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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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  • Movie Goof (audio/visual unsynchronized): When Kathy shows up to help Selma on the night shift she is speaking but her mouth is clearly not saying the words we hear.
  • Björk's first leading role in a feature film. During the shooting, she left the set. No one knew where she was and no one was able to contact her. Shooting was suspended indefinitely. She came back after three days - as can be seen in Von Trier's 100 øjne (2000).
  • The role of Cathy, Selma's best friend, was originally written for an African-American woman. However, Catherine Deneuve, who had written to Lars von Trier several years earlier about the possibility of doing a film together, expressed interest in the part. Von Trier cast her and slightly rewrote the part as a French immigrant woman to accommodate Deneuve.
  • The third film in Lars von Trier's "Golden Heart" trilogy in which the heroines remain naïve despite their actions. The two other parts are Breaking the Waves (1996) and Idioterne.
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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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