Department of Germanic Studies

Dancer in the Dark

Lars von Trier (2000)

Mon, October 8, 2012 | Burdine Hall 337

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Dancer in the Dark
Dancer in the Dark

Dancer in the Dark

Selma is a Czechoslovakian immigrant, a single mother working in a factory in rural America. Her salvation is her passion for music, specifically, the all-singing, all-dancing numbers found in classic Hollywood musicals. Selma harbors a sad secret: she is losing her eyesight and her son Gene stands to suffer the same fate if she can't put away enough money to secure him an operation. When a desperate neighbor falsely accuses Selma of stealing his savings, the drama of her life escalates to a tragic finale. With Björk and Catherine Deneuve.

This film is part of the Lars von Trier film series.

For more information contact Jakob Holm.

Sponsored by: The Department of Germanic Studies

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