Dancer in the Dark

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.
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Credits: TheMovieDb.

Film Cast:

  • Selma Jezkova: Björk
  • Kathy: Catherine Deneuve
  • Bill Houston: David Morse
  • Jeff: Peter Stormare
  • Oldrich Novy: Joel Grey
  • Linda Houston: Cara Seymour
  • Gene Jezkova: Vladica Kostic
  • Norman: Jean-Marc Barr
  • Samuel: Vincent Paterson
  • Brenda: Siobhan Fallon Hogan
  • District Attorney: Zeljko Ivanek
  • Dr. Porkorny: Udo Kier
  • Morty: Jens Albinus
  • Judge: Reathel Bean
  • Receptionist: Mette Berggreen
  • Defense Attorney: Lars Michael Dinesen
  • Suzan: Katrine Falkenberg
  • Angry Man: Michael Flessas
  • Detective: John Randolph Jones
  • Doctor: Stellan Skarsgård
  • Woman on Night Shift: Paprika Steen
  • Officer of the Court / Dancer: Noah Lazarus
  • Chairman / Dancer: John Martinus
  • New Defense Council: Luke Reilly
  • Person in Doorway: Sean-Michael Smith
  • Dancer: Al Agami
  • Dancer: Anna Norberg
  • Dancer (uncredited): Troels Asmussen
  • Prison Guard – Serving Selma Jezkova’s last meal (uncredited): Caroline Sascha Cogez

Film Crew:

  • Writer: Lars von Trier
  • Producer: Vibeke Windeløv
  • Choreographer: Vincent Paterson
  • Executive Producer: Peter Aalbæk Jensen
  • Producer: Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
  • Producer: Finn Gjerdrum
  • Producer: Mogens Glad
  • Producer: Anja Grafers
  • Producer: Torleif Hauge
  • Producer: Tero Kaukomaa
  • Producer: Poul Erik Lindeborg
  • Producer: Els Vandevorst
  • Original Music Composer: Björk
  • Director of Photography: Robby Müller
  • Editor: François Gédigier
  • Editor: Molly Malene Stensgaard
  • Casting: Avy Kaufman
  • Production Design: Karl Júlíusson
  • Costume Design: Manon Rasmussen
  • Sound Designer: Kristian Eidnes Andersen
  • Art Direction: Peter Grant
  • Production Controller: Jonas Frederiksen
  • Sound Designer: Per Streit
  • Assistant Director: Anders Refn
  • Second Unit Director of Photography: Eric Kress
  • Co-Executive Producer: Marianne Slot
  • Co-Executive Producer: Lars Jönsson
  • Dialogue Editor: Pétur Einarsson
  • Finance: Peter Garde
  • Stunts: Stig Günther
  • Producer: Leo Pescarolo
  • Production Accountant: James Wilson
  • Makeup Artist: Cédric Gérard
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Louize Nissen
  • Dolby Consultant: Mark Kenna
  • Production Office Assistant: Carsten Sparwath
  • Dialect Coach: Sean-Michael Smith
  • Production Coordinator: Malini Ahlberg
  • Assistant Director: Caroline Sascha Cogez
  • Sound: Guy Sigsworth
  • Sound: Isobel Griffiths
  • Boom Operator: Ad Stoop
  • Gaffer: Frank Berger
  • Still Photographer: David Koskas
  • Line Producer: Malte Forssell
  • ADR Recordist: Fabio D’Amico
  • Additional Editing: Peter Hjorth
  • Hairstylist: Michelle Crane
  • Hairstylist: John Nollet
  • Makeup Artist: Ursula Rödel
  • Unit Publicist: Liz Miller
  • Unit Production Manager: Anders Barlebo
  • Unit Production Manager: Joakim Höglund
  • Property Master: Jesper Lorents
  • Electrician: Morten Nybø
  • Electrician: Harri Sipilä
  • Post Production Assistant: Christine Ekstrand
  • Color Timer: Yvan Lucas
  • Legal Services: Andrea F. Cannistraci

Movie Reviews:

  • FrontrunnerParis: Dazzling Björk in this indictment against the death sentence, in tight close-ups. This film is a UFO, musical without being.
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