After initially being much welcomed by the Dogville
community, the smalltown folks begin to exploit Grace
(Nicole Kidman). After the police come to the town a
couple of times to look for Grace, the town people raise
the price that Grace must pay in exchange for their
protection. It begins with a couple of the men raping
her in secrecy, knowing she is unable to go for help,
but eventually it becomes accepted that all the
village men will use her. The
women make her work longer hours, stop paying her, and
abuse her with insults and rejection. Grace tries to
escape, but is caught. Throughout all this, Grace is
forgiving towards all the people who are doing this to
her. When Grace finally rebels, the townspeople accuse her of
spreading lies, and decide to call the mobster boss
who was looking for Grace. When the mob arrives, we discover that Grace is actually the boss' daughter, and that she escaped because she did not want to
do what her father did. Grace wants to continue to forgive everyone in
Dogville, but she sees the light and realizes that
they are not so different from the mob that she ran
away from. She decides that the world will
be better off without people like those in Dogville.
She gives the order. All of the people are killed and
the entire town is burned down.
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