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The speciality of this British press is film, and this series covers international directors for an academic audience. Danish director Lars von Trier (Dancer in the Dark; Dogville) helped found the Dogme 95 philosophy of filmmaking, which swears a "vow of chastity," demanding location shooting, handheld camera work, no special effects or optical filters, and a ban on "superficial action." This critical study describes von Trier as an enigma but acknowledges his significant contributions to digital filmmaking and improvisational work with actors. Key themes and concerns in the films are identified, but the book is heavily laced with academic references, potentially confusing for those who haven't seen the films; and it isn't likely to arouse much interest in the director's work. Another volume in the series, due in August, is The Cinema of Sally Potter. It focuses on a woman's vision and may be of broader interest.