Björk (and the main actors to be fair) deserves recognition for her performance. A un-doubtfully grim and dark musical that's betrayed for being discrepant in its core. The fantasies never agree with the tragedy that's presented to Selma's eyes. So, those musical sequences don't flatter the brutality of her faith (even if they're used as an armor); rather they deviate from her pain because they don't feel genuine.
The Inverted world is too much to bare. Selma is a relic from a lost time and place, trying to survive in a harsher, more real world. Some may bash this for its melodrama, but I only see that argument as fair if the film didn’t embrace it, which it certainly does.
Lars von Trier'in izlediğim ilk filmi. Görselliğine ve doğallığına resmen hayran oldum. Kurgu çok güzel ve şarkılar doğal olarak nefis. Björk'ün inanılmaz performansı ve Lars von Trier'in kamerasıyla insanlığa armağan ettiği etkileyici bir başyapıt. Bir annenin "melodik" dramı. von Trier her filminde olduğu gibi Dancer In the Dark’ta da insanların zayıf noktalarını, duygularını son raddeye dek sömürüyor.
Magical musical! I had so much sympathy for the main character, Selma, a Czech immigrant living in the US, beautifully acted and played by Björk. She did such a well job and even made me cry at the end. I'm usually not too interested in musicals, however, Lars von Trier managed to make a perfect mix between the songs and the narration.
An extraordinary combination of surreal song and dance sequences and bleak reality, but with the organic music coming straight from the bowels of the earth and from Selma's perception of the world. The final scene, with an amazing performance from Björk, is the most raw and painful thing I've ever seen, and afterwards I was a complete mess. The melodramatic aspect of musicals becomes a primal suffering.