Cert: 15 Year: 2003 Length: 177 mins Language: English
Into a Depression-era Rocky Mountain village stumbles Grace (Nicole Kidman), on the run from the mob and her mysterious past. Sanctuary is offered - at a price: she must offer her services to the village in any way she can.
Shot experimentally in a bare warehouse with minimal set and town features marked with white paint on the floor, Von Trier demands that you focus solely on the characters.
Digging deeper into his familiar themes of prejudice and exploitation, he goes beyond female martyrdom into an exposé of the dark recesses of human nature.
European Film Awards 2003 - Best Director, Best Cinematographer.
Boldly conceived, genuinely risky and disturbing.
Philip French, The Observer
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