Dancer in the Dark | Full Movie

Dancer in the Dark
  • R
  • 2h 15m
  • 2000
Fresh68%
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Director Lars von Trier (Breaking the Waves) delivers a provocative mix of drama and musical theater in this acclaimed movie that won 2000 Cannes Film Festival Best Picture and Best Actress honors (for lead actress Björk). Rural factory worker Selma (Björk) is a single mother losing her eyesight from a hereditary disease. To protect her 10-year-old son from the same fate, Selma saves money to get him an operation. At night, Selma escapes into a world where "nothing dreadful ever happens," rehearsing a production of The Sound of Music with her best friend (Catherine Deneuve). But when a neighbor (David Morse) betrays her trust, Selma's life unravels – and the lines between reality and fantasy blur. Peter Stormare and Joel Grey also star in this trailblazing concoction that will make you cry at the same time it makes your heart sing.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Fresh68%
Critics Consensus: Dancer in Dark can be grim, dull, and difficult to watch, but even so, it has a powerful and moving performance from Bjork and is something quite new and visionary.
Reviews
Globe and Mail
Liam Lacey
Rotten

At least Dancer in the Dark is bad in a complicated way.

January 29, 2019
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers
Fresh

Aims right for the heart and aces its target.

January 29, 2019
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Musical, Independent, Art House
  • Release Date:September 23, 2000
  • Highest Available for Purchase:SD

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