Dancer in the Dark

Lists: Musicals, Avant-Garde Films

Brief Synopsis: "Selma, a Czech immigrant on the verge of blindness, struggles to make ends meet for herself and her son, who has inherited the same genetic disorder and will suffer the same fate without an expensive operation. When life gets too difficult, Selma learns to cope through her love of musicals, escaping life's troubles - even if just for a moment - by dreaming up little numbers to the rhythmic beats of her surroundings."

Overall Ranking: - (Rank from 2000: # 0)

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Dan O'Neill85(full review)
David Baruffi43

People Involved

  • Björk (Selma Jezkova)
  • Catherine Deneuve (Kathy)
  • David Morse (Bill Houston)
  • Peter Stormare (Jeff)
  • Joel Grey (Oldrich Novy)
  • Cara Seymour (Linda Houston)
  • Vladica Kostic (Gene Jezkova)
  • Jean-Marc Barr (Norman)
  • Vincent Paterson (Samuel)
  • Siobhan Fallon (Brenda)
  • Željko Ivanek (District Attorney)
  • Udo Kier (Dr. Porkorny)
  • Jens Albinus (Morty)
  • Reathel Bean (Judge)
  • Mette Berggreen (Receptionist)
  • Lars Michael Dinesen (Defense Attorney)
  • Katrine Falkenberg (Suzan)
  • Michael Flessas (Angry Man)
  • John Randolph Jones (Detective)
  • Stellan SkarsgÃ¥rd (Doctor)
  • Paprika Steen (Woman on Night Shift)
  • Lars von Trier (Director)