(4) Re-watching this I didn't have the same extreme emotional/physical response as the first time I saw it, but it's still a great film, despite a somewhat implausible plot. Björk was great in it too, deserving all those Best Actress wins and nominations.
Von Trier's Palme d'or winning film still stands as one of his best realized creations. Mixing the movie musical with a Sirk style melodrama he achieved a sublime hybrid. Bjork is perfectly cast as Selma and the supporting team is quite interesting all around with special mention to Stormare needed. Muller's cinematography is fluid even while working the '100' camera shoots. The behind the scenes stories are legend.
It can work for poor hungry young "film students", but not for me. Claustrophobic, itchy, terrible. Horrible and pale color, bad interpretations, so natural but so wrong. What Von Trier did to Dogma 95 is pure assassination. He's a genius actually, genius of marketing, masturbation and EGO.