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DANCER IN THE DARK
In Competition – Feature Films

DANCER IN THE DARK

Directed by : Lars Von Trier

Country : DENMARK Length : 139 minutes

Palme d'Or , 2000

Award for Best Actress , 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.

Credits

Lars Von Trier - Script / Dialogue

BJÖRK - Music

Lars Von Trier - Director

Robby MULLER - Cinematography

François GEDIGIER - Film Editor

Molly Malene STENSGAARD - Film Editor

Karl JULIUSSON - Set decorator

Casting

Zeljko IVANEK - D.A.

BJÖRK - Selma

Peter STORMARE - Jeff

David MORSE - Bill

Joel GREY - Oldrich Novy

Catherine DENEUVE - Kathy

Film poster © DR

In Competition – Feature Films Released on Lars Von Trier

DANCER IN THE DARK

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-singi...
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