Release Date: February 23rd, 2001
DVD Release Date: March 20th, 2001
R|2 hr 20 min
Selma is a Czech immigrant, a single mother working in a factory in rural America. Her salvation is passion for music, specifically, the all-singing, all-dancing numbers found in classic Hollywood musicals. Selma harbors 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 neighbor falsely accuses Selma of stealing his savings, the drama of her life escalates to a tragic finale.
Director: Lars von Trier
Production Co: Angel Films A/S, Icelandic Film Corporation, Yleisradio, Liberator Productions, Canal+, Constantin Film Produktion, Arte, Blind Spot Pictures Oy, Arte France Cinema, VPRO Television, Trust Film, TV 1000, Lantia Cinema, France 3 Cinema, Zentropa Entertainments, What Else? B.V., Cinematograph A/S, Film i Väst, FilmFour, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Danmarks Radio, SVT Drama
Distributors: Fine Line Features