Manderlay Movie Review 2005

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Yet another tiresome screed from Danish director Von Trier, following 2003's "Dogville." In 1933, Grace (now played by Howard instead of Nicole Kidman) comes across the titular Alabama plantation where slavery still exists. Grace self-righteously decides to meddle, against her gangster father's (Dafoe) warnings, and finds out that, despite appearances, everyone else is okay with the status quo and it's Grace who must change. Deliberately artificial and of interest only to the director's devotees.


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Running time 139 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Slavery, American South, Organized Crime, Period Piece: 1930s, Widows & Widowers, Interracial Affairs, Politics, African America
Lars von Trier
Bryce Dallas Howard, Isaach de Bankole, Danny Glover, Willem Dafoe, Lauren Bacall, Jean-Marc Barr, Geoffrey Bateman, Jeremy Davies, Michael Abiteboul, Virgile Bramly, Ruben Brinkman, Dona Croll, John Hurt, Zeljko Ivanek, Udo Kier, Rik Launspach, Llewella Gideon, Mona Hammond, Ginny Holder, Emmanuel Idowu, Teddy Kempner, Suzette Llewellyn, Chloe Sevigny, Charles Maquignon, Joseph Mydell, Javone Pierce, Clive Rowe, Nina Sosanya
Anthony Dod Mantle
Lars von Trier
A.D. Stoop, Marten Negenman, Molly Marlene Stensgard, Peter Grant, Manon Rasmussen
Vibeke Windelov, Zentropa Entertainment, Isabella Films International, Memfis Film Intl., Ognon Pictures, Manderlay Ltd.

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