March 21st, 2006

Coffee Squirrel

Dogville; thughts on violence, forgiveness, et al

I watched Dogville, among other movies this weekend. I watched A History of Violence, Four Brothers, and Love Object. It was a weekend of revenge, refelction and violence apparently.

But Dogville stuck with me. I know it was too long. And I know Lars von Trier can be didactic and bombastic. And this movie is. I could also have done without the photo montage at the end, condeming the States. I think that was too narrow. And I think the allegory he tells here could happen anywhere with a population of more than two people. It's about weaknesses. It's about the brutality we visit upon others despite our pretty words.

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