Overview

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

Top Billed Cast

  1. Björk

    Björk

    Selma Jezkova

  2. Catherine Deneuve

    Catherine Deneuve

    Kathy

  3. David Morse

    David Morse

    Bill Houston

  4. Peter Stormare

    Peter Stormare

    Jeff

  5. Joel Grey

    Joel Grey

    Oldrich Novy

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Dancer in the Dark
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  • September 22, 2000
    R
    Theatrical

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    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 20m

Budget $12,800,000.00

Revenue $40,031,879.00

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