Set in an American Town in the Rocky Mountains in the 1930s. Lars von Trier re-explores the concept of goodness, but this in an idiom very different from that of his Gold Heart Trilogy (Breaking the Waves, The idiots and Dancer in the Dark). DOGVILLE is shot exclusively in studio with a minimum of props once again allowing the actors’ maximum freedom and full exposure inspired by televised theatre of the 70s. In DOGVILLE Trier works extensively with light and sound to obtain and heighten dramatic atmosphere.