Dogme Uncut: Lars Von Trier, Thomas Vinterberg, and the Gang That Took on Hollywood


In 1995, Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier ("Breaking the Waves, Dancer in the Dark, Dogville") and three fellow Danish directors swore allegiance to a "vow of chastity" aimed at jolting filmmakers around the world who had become stuck in the mire of slick, emotionally manipulative, high-concept, and bombastic movie productions. They named their philosophy "Dogme95," and its tenets demanded a return to the basic core of filmmaking: the use of natural lighting and a hand-held camera, and the refusal to use special effects, a ...

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