One night, a mysterious young woman named Grace (Nicole) arrives in the small mining town of Dogville, looking for sanctuary from a team of gangsters supposedly following her in the distance.
A man named Tom (Paul Bettany) persuades the townspeople to hide her. In exchange Grace will help them out. However when the sheriff from a neighboring town hangs a Missing poster offering a reward for finding Grace, the townspeople begin to expect more from her, and the price of Grace’s freedom becomes akin to that of a slave. She learns the hard lesson that in this town all good is relative.
But Grace has a deadly secret that will prove to be the most dangerous thing of all. These residents of Dogville may regret that they ever began to show their true colors!