Fiction

MANDERLAY

Lars von Trier
DK, S, GBR, FRA 2004
139min
V'05

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)

Credits
  • 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
  • Lars von Trier
  • Per Streit
  • Kristian Eidnes Andersen
  • Anthony Dod Mantle
  • Molly Malene Stensgård
  • Peter Grant
  • Manon Rasmussen
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