Dancer in the Dark

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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.

  1. Lars von Trier

    Director, Writer

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  1. Björk


    Selma Jezkova

  2. Catherine Deneuve

    Catherine Deneuve


  3. David Morse

    David Morse

    Bill Houston

  4. Peter Stormare

    Peter Stormare


  5. Joel Grey

    Joel Grey

    Oldrich Novy

  6. Cara Seymour

    Cara Seymour

    Linda Houston

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 20m

Budget $12,800,000.00

Revenue $40,031,879.00

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Release Information

  • September 22, 2000
    R, Theatrical



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