Dancer in the Dark

Winner of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes film festival, Lars Von Trier's brilliant film inspires adulation and scorn. This neo-musical is set in an early '60s Pacific Northwest town. Czech immigrant factory worker Bjork, slowly losing her eyesight, tries to raise money for an operation to keep her son from developing the same condition. Her only escape from her dreary life comes in fantasy song-and-dance sequences inspired by Hollywood films, but soon reality comes crashing tragically in.

Year: 2000
Genre: Art House Cinema, Paul's Favourites, Cannes - Palme d'Or, Ed's Favourites, Best of Post 2000, Amy's Favourites, Alice Members' Top 100, Disabilities, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die)
Country: Denmark
Director: Lars von Trier
Starring: Bjork, Catherine Deneuve, Joel Grey, David Morse
Duration: 140 Minutes
Rating: R13 - Contains violence and content that may disturb.
Location in store: Art House Cinema
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