MANDERLAY

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MANDERLAY

Lars von Trier
DK/S/GB/F, 2004
Fiction, 139min, OmdU

MANDERLAY

Lars von Trier
DK/S/GB/F, 2004
Fiction, 139min, OmdU

Cast: 
Bryce Dallas Howard
Grace
Isaach de Bankolé
Timothy
Danny Glover
Wilhelm
Willem Dafoe
Vater von Grace
Michael Abiteboul
Thomas
Lauren Bacall
Mutter
Jean-Marc Barr
Mr. Robinson
Screenplay: 
Lars von Trier
Sound: 
Per Streit
Kristian Eidnes Andersen
Camera: 
Anthony Dod Mantle
Editor: 
Molly Malene Stensgård
Decoration: 
Peter Grant
Costume: 
Manon Rasmussen

Production: 
Zentropa Productions Avedøre Tværvej 10 2650 Hvidovre, Dänemark T 36 86 87 88 vibeke.windeloev@filmbyen.com
World Sales: 
Trust Film Sales Filmbyen, Avedøre Tværvej 102650 Hvidovre, Dänemark T 36 86 87 07, tine@trust-film.dk
Distribution in Austria: 
Polyfilm Verleih Margareten Straße 78 1050 Wien T 1 581 39 00 20, polyfilm@polyfilm.at
Format: 
35 mm
Color

The visually witty opening depicts a lined map of the United States being traversed by what look like toys that turn into cars carrying the gangster entourage from Dogville away from Colorado and into Alabama. Its still 1933, but this time Grace is played by Bryce Dallas Howard: Pausing for a break outside the gates of an old plantation called Manderlay, they encounter the bedraggled residents of the compound, where slavery has continued in force for nearly 70 years since the end of the Civil War. Seeing that the former slaves show no initiative to fix up their shacks or plant cotton at the proper time, Grace takes matters in hand by leading seminars on democracy and designates simple majority votes to arbitrate community decisions. (Todd McCarthy)