Friday, April 16, 2010


Dogville is a great movie by Lars von Trier who presented his film at Cannes Film Festival.
Nicole Kidman was great as usual on this film, and at least I think how important was his role to present someone who became an stranger immigrant in United States of America.

There is no escaping the fact that the entire point of Dogville is that von Trier has judged America, even presenting uncomfortable photographs of depression era and crime victims under the end credits.

Another relevant atmosphere on Dogville was the scenario, more closer to minimalist, that bring us opportunity to pay attention to people more than things.

When you see Dogville, I suggest to pay attention to:
1. The "fragile" gooseberry bushes analogy.
2. Why Grace constitutes the notion of boundless love.
3. Dog's analogy.
4. The fact that is not really important what you see or what you hear. Is really important your reaction about it.
5. You should turn the other cheek or an eye for an eye dilemma.
6. The Grace dialog with her father:

Grace: So, I'm arrogant because I forgive people?

Grace father's: Can't you see how condescending you are when you say that?
I mean, you have this preconceived notion that nobody can't possiblly attain the same high ethical standars as you, so you exonerate them. I can not think of anything more arrogant than that.
You, my dear child you forgive others with excuses that you would never in the world permit for yourself.

Grace: Why shouldn't I be merciful?

Grace father's: You should be merciful when there is time to be merciful.
But you must maintain your own standard. You owe them that.
The penalty you deserve for your transgressions, they deserve for they transgressions.

Grace: They are human beings

Grace father's: Does every human beign need to be accountable for their action?
Of course they do. But you don't even give them that chance.
All that is extremely arrogant.

Enjoy it. IMDB

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