Dancer in the Dark

by Lars von Trier 2h20min Sweden, Danemark 1999
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Film details

Dancer in the Dark
by Lars von Trier

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

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  • Björk : Selma
  • Catherine Deneuve : Kathy
  • David Morse : Bill
  • Peter Stormare : Jeff
  • Joel Grey : Oldrich Novy
  • Jean-Marc Barr : Norman
  • And with: Vincent Paterson, Cara Seymour, Vladica Kostic, Siobhan Fallon, Zeljko Ivanek, Udo Kier, Jens Albinus


  • Director Lars von Trier
  • Scenario Lars von Trier
  • Photo director Robby Müller
  • Set Design Peter Grant
  • Costume Design Manon Rasmussen
  • Sound Per Streit
  • Editing Molly Malene Stensgaard, François Gédigier
  • Original music Björk
  • Producer Vibeke Windeløv
  • Excutive producer Malte Forsell
  • Production Compagny Film i Väst, Libérator Productions, Trust Film Svenska, Zentropa Entertainments

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio2,35:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixDolby
  • Production1999
  • Release date for France10/18/2000
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguageEnglish
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