Dancer in the Dark

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1964 in small town Washington state. Selma Jezková, a Czechoslovakian immigrant, and her preteen son Gene live in a rented trailer owned by and on the property of married Bill and Linda Houston, he the town sheriff. Beyond Bill and Linda, Selma has a small group of friends who look out for her, including her primary confidante, Kathy, with who she works, and Jeff who wants to be her boyfriend. Jeff regularly waits outside Selma's workplace long before the end of her shift to drive her home, despite she always refusing in not wanting to lead him on. Her primary job is working on the Anderson Tool factory assembly line, but she does whatever she can to earn money. What only Kathy knows among Selma's friends is that she is slowly going blind, her medical condition being genetic. Selma is barely able to see, just enough to do her job. Her primary reason for moving to the US and for working all the time is to earn enough money for an operation for Gene when he turns thirteen, he who ...

Director: Lars von Trier
Writer: Lars von Trier
Production: N/A
Year: 2000
MetaScore: 61/100
ImdbRating: 8.0
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 06 Oct 2000
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 35 wins & 47 nominations.


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Selma Jezkova - Björk
Bill Houston - David Morse
Oldrich Novy - Joel Grey
Linda Houston - Cara Seymour
Gene Jezkova - Vladica Kostic
District Attorney - Zeljko Ivanek
Dr. Porkorny - Udo Kier
Morty - Jens Albinus
Judge - Reathel Bean
Receptionist - Mette Berggreen
Defense Attorney / Dancer - Lars Michael Dinesen
Suzan / Dancer - Katrine Falkenberg
Angry Man - Michael Flessas
Officer of the Court / Dancer - Noah Lazarus
Visitor - Sheldon Litt
Clerk of Court / Dancer - Andrew Lucre
Chairman / Dancer - John Martinus
New Defense Council - Luke Reilly
Boris / Dancer (as TJ Rizzo) - T.J. Rizzo
Person in Doorway (as Sean Michael Smith) - Sean-Michael Smith
Woman on Night Shift - Paprika Steen
Officer - Eric Voge
Man with Hood - Nick Wolf
Guard / Dancer - Timm Zimmermann
Dancer - Al Agami
Dancer - Alex Mouro
Dancer - Ann Crosset
Dancer - Anna David
Dancer - Anna Norberg
Dancer - Bo Westerholm
Dancer - Bobo Eriksson
Dancer - Ed Hickok
Dancer - Edvin Karsson
Dancer - Eli Stalhand
Dancer - Emilie Bendz
Dancer - Erik Dammann
Dancer - Erik Drugge
Prison Guard - Serving Selma Jezkova's last meal - Caroline Sascha Cogez
Dancer (unconfirmed) - Rikke Lylloff