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Number: 57

poster Dancer in the Dark

IMDb Rating:
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8.0/10 (93736 votes)

Country: Denmark, 140 minutes

Spoken Languages: English, German, Czech

Genre(s): Crime, Drama, Musical

Director(s): Lars von Trier

1964 in small town Washington state. Selma Jezková, a Czechoslovakian immigrant, and her preteen son Gene live in a rented trailer owned by and on the property of married Bill and Linda Houston, he the town sheriff. Beyond Bill and Linda, Selma has a small group of friends who look out for her, including her primary confidante, Kathy, with who she works, and Jeff who wants to be her boyfriend. Jeff regularly waits outside Selma's workplace long before the end of her shift to drive her home, despite she always refusing in not wanting to lead him on. Her primary job is working on the Anderson Tool factory assembly line, but she does whatever she can to earn money. What only Kathy knows among Selma's friends is that she is slowly going blind, her medical condition being genetic. Selma is barely able to see, just enough to do her job. Her primary reason for moving to the US and for working all the time is to earn enough money for an operation for Gene when he turns thirteen, he who ...


photo Björk Björk Selma Jezkova
photo Catherine Deneuve Catherine Deneuve Kathy
photo David Morse David Morse Bill Houston
photo Peter Stormare Peter Stormare Jeff
photo Joel Grey Joel Grey Oldrich Novy

Medium: Unknown,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 2.35:1