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Title Dancer in the dark [videorecording] / presented by Fine Line Features, Zentropa Entertainments4, Trust Film Svenska, Film 1 Vast, and Liberator Productions ; written and directed by Lars von Trier ; produced by Vibeke Windeløv ; music by Bjork ; choreography and dance direction by Vincent Paterson.

Imprint U.S. : New Line Home Video, c2000.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe DVDs 1st Floor  791.4372 D195 2000    ---  Available
Description 1 videodisc (195 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in. (videodisc)
Note Letterboxed widescreen format (2.40:1 aspect ratio). Enhanced for widescreen televisions.
Audio options: 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound, DTS surround sound, 2.0 stereo Dolby Digital surround sound.
Closed-captioned for the hearing-impaired.
Credits Lyrics, Lars von Trier and Sjon Sigurdsson ; production design, Karl Juliusson ; art direction, Peter Grant ; costumes, Manon Rasmussen ; director of photography, Robby Muller ; executive producer, Peter Aalbæk Jensen ; overture sequence [paintings], Per Kirkeby.
Cast Bjork (Selma) ; Catherine Deneuve (Kathy) ; David Morse (Bill) ; Peter Stormare (Jeff) ; Joel Grey (Oldrich Novy) ; Cara Seymour (Linda) ; Vladica Kostic (Gene) ; Jean-Marc Barr (Norman) ; Vincent Paterson (Samuel) ; Siobhan Fallon (Brenda) ; ˆZeljko Ivanek (district attorney) ; Udo Kier (Dr. Porkorny) ; others.
Summary Combining drama and musical theater, this dark fable depicts a factory worker who is gradually losing her eyesight due to a hereditary disease. As she struggles to save money for an operation for her similarly-afflicted son, she finds solace in Hollywood musicals and her fantasies of music and dancing in the drab world she inhabits.
Contents Feature presentation (ca. 141 min.). Music and dance numbers: Overture [music only] -- "Cvalda" / performed by Bjork, Catherine Deneuve, and others -- "I've seen it all" / performed by Bjork, Peter Stormare, and others -- "In the musicals, Part 1" / performed by Bjork, Vincent Paterson, and others -- "In the musicals, Part 2" / performed by Bjork, Joel Grey, and others -- "107 steps" / performed by Bjork and others -- "Next to last song" / performed by Bjork -- "New world" (end credits).
Special features: Audio commentaries: Filmmaker commentary by Lars von Trier, producer Vibeke Windeløv, technical supervisor Peter Hjorth, and artist Per Kirkeby -- Choreographer commentary by Vincent Paterson.
Documentaries: 100 cameras: capturing Lars von Trier's vision (ca. 14 min.) / discussion of the camera work for the film ; includes interviews with Lars von Trier, Vincent Paterson, and Peter Hjorth -- Choreography: creating Vincent Paterson's dance sequences (ca. 24 min.) / Paterson discusses his choreographic process and his use of video as a tool for recording and developing his ideas ; he comments on selected musical numbers, which are shown in rehearsal footage and master tapes.
Alternate scenes: "Cvalda" version 2 (ca. 4 min.) -- "I've seen it all" version 2 (ca. 5 min.) -- "I've seen it all" version 3 (ca. 4 min.).
Selma's music: song by song access to the film.
Cast and crew: filmographies of Bjork, Catherine Deneuve, David Morse, Peter Stormare, Jean-Marc Barr, Joel Grey, Lars von Trier.
Original theatrical trailer (ca. 2 1/2 min.).
DVD-ROM features: Original theatrical web site.
Subject Bjork.
Deneuve, Catherine, 1943-
Morse, David, 1953-
Stormare, Peter.
Grey, Joel, 1932-
Seymour, Cara.
Barr, Jean-Marc, 1960-
Paterson, Vincent.
Paterson, Vincent -- Interviews.
Fallon, Siobhan.
Ivanek, Zeljko, 1957-
Kier, Udo.
Trier, Lars von, 1956- -- Interviews.
Windeløv, Vibeke -- Interviews.
Kirkeby, Per -- Interviews.
Genre/Form Features.
Motion pictures.
Added Author Trier, Lars von, 1956-
Paterson, Vincent.
Windelov, Vibeke.
Jensen, Peter Aalbaek, 1956-
Juliusson, Karl.
Rasmussen, Manon.
Kirkeby, Per.
Fine Line Features.
Liberator Productions.
New Line Home Video (Firm)
ISBN 078063408X
Standard No. NZ1 7103975

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