Dogville is a secluded, small, and poor town that decides to take in a fugitive named " Grace " who is on the run from gangters. Collectively, the town decides to give Grace a two week trial to prove to everyone that she is not bad and can be trusted. In order to gain the trust of the town, her job is to help each individual person with any help they may need. Though at first, the town people are reluctant, they warm up to Grace and depend on the work that she gives them. Grace is happy to be accepted. As time passes the town learns from a couple of visits from law enforcement inquires looking for her, that Grace is very costly to the town. They decide to increase her work load and eventually Grace becomes a slave of labor ( to the women of the town ) and a whore ( to the men of the town. Grace complies, she will do whatever she needs to stay in the " safety " of the town. After Grace is accused of stealing money from a resident. The town decides to turn Grace into the gangster and collect the reward money.