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Bob Mondello Review: 'Dogville' and Human Nature

Danish filmmaker Lars Von Trier, who has never been to America, is being criticized for his latest film Dogville -- a picture some say is "anti-American." NPR's Bob Mondello says that while the film's portrait of human nature is unflattering, that human nature is more or less universal.

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Bob Mondello, who jokes that he was a jinx at the beginning of his critical career — hired to write for every small paper that ever folded in Washington, just as it was about to collapse — saw that jinx broken in 1984 when he came to NPR.