5.23.2009

Dancer in the Dark (2000)

directed by Lars Von Trier
with: Björk, David Morse, Peter Stormare, Catherine Deneuve

Controversial. People either hate it or love it. I love it. I love Björk's acting and singing and Von Trier's experimental style; with no control of lighting and a perfect rhythm, this movie seems to be extremely realistic, creating a natural emphasis in the emotional aspects of the dramatic sequences. Extremely depressing and unbelievable series of events, this movie is the only one that has made me shed tears. It is about deception and (mis)trust, innocence and imagination, betrayal and unfairness. A tragedy of a Czech immigrant woman in Washington who is gradually loosing her eyesight is saving money (with a low-pay job at a factory) for his son's surgery to avoid the same fate as hers. The only thing that keeps her motivated is her passion for musicals. Beautiful and breathtaking. 

Strongly Recommended. 
Rating: 8.75/10

2 comments:

Guilherme said...

Nice blog, great movies. You sure have a good taste for films.

Congratulations,
glhrms.

Bob Clapes said...

Thank you Guilherme, I'm glad you like it.