In the year 2000, Bjork decided to tackle the acting world with the Danish musical Dancer in the dark. Directed by Lars Von Trier, the film tackles the issue of an immigrant’s life in the world. Bjork plays a humble Czech immigrant who now finds herself in Washington with her son. Despite the hardships, Selma (Bjork’s Character) finds the beauty in life. She works hard in the local factory, but during her free time she finds her dream of wanting to be the lead actress of the local play. She does this to escape the misery of her new found home. The US has become nothing but a working field. Yet, she is grateful that she can now provide for her son.
The film gets dark and you will end up filling for her. Selma is all eyes for her son and she wants to give him the best. Despite all that she has done there will be roadblocks. She will be accused of stealing her own money, which will send her to jail. The trial gets sad and the ending just leaves you dead.
All in all, the film is not for everyone. It is a bit long, but I found it beautiful. Some people will be thrown off because it is Bjork but the woman can act.
Pros: grows on you Cons: could be irritating The Bottom Line: Needs a couple of looks before you catch the true form of the movie I wasn't sure what to make of this movie, based on an unwed young mother from the Czech Republic, Selma (Bjork) and her son Gene (Vladica Kostic), who live in a rundown trailer in a dreary little town in Washington. Selma works at the local factory and has a consuming love of musicals. In her off … more