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Dogville | 2004 | R | - 8.8.2

A frightened woman (Nicole Kidman) appears on the streets of the isolated township of Dogville needing assistance. Gangsters arrive too, looking for her and the town "philosopher" (Paul Bettany) covers up the fact that she is there. After holding a town meeting it is decided that the woman may stay in hiding in Dogville as long as she is willing to offer assistance and services to the townspeople. Soon the residents increase their demands, and she goes along, until one townsperson can no longer keep quiet. Also with Lauren Bacall, Harriet Andersson and Jean-Marc Barr. Directed by Lars von Trier. [2:57]

SEX/NUDITY 8 - A man rapes a woman (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details): we see his bare buttocks as he thrusts on top of her and part of his genitals when he stands up to pull up his pants. A man and woman lie close together in the back of a truck, the man begins to rub himself against the woman, then touches her, she tells him to stop, then he forces himself on her (we see him thrusting and we hear him moan). Another man thrusts on top of a woman then we see him with his pants around his ankles (we hear that many men in the town visit her for sex). A man caresses a woman's knee and inner thigh in several scenes. A man and a woman kiss in bed, he climbs on top of her, and she makes him stop. A man and a woman kiss tenderly, and a man and a woman hug and kiss in several scenes. A woman caresses a man's face and touches his knee. A man and a woman hug in several scenes. A man tells a woman that he "yearns for her," and they talk about "wanting" each other in another scene. We hear that a man tried to kiss a woman who was not his wife. We hear that a man visits a brothel once a week. A man talks about his attraction to a woman being "physical." People talk about "the opposite sex." A man and a woman confess their love for each other. A woman wears a slip that reveals cleavage. A woman wears a low-cut dress that reveals bare shoulders, bare back and cleavage.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 8 - Men hold guns on townspeople; men, women and children are gunned down (we hear screaming and pleading, and a woman is forced to watch as her children are shot one-by-one -- even an infant) and the town is set ablaze. A man is shot in the back of the head and falls to the ground. A man rapes a woman: He pushes himself against her, kisses her, caresses her breasts, forces her to the floor, tears her dress (we see her in her slip), tears her undergarment, and we see his bare buttocks as he thrusts on top of her. A man and woman lie close together in the back of a truck, the man begins to rub himself against the woman, then touches her, she tells him to stop, then he forces himself on her (we see him thrusting and we hear him moan). A woman is chained around the neck (with a bell attached to the "collar") to a heavy, metal fly wheel (we see her struggling to drag the wheel when she needs to move around). A woman spanks a boy and a woman hits a woman. A man talks about killing a dog and nailing it to the wall. A woman yells at a boy. A woman shoves another woman and accuses her of having sex with her husband. We hear gunshots in the distance. We hear a dog barking and snarling at a woman who's stealing his bone. A woman is frightened when a bell rings an alarm.


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LANGUAGE 2 - 6 mild obscenities.


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SUBSTANCE USE - We hear that a man drinks to excess but do not see him drinking.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Morals, arrogance, betrayal, judging others, community, trust, hopes and dreams, stubbornness, lies, bitterness, uncivilized behavior, revenge, poverty, guilt, conscience, blackmail, the ugliness of human nature, stoicism, slavery, sanctuary.

MESSAGE - We all must be accountable for our actions but we all have the right to make the most of our lives.

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We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.


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