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An Investigation into the principles of ‘Lars Von Trier’s ‘Politic films’: Comparative analysis between ‘Dogvilles’ and ‘Mandalay’

Chough, Song Duk 1

1건국대학교

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ABSTRACT

This paper is This study will investigate into the main principles and core strategy about making truthful ‘political’ films in terms of ‘Post-Brechtian’ cinemas. As Bertolt Brecht once asserted, real political films or cinemas should not only deliver their own political messages but also make audience to determine their own opinions about ongoing nowadays political situations nearby so that they could change and improve their own political situation and society. Lars Von Trier, whom we could regard as true disciple of Bertolt Brecht, have tried so many truthful and sincere ‘post-Brechtian’ political films and among them two films are most influential political cinemas about ‘Anti-American’ political films about criticizing America’s ongoing political situations nowadays. In those films Lars Von Trier did his best to depict America’s society and political community truthfully but also criticize its own system, ‘democracy’ itself so that audience could forget about their natural emotions but determine and judge nowadays ongoing political situation about America. So in conclusion Lars Von Trier’s two films, will cleary show how truthful ‘Post-Brechtian Political cinemas’ should created for nowadays political problems. Therefore this study will mainly focus on investigating into the principles of ‘Lars Von Trier’s ‘Politic films’ and definitely will compare and focus on analyzing two main post political films, <Dogville> and <Mandalay>.

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