Dancer in the Dark


Dancer in the Dark

Overview:

Selma, a Czech immigrant on the verge of blindness, struggles to make ends meet for herself and her son, who has inherited the same genetic disorder and will suffer the same fate without an expensive operation. When life gets too difficult, Selma learns to cope through her love of musicals, escaping life's troubles - even if just for a moment - by dreaming up little numbers to the rhythmic beats of her surroundings.

Votes 374 (7.6/10)

Runtime: 140 minutes

Release Date 2000-05-17

Budget: $12,800,000.00

Revenue: $40,031,879.00

Tagline: You don't need eyes to see.

Production company:

  • Fine Line Features
  • Zentropa Entertainments
  • Danmarks Radio (DR)
  • SVT Drama
  • Arte
  • Memfis Film
  • France 3 Cinéma
  • Angel films
  • TV 1000
  • Canal+
  • Constantin Film Produktion
  • Yleisradio (YLE)
  • Arte France Cinéma
  • Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)
  • Blind Spot Pictures Oy
  • Vrijzinnig Protestantse Radio Omroep (VPRO)
  • Film4
  • Liberator Productions
  • Icelandic Film
  • Film i Väst
  • Pain Unlimited GmbH Filmproduktion
  • Trust Film Svenska
  • Cinematograph A/S
  • What Else? B.V
  • Filmek A/S
  • Lantia Cinema & Audiovisivi

Production country:

  • Argentina
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America

Genres:

  • Drama
  • Crime
  • Music

Trailer

Further Information

Selma Jezkova
Björk
Björk
Kathy
Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve
Bill Houston
David Morse
David Morse
Jeff
Peter Stormare
Peter Stormare
Oldrich Novy
Joel Grey
Joel Grey
Linda Houston
Cara Seymour
Cara Seymour
Gene Jezkova
Vladica Kostic
Vladica Kostic
Norman
Jean-Marc Barr
Jean-Marc Barr
Samuel
Vincent Paterson
Vincent Paterson
Brenda
Siobhan Fallon
Siobhan Fallon
District Attorney
Zeljko Ivanek
Zeljko Ivanek
Dr. Porkorny
Udo Kier
Udo Kier
Morty
Jens Albinus
Jens Albinus
Judge
Reathel Bean
Reathel Bean
Receptionist
Mette Berggreen
Mette Berggreen
Defense Attorney
Lars Michael Dinesen
Lars Michael Dinesen
Suzan
Katrine Falkenberg
Katrine Falkenberg
Angry Man
Michael Flessas
Michael Flessas
Detective
John Randolph Jones
John Randolph Jones
Doctor
Stellan Skarsgård
Stellan Skarsgård
Woman on Night Shift
Paprika Steen
Paprika Steen
Officer of the Court / Dancer
Noah Lazarus
Noah Lazarus
Chairman / Dancer
John Martinus
John Martinus
New Defense Council
Luke Reilly
Luke Reilly
Person in Doorway
Sean-Michael Smith
Sean-Michael Smith
Dancer
Al Agami
Al Agami
Dancer
Anna Norberg
Anna Norberg
Dancer (uncredited)
Troels Asmussen
Troels Asmussen
Prison Guard - Serving Selma Jezkova's last meal (uncredited)
Caroline Sascha Cogez
Caroline Sascha Cogez
Director
Lars von Trier
Lars von Trier
Producer
Vibeke Windeløv
Vibeke Windeløv
Executive Producer
Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Producer
Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
Producer
Finn Gjerdrum
Finn Gjerdrum
Producer
Mogens Glad
Mogens Glad
Producer
Anja Grafers
Anja Grafers
Producer
Torleif Hauge
Torleif Hauge
Producer
Tero Kaukomaa
Tero Kaukomaa
Producer
Poul Erik Lindeborg
Poul Erik Lindeborg
Producer
Els Vandevorst
Els Vandevorst
Director of Photography
Robby Müller
Robby Müller
Editor
François Gédigier
François Gédigier
Editor
Molly Malene Stensgaard
Molly Malene Stensgaard
Casting
Avy Kaufman
Avy Kaufman
Production Design
Karl Júlíusson
Karl Júlíusson
Costume Design
Manon Rasmussen
Manon Rasmussen
Sound Designer
Kristian Eidnes Andersen
Kristian Eidnes Andersen
Art Direction
Peter Grant
Peter Grant
Writer
Lars von Trier
Lars von Trier
Hairstylist
Michelle Crane
Michelle Crane
Hairstylist
John Nollet
John Nollet
Makeup Artist
Cédric Gérard
Cédric Gérard
Makeup Artist
Ursula Rödel
Ursula Rödel
Choreographer
Vincent Paterson
Vincent Paterson
Unit Publicist
Liz Miller
Liz Miller
Line Producer
Malte Forssell
Malte Forssell
Co-Executive Producer
Lars Jönsson
Lars Jönsson
Producer
Leo Pescarolo
Leo Pescarolo
Co-Executive Producer
Marianne Slot
Marianne Slot
Original Music Composer
Björk
Björk
Unit Production Manager
Anders Barlebo
Anders Barlebo
Unit Production Manager
Joakim Höglund
Joakim Höglund
Assistant Director
Anders Refn
Anders Refn
Assistant Director
Caroline Sascha Cogez
Caroline Sascha Cogez
Property Master
Jesper Lorents
Jesper Lorents
ADR & Dubbing
Fabio D'Amico
Fabio D'Amico
Dialogue Editor
Pétur Einarsson
Pétur Einarsson
Sound
Guy Sigsworth
Guy Sigsworth
Boom Operator
Ad Stoop
Ad Stoop
Sound Designer
Per Streit
Per Streit
Dolby Consultant
Mark Kenna
Mark Kenna
Stunts
Stig Günther
Stig Günther
Gaffer
Frank Berger
Frank Berger
Still Photographer
David Koskas
David Koskas
Electrician
Morten Nybø
Morten Nybø
Cinematography
Eric Kress
Eric Kress
Cinematography
Sedsel Andersen
Sedsel Andersen
Electrician
Harri Sipilä
Harri Sipilä
Camera Operator
Lars von Trier
Lars von Trier
Assistant Costume Designer
Louize Nissen
Louize Nissen
Post Production Assistant
Christine Ekstrand
Christine Ekstrand
Additional Editing
Peter Hjorth
Peter Hjorth
Color Timer
Yvan Lucas
Yvan Lucas
Sound
Isobel Griffiths
Isobel Griffiths
Production Coordinator
Malini Ahlberg
Malini Ahlberg
Legal Services
Andrea F. Cannistraci
Andrea F. Cannistraci
Production Controller
Jonas Frederiksen
Jonas Frederiksen
Finance
Peter Garde
Peter Garde
Dialect Coach
Sean-Michael Smith
Sean-Michael Smith
Production Office Assistant
Carsten Sparwath
Carsten Sparwath
Production Accountant
James Wilson
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