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Trailers From Hell Goes to Lars von Trier’s ‘Dogville’

Trailers From Hell Goes to Lars von Trier's 'Dogville'

Von Trier mounts the film in a rigidly formalist style (the movie is presented in nine chapters) and the minimalist staging recalls the tradition of self-reflexive plays from "Our Town" to "The Threepenny Opera." Critically acclaimed, the three hour film took a box office drubbing, due in no small part to having opened in only nine theaters.

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