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Dancer in the Dark

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7.6
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Original title
Dancer in the Dark
Year
Running time
140 min.
Country
Denmark Denmark
Director
Screenwriter
Cast
Music
Cinematography
Producer
Co-production Denmark-Germany-Netherlands-Italy-United States-United Kingdom-France-Sweden-Finland-Iceland-Norway;
Genre
Drama. Musical | Crime. Cult Movie. Disease/illness. Disability. Blindness
Movie Groups
Golden Heart Trilogy
Synopsis
The story concerns Selma (Björk), a Czech immigrant living in 1964 Washington State with her 12-year-old son, Gene (Vladan Kostic). On the verge of blindness, Selma spends her days working in a factory, as well as performing other odd jobs, in order to save up enough money to pay for an operation that will cure Gene of the same disease. To pass the time, Selma fantasizes that her own life is a musical, one in which her friends join her in sweeping song-and-dance routines. After her neighbor Bill (David Morse) discovers Selmas hidden savings and steals them from her, she is forced to perform an act of salvation that will condemn her forever.
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Awards
2000: Nominated for Oscar: Best Original Song
2000: 2 Nominations for Golden Globe: Best Song, Actress - Drama (Björk)
2000: Cannes Film Festival: Palme d'Or (Golden Palm), Best Actress (Björk)
2000: César Awards: Nominated for Best Foreign Film
2000: 2 European Film Awards: Best European Film and Best European Actress (Björk)
2000: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Actress (Björk)
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Dancer in the Dark
2000
Lars von Trier
7.6
(48,676)
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