Manderlay Poster

Release Date: 2005

DVD Release Date: August 8th, 2006

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 19 min

Plot Summary
In 1933 a young woman, named Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), and her father discover an Alabama plantation whose inhabitants live as if slavery had never been abolished. Feeling a sense of duty to the people behind the heavy gates, she stays to liberate the people and see them through their first harvest. With four of her father's colleagues and a lawyer, she faces the daunting task of resurrecting the place known as Manderlay.

Cast: Bryce Howard, Isaach De Bankolé, Danny Glover, Willem Dafoe, Michaël Abiteboul, Chloë Sevigny, Lauren Bacall, Udo Kier

Director: Lars von Trier

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Zentropa Entertainments

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Hate is too strong an emotion to spend on such a clumsy, bloodless broadside against human foibles in general and American follies in particular.

  • Nothing von Trier presents here, whether real or imagined, is fresh or new. show more

  • Howard struggles with the role Kidman nailed. And the graphic nude scene in which "proudy slave" Timothy (Isaach De Bankole) puts a towel over Grace's head before ravishing her pale body is as rugged on the audience as it is on the actors. show more

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