About

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 o...

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Directed by

Lars von Trier

Written by

Lars von Trier (Writer)

Runtime

141 minutes

Country

United States of America, United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, France, Denmark, Sweden, Argentina, Netherlands, Finland, Norway, Iceland

Language

English

Tagline

You don't need eyes to see.

Cast

Keywords

small town secret debt police officer dance factory worker factory robbery fantasy dying and death individual immigrant usa dancing eye operation blindness and impaired vision naivety eyesight hereditary disease

Photos

Lists

#603 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#50 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Song