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Dancer in the Dark

Lars von Trier, Denmark, 2000

139 min.DK/Feature

Selma is a Czech immigrant and single mother working in a factory in rural
America. Selma harbours 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. Selma's salvation is her passion for music, the
all-singing, all-dancing numbers found in classic Hollywood musicals. But
when a desperate neighbour falsely accuses Selma of stealing his savings, the
drama of her life escalates.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Materials
Original title Dancer in the Dark
Danish title Dancer in the Dark
Director Lars von Trier
Screenplay Lars von Trier
Producer Vibeke Windeløv
Director of Photography Robby Müller
Editor Molly Malene Stensgaard, François Gédigier
Sound Per Streit
Composer Björk Guðmundsdóttir, Mark Bell
Production designer Karl Juliusson
Casting Avy Kaufman
Appearances Björk Guðmundsdóttir, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse, Peter Stormare
Production country Denmark, France, Sweden
Production companies Zentropa Entertainments
Domestic distribution Angel Films
International sales TrustNordisk / Filmbyen 22 / 2650 Hvidovre / t +45 3686 8788 / f +45 3677 4448 / info@trustnordisk.com / www.trustnordisk.com
Festival information Danish Film Institute
Technical info 35 mm, Cinemascope, color, Dolby digital stereo
Danish theatrical release 08.09.2000
Cinemas Dagmar, Palladium, Grand Desuden 49 biografer i provinsen.
Verdenspremiere ved Cannes-festivalen maj 2000.
Diverse forpremierer i Danmark.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15

Companies

Production companies Zentropa Entertainments
Domestic distribution Angel Films

Direction

Direction Lars von Trier
Casting Avy Kaufman
Casting: UK Joyce Nettles
Casting consultant Rie Hedegaard
Extras coordinator Terry Terry
Extras coordinator Robby Wald
Assisting director Anders Refn
Assistant director Caroline Sascha Cogez
2nd assistant director: 2. Unit Damian Payne
Dance director Vincent Paterson
Continuity Sedsel Andersen
Continuity Linda Daae
Technical director Peter Hjorth

Script

Script Lars von Trier
Translation Jonathan Sydenham
Dialogue coach Sean-Michael Smith

Production

Producer Vibeke Windeløv
Executive producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Co-executive producer Marianne Slot
Co-executive producer Lars Jönsson
Line producer Malte Forssell
Associate producer Fridrik Thór Fridriksson
Associate producer Finn Gjerdrum
Associate producer Mogens Glad
Associate producer Anja Grafers
Associate producer Torleif Hauge
Associate producer Tero Kaukomaa
Associate producer Poul Erik Lindeborg
Associate producer Els Vandevorst
Line producer: US Tony Grob
Co-executive producer Leo Pescarolo
Production James Wilson
Production manager Anders Barlebo
Production manager: 2. unit Joakim Höglund
Production manager: 2. unit Jonas Overton
Post-production manager Lene Irgens
Post-production manager Pia Nielsen
Consultant Tómas Gislason
Department head (100 camera department) Edvard Friis-Møller
Post-production assistant Christine Ekstrand
Production coordinator: Sweden Anna Malini Ahlberg
Production coordinator Louise Grosell
Assistant (Björk) Andrea Helgadottir
Assistant (Björk) Joga Johansdottir
Assistant (Björk) Nick Vroman
Assistant (Lars von Trier) Carsten Holst
Assistant (Vibeke Windeløv) Pia Severin Nielsen
Assistant (Vibeke Windeløv) Charlotte Pedersen
Assistant (Vibeke Windeløv) Cecilie Rui
Assistant (Marianne Slot) Chris Sanger
Production assistant Cecilie Kølpin
Production assistant Carsten Sparwath
Location manager Daniel Ahlqvist
Location assistant Khalil Al Harbiti
Location manager: 2. unit Roger Faires

Cinematography

Director of Photography Robby Müller
Cinematographer: 2. unit Eric Kress
Camera operator Lars von Trier
Camera operator Marcel Zyskind
Camera assistant: Sweden Kristoffer Andrén
Video assistant Jean-Robert Viallet

Stills

Stills Rolf Konow
Stills David Koskas
Stills Helene Sandberg

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Frank Berger

Editing

Editing Molly Malene Stensgaard
Editor François Gédigier
Assistant editor Peter Hjorth

Music

Music Björk Guðmundsdóttir
Music Mark Bell
Lyrics Lars von Trier

Production design

Production design Karl Juliusson
Art director Peter Grant
Set dresser Jesper Lorents
Set dresser: 2. unit Mary Buri
Art department coordinator Cecilia Sille Hersby
Assistant set dresser Thomas Karlsen
Assistant set dresser Friederik Eriksson
Assistant set dresser Simone Grau Roney
Set decorator Nicola Hewitt
Assistant set dresser Jonas Alexander Arnby
Assistant set dresser Anders Jacobsen
Maler Per Kirkeby

