Dancer in the Dark | 2000

Drama, Period
A Czech immigrant copes with her encroaching blindness by escaping into musical fantasies.
Writers: Lars von Trier
Awards: 1 Oscar nomination. Another 5 wins & 2 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Selma

Actor

... Kathy

Actor

... Bill

Actor

... Doctor

Actor

... Jeff

Actor

... Oldrich Novy

Actor

... Samuel--The Director

Actor

... Linda

Actor

... Norman

Actor

... Gene

Actor

... District Attorney

Actor

Company

Production Company

Advokatfirman Nordia

Production Company

Amnesty International

Production Company

Production Company

Production Company

Ascot Hotel

Production Company

Synopsis

Selma is a Czech immigrant, a single mother working in 1960s rural America. Her salvation lies in her imagination and her passion for music, specifically, the all-singing, all-dancing numbers found in classic Hollywood musicals. She is continually distracted by the rhythm of the presses and the clattering of the steel sinks and begins to imagine that she and her co-workers are in a musical. Selma harbors a sad secret: she is quickly losing her eyesight and her beloved son Gene stands to suffer the same fate if she can't put away enough money to secure him an operation. When a desperate neighbor falsely accuses Selma of stealing his savings, the drama of her life escalates to tragedy.

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