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Dancer in the Dark
Dancer in the Dark

Dancer in the Dark

An east European girl goes to America with her young son, expecting it to be like a Hollywood film.

Synopsis

Selma has emigrated with her son from Central Europe to America. The year is 1964. Selma works day and night to save her son from the same disease she suffers from, a disease that inevitably will make her blind. But Selma has the energy to live because of her secret. She loves musicals. When life feels tough she can pretend that she is in the wonderful world of musicals, just for a short moment.

About the film

  • Type: Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date: May 17, 2000
  • Genre: Music, Drama
  • Length: 140 min.
  • Language: English
  • Original Title: Dancer in the Dark
  • International Title: Dancer in the Dark
  • Production Year: 2000
  • Production Countries: Iceland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Germany, France, United States, United Kingdom, Holland, Spain, Italy
  • IMDB: Dancer in the Dark
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Production Format: 35mm
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Color: Yes
  • Sound: Dolby Digital

Crew

Cast

Company Credits

Festivals

  • Salisbury International Arts Festival, 2014
  • Academy Awards, 2001 - Award: Nominated for Best Music, Original Song "I've Seen It All". (Björk as a composer, Lars von Trier as lyricist and Sjón Sigurðsson as lyricist).
  • Awards of the Japanese Academy, 2001 - Award: Best Foreign Film.
  • Blue Ribbon Awards, 2001 - Award: Best Foreign Language Film.
  • Bodil Awards, 2001 - Award: Best Actress (Björk). Nominated for Best Film.
  • Brit Awards, 2001 - Award: Nominated for Best Soundtrack.
  • Chicago Film Critics Association Awards, 2001 - Award: Nominated for CFCA Award for Best Actress (Björk) and Best Original Score (Björk, Lars von Trier and Sjón Sigurðsson).
  • Chlotrudis Awards, 2001 - Award: Nominated for Best Actress (Björk), Best Director (Lars von Trier), Best Movie, Best Supporting Actor (Peter Stormare) and Best Supporting Actress (Siobhan Fallon).
  • Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain, 2001 - Award: Nominated for Best Foreign Film.
  • César Awards, France, 2001 - Award: Nominated for Best Foreign Film.
  • Golden Globes, USA, 2001 - Award: Nominated for Best Original Song - Motion Picture (Björk, Lars Von Trier, Sjón). Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama (Björk).
  • Golden Trailer Awards, 2001 - Award: Nominated for Best Music.
  • Goya Awards, 2001 - Award: Best European Film.
  • Independent Spirit Awards, 2001 - Award: Best Foreign Film.
  • Motion Pictures Sound Editors, USA, 2001 - Award: Nominated for Best Sound Editing, Music and Musical Feature (Foreign & Domestic).
  • Online Film Critics Society Awards, 2001 - Award: Best Cinamatic Debut/Breakthrough (Björk). Nominated for Best Actress (Björk), Best Director (Lars von Trier), Best Film, Best Film Editing (François Gédigier and Molly Marlene Stensgaard) and Best Original Score.
  • Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards, 2001 - Award: Nominated for Best Original Song "I've Seen It All" (Björk, Sjón Sigurðsson, Lars von Trier).
  • Robert Festival, 2001 - Award: Best Actress (Björk), Best Editing (François Gédigier og Molly Marlene Stensgaard), Best Original Score (Björk og Mark Bell), Best Film, Best Production Design (Karl Júlíusson) and Best Sound (Per Streit). Nominated for Best Cinematography (Robby Müller), Best Costume Design (Manon Rasmussen, Best Director (Lars von Trier, Best Film, Best Make-Up (Sanne Gravfort and Morten Jacobsen) and Best Supporting Actress (Siobhan Fallon).
  • Satellite Awards, 2001 - Award: Best Original Song "I've Seen It All" (Björk, Sjón Sigurðsson, Lars von Trier). Nominated for Best Motion Picture Drama, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Drama (Björk) and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Drama (Catherine Deneuve).
  • Turia Awards, 2001 - Award: Best Foreign Film, Audiecne Award.
  • Camerimage, 2000 - Award: Nominated for the Golden Frog (Robby Müller).
  • Cannes Film Festival, 2000 - Award: Best Actress (Björk) and Palme d'Or (Lars von Trier).
  • Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards, 2000 - Award: Actress of the Year (Björk).
  • European Film Awards, 2000 - Award: Best Actress (Björk). Best Film. Audience Award, Best Actress (Björk). Audience Award, Best Director (Lars von Trier).
  • Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards, 2000 - Award: Nominated for Best Actress and Best Female Newcomer.
  • National Board of Review, USA, 2000 - Award: Outstanding Dramatic Musical Performance by an Actress (Björk).
  • Russian Guild of Film Critics, 2000 - Award: Best Foreign Actress.

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