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Lars Von Trier Doesn’t Want Dogville Linked to the Norway Massacre

Morrissey's not the only one in hot water over the attacks in Norway. "I feel badly about thinking that Dogville, which in my eyes is one of my most successful films, should have been a kind of script for him,” von Trier said in an interview with the Danish paper Politiken. “It’s horrific. My intention with Dogville was totally opposite. Namely, to ask whether we can accept a protagonist who takes revenge on the entire village. And here I take the absolute distance from revenge. It’s a way to nuance the protagonist and our feelings and perhaps even uncover it, so it just is not black and white.” [Thompson on Hollywood/IndieWire]

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