By Lars Von Trier

With Nicole Kidman, Stellan Starsgaard, Katrin Cartlidge, Poul Bettany, Philip Baker Hall, Chloé Sevigny, Jeremy Davies, Shioban Fallon, Lauren Bacall

Synopsis The beautiful fugitive, Grace (Nicole Kidman), arrives in the isolated township of Dogville on the run from a team of gangsters.  With some encouragement from Tom (Paul Bettany), the self-appointed town spokesman, the little community agrees to hide her and in return, Grace agrees to work for them.  However, when a search sets in, the people of Dogville demand a better deal in exchange for the risk of harbouring poor Grace and she learns the hard way that in this town, goodness is relative. But Grace has a secret and it is a dangerous one. Dogville may regret it ever began to bare its teeth...

Production Zentropa Entertainments 

Duration 2h57
Year of production 2002
Release date France May 21, 2003
Nationality Denmark, France, Sweden, Netherlands, Norway, Scotland, Germany, Finland
Script Lars Von Trier
Distribution France Les Films du Losange
International sales Trust Films


Coproducers Slot Machine, Liberator 2, Arte France Cinéma, France 3 Cinéma, Canal+, Memfis, Trollhättan Film AB, Isabella Films International, Something Else B.V., Spillefilmskompaniet 4&½  AS, Fjeldabe Film AS, Sigma Films Ltd., Zoma Films Ltd., Pain Unlimited GmbH, Edith Film OY AB, DFI, DR.

Supported by Eurimages, CoBo Fund, NPS,  Egmont Entertainment, Film i Vest.

Official Competition of the 2004 Cannes Film Festival
Bodil Prize 2004: Best Danish Film



Format 35 mm
Image Anthony Dod Mantle      

Sound Per Streit
Editing Molly Malene Stensgaard

Costume designer Manon Rasmussen