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The Cannes Experience: Manderlay 2005 (2005)

Lars von Trier's is once again competing at the Cannes Filmfestival 2005. A documentary team followed Bryce Dallas Howard, Lars von Trier, Vibeke Windeløv around during the festival.


Carsten Bramsen


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Credited cast:
Willem Dafoe ... Himself / Grace's Father
Isaach De Bankolé ... Himself / Timothy
Danny Glover ... Himself / Wilhelm
Bryce Dallas Howard ... Herself / Grace
Lars von Trier ... Himself - Director
Vibeke Windeløv ... Herself / Producer


This documentary follows the journey of director Lars von Trier and actress Bryce Dallas Howard through the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. In competition with the film Manderlay, they work their way through the expectations, anxieties and chaos of Cannes. Written by Carsten Bramsen

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Danish | English

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15 December 2005 (Denmark) See more »

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"I will not say something other than what I mean"
20 February 2010 | by TBJCSKCNRRQTreviewsSee all my reviews

This is the shorter of the two featurettes on the 2-Disc Edition DVD of Manderlay that have their own pages here on the site, with a running time of 29 and a half minutes, or nearly half an hour. It consists of interviews and footage from Cannes, and is, as I'm sure you've already deduced, about how it was to go there with the film, and how it went. Even if you already know if they won or not, this is great for those of us who are into the trilogy in the making. It is a tad awkward to see how Trier speaking his mind in the frank, uncensored manner that he tends to during the press conferences clearly leaves Dallas Howard embarrassed(I couldn't quite tell about Glover; maybe he's had more practice at hiding what he thinks of what his director is saying to the world), or seeing Lars tolerate the continuous applause(as he puts it, you *know* that some of them are clapping just because everyone around them are doing so). This documentary does spoil parts of the movie. It is well-paced and the editing is great. There is brief strong language in this. I recommend this to anyone who wants to know about the subject. 7/10

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