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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Bjork
Catherine Deneuve
David Morse
Peter Stormare
Directors
Lars von Trier
Screenwriters
Lars von Trier
Running Time
140 minutes

Dancer In The Dark
Bjork stars in Von Trier's twisted musical melodrama


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Plot
Single mother Selma works two different jobs and scrapes by, in order to save enough money to give her son an eye operation that will save the deteriorating sight that she suffers. But when her landlord tries to steal her money, a tragedy unfolds.


Verdict
The storyline may be pure melodrama, but Bjork's performance and Von Trier's off-kilter direction turn it in to real tragedy. Haunting and beautiful.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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