man who tried to seduce his mentally-handicapped teenage daughter, The Butcher wants to start life anew. He institutionalizes his daughter and moves to the Lille suburbs with his mistress, who promises him a new butcher shop. Learning that she lied, The Butcher returns to Paris to find his daughter.
A mysterious woman named Grace hides in a small mountain town from 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.
Selma, a Czech immigrant on the verge of blindness, struggles to make ends meet for herself and her son, who has inherited the same genetic disorder and will suffer the same fate without an expensive operation. When life gets too difficult, Selma learns to cope through her love of musicals, escaping life's troubles - even if just for a moment - by dreaming up little numbers to the rhythmic beats of her surroundings.
A nurse, a paramedic, a gymnast and her coach offer a service for hire wherein they stand in for dead people by appointment, hired by relatives, friends or colleagues of the deceased, to assist with the grieving process.
A grandiose party to celebrate a sixtieth birthday unleashes a family drama with all the lies that conceal horrendous secrets. The eldest son, Christian, stages a showdown with the popular pater familias; his provocative, moving after-dinner speech dislodges all the masks, which finally fall completely as the father-son conflict intensifies and the bewildered guests look on.