Dancer in the Dark

An immigrant from Czechoslovakia, Selma, who loves musicals, works in a factory and lives with her son in a rented trailer. From Selma to serious illness, because of which she loses vision. The same disease affects and her son. Selma conceals his illness and tries to work blindly in order to earn the money needed for the treatment of his son.

  • Lars von Trier

Release Date: 2000-10-06
IMDb icon 8/10
  • Country: AR, BE, DK, FI, FR, DE, IS, IT, NL, NO, SE, TW, GB, US
  • Language: English | German | Czech
  • Budget: $12,800,000
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $40,031,879
Kelila Dorey
19 May 2010 | 05:13

I watched this movie with zakopanym atropine eyes. And why eyes, if you have a Heart?

This film about the Woman. Bjork it has played very well. About it is a truly Beautiful Woman. Her words cannot describe. It must see. And I sure, this movie will make You look to see... the Woman sitting next to You. Strong, independent, strong-willed. Sweet, funny, charming. You feel what it blindly loyal to You, loving fearlessly. And understand how it's fragile against the indescribably large and embittered world. You want to cuddle her, not release, store.

She happy. Her no no need a little more than this. Have it has Heart. And You will want anxiously to take care of her graceful harmony with the world.

But you saw Niagara falls!
- And I saw the water! This one too!
But you saw the Eiffel tower, the Empire State Building!
- And had same high pulse on a first date!

(Smile, SELMI in such moments it reminds me of the smile of Bess in the film by Lars von Trier "Breaking the waves". Have these two films, one directed very much in common.)

"Sorry, I can't work during the day. In the afternoon, when there are so light, I can't stop dreaming". Salma broke the camera on the robot, because daydreaming. It glad that have it in the local moment. Sounds: rumble, rumble, cod, etc D. them you can dance. For dance need of the eye. (She know what the world is filled with white light). Dance — this is happiness. For it needs a Heart and space. And in reality no space. And the space is always there in my dreams...

As it's nice to see when Your Woman just casually smiling to herself. After all, the Beauty of a Woman — not the Hollywood facial features, it is attractive exhausted from the work smile. This she smiles dreams. And you will want to clear space of happiness right here in reality, to turn the house around.

Yes this raised many other problems. America. Lars von Trier does not hide his negative attitude to this country. When Selma with a bloody face out of the house bill, you can see the American ensign, put in yard. The collapse of the "American dream." And this film is better than "House of sand and fog", in that the theme of the home. Cruelty. All without exception, the people in this world are selfish. But with "Green mile" does not compare.

But not that important. The movie is so brilliantly filmed that in spite of all the sadness, hopelessness, so I want to love. As if he not it but he inspires us to appreciate the love. And I hope for You a smile after watching below from her to melt, to wipe the tears after such an emotional movie, to smile and... love!

Nataline Buerger
23 August 2009 | 11:32

Only that I came from cinema conducted art home I watched "Dancer In the Dark". On the first minutes of the film I started to harass the feeling — to leave the theater. But, so I all the movies up to the end of the examine, it I decided to sit through the end. In the feeling left me the entire session. The feeling was that I'm sitting in the house for the mentally ill... In the end the sense of "to leave" me choked. These heartbreaking posypaniya for the back just killed. So I "I don't understand" than so all the people movie take. I love art house, but this... No.

I think the Director of the entire left trying to sort through all sorts of effects movie, just work on viewer to critical acclaim. I'm not a critic, but Trier... the roundabout you from ten the efforts.

And the squeezing of the Bjork actress? I she doesn't believe it. As it was all an act... Sing better, Bjork is you get better.

Dorine Wende
04 November 2011 | 02:52

Rarely the sophisticated viewer is likely to find films that are remembered for a long time and make you think about yourself again and again. "Dancer in the dark" is an example of such a movie.

Lars von Trier always invents some new ways to surprise the viewer as the chalk on the floor the scenery. But in Dogville was inimitable Nicole. Here two inimitable — björk and Deneuve. Yes, it is necessary to warn someone who was going to watch this movie, relaxing on the couch with a bowl of popcorn — will not work. The film is heavy, psychological, cruel, in short, about life. At first it may seem that it is tedious, but is as in the good book — the author filters the readers and read it only those who really ready for inspiration to the knowledge of the truth. Also here. I might say that this is a parody of the musical genre — my favorite genre-we with Selma, the main character, is similar. Her performance style, the manner of motion and manner (as if neither sounded silly) life is absolutely not fit the situation with it happened. But I have everything a question — why, why it is not protected, not told the truth about yourself? Yeah, she has promised to keep it in secret, in fact, sucked from the finger...

Probably wanted to be clean and honest with yourself to end, not that if a handful of morality, which wanted to convey to us brilliant Lars?

10 of 10

How much has Dancer in the Dark made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $40,031,879.
How much did it cost to make Dancer in the Dark?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $12,800,000.
Who is the director of the movie Dancer in the Dark?
This tv-show was directed by Lars von Trier.
What is the genre of Dancer in the Dark?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Crime, Drama, Musical, Best Musical Movies, Palme d’Or winners Movies.
Who starred in Dancer in the Dark?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Björk, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse, Peter Stormare, Joel Grey.
What is Dancer in the Dark IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 8.
When was Dancer in the Dark released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2000-10-06.