You've ignored this film. It will no longer appear as a recommendation. View ignored films.
You've decided to remember Manderlay for later. You can see all your remembered films here.
Summary: Manderlay is a plantation where a group of people are living as if slavery hadn't been abolished 70 years earlier. Upon leaving Dogville in 1933, Grace and her father head far south to the state of Alabama where they arrive upon the bizarre place.
like dogville, but rougher around the edges. the cast isn't as good, the visual style doesn't feel as polished, the ending wasn't as powerful. but this treatise on race, and in particular white man's burden, is nearly as pointed as the amazing first entry into this 2-film trilogy. which is a shame - the ending is obvious in its hint about the previously planned finale on washington. ah well. every feature by von trier, greatest director ever, has now been seen. well except images of liberation.
I would rather let a mule take a dump down my throat than watch this heinous train wreck again. Boring, idiotically written with nothing resembling a real emotion evoked at any point, awkwardly staged, acted, and shot, boring, poorly made with little to no craftsmanship or production value, meandering, boring, long, bloated, and I must again say boring. Fuck this movie, fuck Lars von Trier. I hated it. The longest 139 minutes of my fucking life.
A fascinating look at racism, slavery (both political and psychological), freedom and (the potential flaws of) idealism. It's a provocative piece of film-making, but is so explicit about its message and tries to cover so much that it can feel muddled at times (also it lacks the stylistic mastery of its superior prequel, Dogville). Still it really got me thinking and like Dogville it is manipulative in the best way making you reflect on the reactions it prompts from you early on in the film.