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DANCER IN THE DARK

Lars VON TRIER

In Competition – Feature Films
Directed by :
Lars VON TRIER 
Country:
DENMARK
Duration:
139.00 minutes
  • Award for Best Actress, 2000
  • Palme d'Or, 2000

Synopsis

Selma is a Czech immigrant, a single mother working in a factory in rural America. Her salvation is her passion for music, specifically, the all-singing, all-dancing numbers found in classic Hollywood musicals.

Selma harbours a sad secret: she is losing her eyesight and her son Gene stands to suffer the same fate if she can't put away enough money to secure him an operation. When a desperate neighbour falsely accuses Selma of stealing his savings, the drama of her life escalates to a tragic finale.
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