Dancer in the Dark Poster

Release Date: February 23rd, 2001

DVD Release Date: March 20th, 2001

R|2 hr 20 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Björk, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse, Peter Stormare, Joel Grey, Vincent Paterson, Cara Seymour, Jean-Marc Barr

Director: Lars von Trier

Genres: Drama

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

Keywords: Small town, 2000s, Quest, Emotional, Son

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Winner Best Actress in a Leading Role
Robert Award (2001)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Music (Original Song)
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Winner Golden Palm
Cannes Film Festival (2000)