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Dancer in the Dark

"You don't need eyes to see."

Dancer in the Dark – With his third film from the series “Heart of Gold Trilogy” Lars von Trier takes us on a passionate music adventure of a poor Czech immigrant who moves to the states with her son. Iceland’s singer Björk plays the main character. The Film uses stylistic techniques from old 1950’s and 60’s American musicals along with the Dogma approach to ...

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Released: May 17th, 2000
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Dancer in the Dark Main Cast

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Björk
plays Selma Jezkova
Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve
plays Kathy
David Morse
David Morse
plays Bill Houston
Peter Stormare
Peter Stormare
plays Jeff
Joel Grey
Joel Grey
plays Oldrich Novy
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Though the film is set in Washington State, it was filmed in Sweden. Some of the cast members in smaller parts are Swedish actors who are dubbed by actors with American accents.
  • When the workers are shown leaving the factory near the beginning of the film, we can briefly see a man and a woman, each holding a baby, waiting in the parking lot. The woman is Bente Frøge Trier, wife of writer-director Lars von Trier; the two infants are their twin sons. Von Trier originally cut these cameos out of the film, but reinserted them following protests from his wife.
  • Movie Goof (factual errors): Even though the character of Selma is from Czechoslovakia, her accent is not Czech.
  • Lars von Trier originally cast himself as the angry man who chastises Selma and Cathy in the movie theater. However, due to the contentious on-set relationship between himself and Björk, he feared that he might end up losing control and overacting, so the part went to Michael Flessas instead.
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Movie Series/Collection

Breaking The Waves
1996
- Breaking The Waves
The Idiots
1998
- The Idiots
Dancer in the Dark
2000
- Dancer in the Dark

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