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Dancer in the Dark
Dir.: Lars von Trier | 140 minutes

Dancer in the Dark

France, Sweden, Denmark 2000 | 140 minutes | English | Hebrew subtitles

America, 1964. Selma is an immigrant from Czechoslovakia, working in a factory and living with her son in a trailer. Slowly going blind from a hereditary disease, she works hard to make money and to save her son from a similar fate. For her own worsening condition she finds a "cure" in her imagination - starring in a stream of colorful musicals. In his innocent but aggressive style, von Trier combines the strict rules of Dogma with the festive design of the Movie Musical. Dancer in the Dark was greeted with mixed reactions at Cannes 2000, though it took the big prizes there including best actress for Bjork.