Directed by Thomas Vinterberg
countryman Lars von Trier (who penned
the film's screenplay), Dogme 95 veteran Thomas Vinterberg (The
Celebration) is both fascinated and repelled by America's
relationship with guns. His allegorical screed, set in a fictional mining
town, follows a band of timid pacifists who are enthralled by weapons.
When a police chief (Bill Pullman) asks the group to mentor a juvenile
delinquent, they find that their nonviolent convictions begin to break at
the seams. Jamie Bell, Michael Angarano, and Danso Gordon star. "All the
more resounding for its acutely observed foreigners' perspective" (Kevin
Thomas, Los Angeles Times). In English.