The accusation that von Trier is a misogynist should be dismissed as slanderous nonsense by anyone who has seen this film.
It is a powerful denunciation of oppression of all kinds (and a satire of the mental gymnastics and hypocrisy of the intellectual apologists who would defend this oppression), a pessimistic morality tale, a raging cry of righteous indignation at the plight of the victimized, a mockery of the self-righteous tyrannical, a condemnation of masochistic pacifism and learned helplessness. All…
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I would strangle 1000 infants if it meant Rob Schneider would die a painful death.