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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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Rating: R
Runtime: 140 Minutes
Genres: Drama / Musical
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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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  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Stellan Skarsgård was originally cast in the role of Jeff, Selma's would-be boyfriend, but was unable to play a part as large as that due to a scheduling conflict (with Aberdeen). The part of Jeff went instead to Peter Stormare, and Skarsgård ended up playing the substantially smaller (only two scenes) role of Selma's eye doctor.
  • During the Scatterheart-sequence, Selma (Björk) lies down on a stack of birch logs. In Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish, "Björk" means "birch". Lars von Trier said he thought it would be fun to put in the movie.
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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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