Dancer In The Dark

Genre:  Drama, Musical
Running Time:  140 min.
Release Date: October 6, 2000

Current rating: Rating: 4.63
based on 89 votes and 5 reviews
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Cast: Peter Stormare, David Morse, Catherine Deneuve, Stellan Skarsgård, Björk


Selma (Björk) emigrates with her son to America from Europe in 1964. After arriving she works night and day in a factory to save her son from a disease she suffers from which will inevitably leave her blind. She needs enough money to provide him with an operation, but when a desperate neighbor falsely accuses her of stealing his savings, her hope for the future plummets. To escape from the harsh world and cheer her spirits, Selma goes to the movie theatre to watch classic Hollywood musicals.

Director: Lars von Trier
Studio: Alliance Atlantis
Producer(s): Vibeke Windeløv
Screenplay: Lars von Trier
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  • 5 stars "The saddest movie ever and one of the best musicals ever made. A masterpiece from Lars von Trier. Bjork is amazing!"