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Dancer in the Dark

Dancer in the Dark

You don't need eyes to see.
May 17, 2000 2h 21m
7.9
790 votes

Synopsis

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.

Title Dancer in the Dark
Companies Lantia Cinema & Audiovisivi, Fine Line Features, Zentropa Entertainments, Danmarks Radio (DR), SVT Drama, ARTE, Memfis Film, France 3 Cinéma, Angel films, Constantin Film, YLE, Blind Spot Pictures, Vrijzinnig Protestantse Radio Omroep (VPRO), Liberator Productions, Icelandic Film, Pain Unlimited GmbH Filmproduktion, Trust Film Svenska, Cinematograph A/S, What Else? B.V, Filmek A/S, Film4 Productions, Canal+, ARTE France Cinéma, Film i Väst, TV 1000 Sverige, Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)
Countries Argentina, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States of America
Keywords individual, dancing, usa, robbery, factory worker, secret, factory, small town, dance, blindness and impaired vision, immigrant, eye operation, eyesight, fantasy, naivety, hereditary disease, dying and death, debt, police officer
Björk

Björk

Selma Jezkova
David Morse

David Morse

Bill Houston
Joel Grey

Joel Grey

Oldrich Novy
Cara Seymour

Cara Seymour

Linda Houston
Vladica Kostic

Vladica Kostic

Gene Jezkova
Zeljko Ivanek

Zeljko Ivanek

District Attorney
Udo Kier

Udo Kier

Dr. Porkorny
Mette Berggreen

Mette Berggreen

Receptionist
Lars Michael Dinesen

Lars Michael Dinesen

Defense Attorney
Paprika Steen

Paprika Steen

Woman on Night Shift
Noah Lazarus

Noah Lazarus

Officer of the Court / Dancer
John Martinus

John Martinus

Chairman / Dancer
Luke Reilly

Luke Reilly

New Defense Council
Sean-Michael Smith

Sean-Michael Smith

Person in Doorway
Troels Asmussen

Troels Asmussen

Dancer (uncredited)
Caroline Sascha Cogez

Caroline Sascha Cogez

Prison Guard - Serving Selma Jezkova's last meal (uncredited)