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|