Dancer in the Dark
Platinum Series
Country of Origin: Denmark
Production year: 2000
Director: Lars Von Trier
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 794043-519925
Running time: 2:21 (141 Min.)
Casetype: Snapper
Format: NTSC, 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: March 20, 2001
Collection type: Owned (#474)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 04, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 9 / 10
Overview
Director Lars von Trier (Breaking the Waves) delivers a provocative mix of drama and musical theater in this acclaimed movie that won both the Palme d'Or for Best Picture and the Best Female Performance award (for lead actress Björk) at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival.

Recording star Björk is "miraculous"** as Selma, a factory worker in rural America and single mother who is losing her eyesight from a hereditary disease. Determined to protect her 10-year-old son from the same fate, Selma is saving her money to get him an operation.

In the evenings, Selma escapes into a world where "nothing dreadful ever happens," rehearsing for a production of The Sound of Music with her best friend, Kathy (Catherine Deneuve). But when a neighbor (David Morse) betrays her trust, Selma's life spirals out of control. The lines between reality and fantasy blur, and Selma begins to believe that her life has actually become a Hollywood musical - as she inexorably heads toward the film's unforgettable finale. Co-starring Joel Grey and featuring original music by Björk.

**A.O. Scott, The New York Times
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Genres
Drama
Musical
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Fine Line Features
 • Zentropa Entertainments4
 • Trust Film Svenska
Media Companies:
 • New Line Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
English  DTS 5.1
English  Dolby Digital Surround
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Commentary  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Commentary
 • Deleted Scenes
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • DVD-ROM Content
 • Closed Captioned
 • Selma's Music: Song by song access to the film
Crew
Direction
Lars Von Trier....Director
Writing
Lars Von Trier....Writer
Production
Peter Aalbæk Jensen....Executive Producer
Vibeke Windeløv....Producer
Cinematography
Robby Müller....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Molly Malene Stensgaard....Film Editor
François Gedigier....Film Editor
Music
Björk....Composer
Lars Von Trier....Song Writer
Sjón Sigurdsson....Song Writer
Sound
Per Streit....Sound Designer
Kristian Eidnes Andersen....Supervising Sound Editor
Pétur Einarsson....Sound Editor
Anne Jensen....Sound Editor
Art
Karl Juliusson....Production Designer
Manon Rasmussen....Costume Designer
Peter Grant....Art Director
Sanne Gravfort....Make-up Artist
Morten Jacobsen....Make-up Artist
Morten Jacobsen....Make-up Effects
Cédric Gérard....Make-up Artist
Ursula Rödel....Make-up Artist
Cast
Björk....Selma
Catherine Deneuve....Kathy
David Morse....Bill
Peter Stormare....Jeff
Joel Grey....Oldrich Novy
Cara Seymour....Linda
Vladica Kostic....Gene
Jean-Marc Barr....Norman
Vincent Paterson....Samuel
Siobhan Fallon....Brenda
Zeljko Ivanek....District Attorney
Udo Kier....Dr. Porkomy
Jens Albinus....Morty
Reathel Bean....Judge
Mette Berggreen....Receptionist
Lars Michael Dinesen....Defense Attorney
Katrine Falkenberg....Suzan
Michael Flessas....Angry Man
John Randolph Jones....Detective
Noah Lazarus....Officer of the Court
Sheldon Litt....Visitor
Andrew Lucre....Clerk of Court
John Martinus....Chairman
Luke Reilly....New Defense Council
TJ Rizzo....Boris
Stellan Skarsgård....Doctor
Sean Michael Smith....Person in Doorway
Paprika Steen....Woman on Night Shift
Eric Voge....Officer
Nick Wolf....Man with Hood
Timm Zimmermann....Guard