Manderlay (2006)

Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 2hr 13mins.
Genres Drama
Keywords 1930s, female protagonist
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Lars von Trier Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
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Signe Jensen Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Mike Elliott Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
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Anthony Dod Mantle Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Lars Jönsson Co-Producer n/a 170 3000007
Bettina Brokemper Co-Producer n/a 170 3000006
Peter Aalbaek Jensen Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Vibeke Windeløv Producer n/a 3 3000001
Lene Børglum Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Humbert Balsan Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Gillian Berrie Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Anthony Dod Mantle Camera Operator n/a 239 6000003
Molly Malene Stensgaard Editor n/a 172 7000001
Kristian Eidnes Andersen Sound Designer n/a 120915 14000003
Ad Stoop Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Per Streit Sound Designer n/a 120915 14000004
Asa Frankenberg Lighting Technician Light Designer 120907 15000001
Peter Hjorth Visual Effects Supervisor n/a 249 23000001
Marten Negenman Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Manon Rasmussen Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Simone Grau Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Peter Grant Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Peter Grant Art Director n/a 183 9000003
Avy Kaufman Casting (United States) 179 10000001
Joyce Nettles Casting (United Kingdom) 179 10000002
Lars von Trier Director n/a 2 2000001
Nina Sosanya Actor Rose 1 1000028
Zeljko Ivanek Actor Dr. Hector 1 1000010
Chloë Sevigny Actor Philomena 1 1000009
Michael Abiteboul Actor Thomas 1 1000011
Geoffrey Bateman Actor Bertie 1 1000012
Virgile Bramly Actor Edward 1 1000013
Lauren Bacall Actor Mam 1 1000008
Willem Dafoe Actor Grace's Father 1 1000007
Jean-Marc Barr Actor Mr. Robinson 1 1000003
Udo Kier Actor Mr. Kirspe 1 1000002
Jeremy Davies Actor Niels 1 1000004
Danny Glover Actor Wilhelm 1 1000005
Isaach DeBankolé Actor Timothy 1 1000006
Ruben Brinkman Actor Bingo 1 1000014
Dona Croll Actor Venus 1 1000015
Charles Maquignon Actor Bruno 1 1000024
Suzette Llewellyn Actor Flora 1 1000023
Javone Prince Actor Jack 1 1000025
Joseph Mydell Actor Mark 1 1000026
Clive Rowe Actor Sammy 1 1000027
Rik Launspach Actor Stanley Mays 1 1000022
Teddy Kempner Actor Joseph 1 1000021
Mona Hammond Actor Old Wilma 1 1000017
Llewella Gideon Actor Victoria 1 1000016
Ginny Holder Actor Elisabeth 1 1000018
John Hurt Actor Narrator 1 1000019
Emmanuel Idowu Actor Jim 1 1000020
Bryce Dallas Howard Actor Grace 1 1000001
Manderlay lay on a lonely plain somewhere in the deep south of the USA. It was in the year of 1933 that Grace and her father had left the township of Dogville behind them. Grace's father and his army of villains had spent the entire winter seeking out new hunting grounds in vain, and now they were heading south in one last attempt to find a favorable location in which to take up residence. By chance their cars stop in the state of Alabama in front of a large iron gate bearing a thick chain and a padlock. Beside the gate, a dead oak tree towers over a heavy boulder with Manderlay hewn in monumental letters into the granite. Just as Grace, her father and his men are about to leave after a short break and a quick lunch, a young black woman runs up to the car. She knocks on Grace's window. She hammers at the glass in despair. Ignoring her father's advice to leave others to their own affairs, Grace follows the girl through the gates of Manderlay and there, she finds a group of people living as if slavery had not been abolished seventy years earlier, with white masters and black slaves. Grace believes that she has a duty to make it up to the slaves for injustices they have suffered at the hands of her kind: 'we brought them here, we abused them and made them what they are, as she argues to her father, and she decides that having liberated Manderlay, she will remain at the plantation until she has seen them through their first harvest. Her father grudgingly leaves her with four henchmen and a lawyer, warning Grace that he won't be there to pick up the pieces when her plans for the resurrection of Manderlay fall apart.