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Dancer in the Dark

Set in rural America in 1964, an immigrant and single mother who works at a factory takes refuge from her hardships by imagining herself and her co-workers in Hollywood musicals.
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New York Times
January 01, 2000
Come to the theater prepared, with a handkerchief in one hand and a rotten tomato in the other.
July 29, 2007
Even without the musical numbers, von Trier has given us a compelling story with original characters.
Read in Source
April 07, 2011
Denmark's enfant terrible Lars von Trier finally won the Camme Palme d'Or for this postmodern deconstructive musical featuring a stunning performance by Bjork.
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Rolling Stone
June 05, 2001
Aims right for the heart and aces its target.
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 12, 2007
It is not pleasing to watch, by any conceivable definition of that word.
Read in Source
January 01, 2000
This is a film like no other this year, and on that grounds alone you should see it.
October 26, 2009
Everything about Bjork and Dancer in the Dark is enigmatic in an uncomfortable dissecting way that shows beauty in the crudest way, and crudeness in the complexity of advanced social mores.
Read in Source
January 01, 2000
A thought-provoking, emotionally resonant, and innovative cinematic experience.
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Chicago Sun-Times
January 01, 2000
It smashes down the walls of habit that surround so many movies. It returns to the wellsprings. It is a bold, reckless gesture.
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Looking Closer
December 06, 2004
I was devastated by it. What bothers me is this: It is the easiest thing in the world to do... move people by destroying something beautiful.
September 25, 2010
Habitually galling director Lars von Trier's musical is a black-swan genre rarity - a 1960s-set sledgehammer to Broadway and Hollywood's insistence on sunshiny endings in golden-era musicals about Nazis, murder and suicide.
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Globe and Mail
March 19, 2002
At least Dancer in the Dark is bad in a complicated way.
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