Wardrobe

Wardrobe Manon Rasmussen
Costume assistant Calem Martin
Costume assistant Louize Nissen
Costume assistant Jalene Murphy

Makeup

Makeup Sanne Gravfort
Makeup artist (2. unit) Michelle Ahern
Makeup artist (Catherine Deneuve) Cédric Gérard
Makeup artist (Catherine Deneuve) Ursula Rödel
Makeup artist (Catherine Deneuve) John Nollet
Makeup artist assistant Lisa Mustafa

Sound

Sound Per Streit
Supervising sound editor Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Recording engineer Paul Walton
ADR recording Fabio D'Amico
Boom operator Ad Stoop
Sound Guy Sigsworth
Sound Damian Taylor

Visual effects

Digital dailies Søren Kloch
Color timing Yvan Lucas

Stunt

Stunt Stig Günther

Choreography

Assistant choreographer Mette Berggreen
Choreography Vincent Paterson

Appearance

Selma Björk Guðmundsdóttir
Kathy Catherine Deneuve
Bill David Morse
Jeff Peter Stormare
Oldrich Novy Joel Grey
Musical-instruktør Vincent Paterson
Jean Cara Seymour
Norman Jean-Marc Barr
Gene, Selmas søn Vladica Kostic
Øjenlæge Udo Kier
Fængselsbetjent Siobhan Fallon
Offentlig anklager Zeljko Ivanek
Læge Stellan Skarsgård
Morty Jens Albinus
Dommer Reathel Bean
Advokat Lars Dinesen
Suzan Katrine Falkenberg
Vred mand Michael Flessas
Betjent John Randolph Jones
Officer i retten Noah Lazarus
Officer i retten Andrew Lucre
Besøgende Sheldon Litt
Formand John Martinus
Advokat Luke Reilly
Boris TJ Rizzo
Mand på trappe Sean-Michael Smith
Kvinde på nattevagt Paprika Steen
Officer Eric Voge
Mand med hætte Nick Wolf
Vagt Timm Zimmermann
Fængselsvagt Caroline Sascha Cogez
Danser #1 Al Agami
Danser #2 Alex Mouro
Danser #3 Alexander Arli
Danser #4 Allan Gyldenkærne
Danser #5 Ami Eklöf-Annell
Danser #6 Ana Christine Broström
Danser #7 Anders Tärneberg
Danser #8 Anders Thorhauge
Danser #9 Anders-Peter Torsleff Hansen
Danser #10 Ann Crosset
Danser #11 Anna David
Danser #12 Anna Norberg
Danser #13 Anna Rosenberg
Danser #14 Annette Lindholm
Danser #15 Anthony Ajoise Olufemi Jacob
Danser #16 Birgitte Skands
Danser #17 Bjorn Ahlander
Danser #18 Bo Westerholm
Danser #19 Bobo Eriksson
Danser #20 Britt Bendixen
Danser #21 Carl Johan De Neergaard
Danser #22 Carol Linda Nielsen
Danser #23 Claus Berenhard
Danser #24 Christian Valle
Danser #25 Diana G.L. Watson
Danser #26 Ed Hickok
Danser #27 Edvin Karlsson
Danser #28 Eli Stalhand
Danser #29 Elin Johansson
Danser #30 Emilie Bendz
Danser #31 Erik Dammann
Danser #32 Erik Drugge
Danser #33 Fredrik Börgesson
Danser #34 Frederik Mondrup
Danser #35 Marianne Bengtsson
Danser #36 Troels Asmussen
Danser #37 Rikke Lylloff

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
2nd Best European Feature 2000 Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2000
Panorama Jury's Second Prize 2000 Sarajevo Film Festival 2000
Golden Palm, Best film 2000 Cannes, Festival de 2000
Best Female Actor 2000 Cannes, Festival de 2000

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Toronto International Film Festival 2011-11-09
Goa - Int. Film Festival of India 2003-10-09
Moscow Int. Film Festival 2001-06-21
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2000-12-03
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2000-11-02
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2000-10-20
Busan International Film Festival 2000-10-06
Rio de Janeiro Film Festival 2000-10-05
New York Film Festival 2000-09-22
Haugesund, Den Norske Filmfestivalen 2000-08-27
Sarajevo Film Festival 2000-08-18
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2000-08-13
Zagreb Motovun Film Festival 2000-08-01
Moscow Int. Film Festival 2000-07-19
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2000-07-05
Cannes, Festival de 2000-05-10
Goa - Int. Film Festival of India 2000-01-10
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