Dancer in the Dark (2000)

9.0 / Rated by 2 people

140 min.
Plot  The film is set in Washington state in 1964 and focuses on Selma Ježková, a Czech immigrant who has moved to the United States with her son, Gene Ježek. They live a life of poverty as Selma works at a factory with her good friend Kathy, whom she nicknames Cvalda (which means "chubby" in Czech). She rents a trailer home on the property of town policeman Bill Houston and his wife Linda. She is also pursued by the shy but persistent Jeff who also works at the factory.

What no one in Selma's life knows is that she has a hereditary degenerative disease which is gradually causing her to go blind. She has been saving up every penny that she makes (in a candy tin in her kitchen) to pay for an operation which will prevent her young son from suffering the same fate. To escape the misery of her daily life Selma accompanies Cvalda to the local cinema where together they watch fabulous Hollywood musicals (or more accurately, Selma listens as Cvalda describes them to her, to the annoyance o...



Selma Ježková
David Morse
Bill Houston
Joel Grey
Old?ich Nový
Cara Seymour
Linda Houston
Željko Ivanek
District attorney
Udo Kier
Dr. Pokorný


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Dancer in the Dark
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nsvn rated Dancer in the Dark (2000) with 9.0 stars / 01.02.2016

Bultan rated Dancer in the Dark (2000) with 9.0 stars / 30.04.2015

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