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Dogville Confessions (2003)

This film depicts the intense drama that takes place during the making of Dogville. Lars von Trier and Nicole Kidman work through this creative process under very extreme conditions.

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Sami Saif (as Sami Martin Saif)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Harriet Andersson ... Herself
Lauren Bacall ... Herself
Paul Bettany ... Himself
Blair Brown ... Herself
Patricia Clarkson ... Herself
Jeremy Davies ... Himself
Anthony Dod Mantle ... Himself
Ben Gazzara ... Himself
Siobhan Fallon Hogan ... Herself (as Siobhan Fallon)
Daniel Karpantschof Daniel Karpantschof ... Himself
Nicole Kidman ... Herself
Udo Kier ... Himself
Cleo King ... Herself
Anders Refn Anders Refn ... Himself
Chloë Sevigny ... Herself
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Storyline

Documentary on the creation of Lars von Trier's Dogville. Combines interviews with footage shot on location in winter-covered Sweden. From 'boxes of truth', like Catholic confessionals, the actors and the director talked, cried, laughed, sung and confessed directly to the camera during shooting. Also contains deleted scenes from the feature film. Written by jordan.savel@filmbyen.com

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Dogs & Deer - Dogville Confessions

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 June 2003 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Dogs & Deer See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The documentary is featured on the 2nd disc of the Dogville (2003) DVD, released in November of 2003. See more »

Quotes

Paul Bettany: It's my theory that Lars tried to make this film before, but it just happened to turn into 'The Idiots'.
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Featured in Trier, Kidman og Cannes (2003) See more »

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Lunar Landings
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Composed by Jesper H. Sidelmann, Tina Nørgaard and Rasmus Kaae Munch
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Unorthodox in certain ways
16 February 2010 | by TBJCSKCNRRQTreviewsSee all my reviews

This is the longest featurette on the double-DVD of Dogville, with a running time of 53 minutes. It consists of footage from behind the scenes, interviews and the "confessions"(they had set up a booth where anyone working on the film could go and unload if they needed to; they are also on the disc, apparently in full). We get a lot of insight into how Von Trier worked on the movie(although if you are not aware that he has a depression and takes medication to cope with it, there are things in this that will bewilder you; well, I guess that is widely enough known, and this was never meant to be an introduction to him), and we see discussions, improvisation and see how it was on set. This goes back and forth between a fly on the wall perspective and a more direct documentary approach. Most of the time, it is shot well. The editing is great, and they make a couple of interesting decisions in that regard, and this is at times stylized, without the focus being lost, or this feeling downright flashy. They talk English, Danish and a tad Swedish in this, but it is all subbed(reasonably well) for anyone who doesn't speak all three. There is disturbing content(in what we witness in this, the reality) as well as infrequent mild, moderate and strong language in this. I recommend this to anyone who liked the subject itself(save this until after watching the picture itself, it contains spoilers for it). 7/10


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