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4.5 out of 10 Fantastic
laura from Dublin, 08 Nov 2010
Absolutely loved this movie. The music fits in surprisingly well in the movie. All of the acting is fantastic with Bjork playing an independent yet vulnerable young woman who is losing her sight and can only think of protecting her son from the same fate. She is luckily surrounded by friends who look out for her, but they can do little to protect her from tragedy in the end. Get the tissues out before sitting down to watch. Moving and heard breaking.
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5 out of 10 Powerful
Andrew from Dublin, 02 Feb 2010
Bjork was so good and it wasn't "slow moving" as the comment above suggests. The storyline was unique and emotional. I had doubts about this as I thought Bjork wouldn't be a good actor but she was superb. I really fell in love after watching this movie. Lars Von Trier created another masterpiece - even though Bjork know hates him! (she had a nervous breakdown during the filming due to the pressure of him to accomplish what he wanted) etc. watch this.
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3 out of 10 Slow Moving
Paul from Dublin, 21 Jun 2007
Having been a big fan of the CD, I was intrigued how the music would be fit into a narrative. While it was nice to see the songs accompanied by visuals, the rest of the film was very slow moving. Bjork fans might do well buying the DVD as there is a nice feature allowing you to play all of the songs together; thereby skipping the pretty drab story. Also, the songs are alternate mixes to the CD so that's another reason to own this one!
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What's it about....
A heart-rending, emotionally explosive musical from acclaimed director Lars von Trier. Selma (Bjork) is a Czech immigrant, working in a factory in Washington State. Not only is Selma struggling to make ends meet, she is also trying to save up for an operation to cure her young son of the genetic disease that is gradually blinding her. Her only joy is the role of Maria in a local production of The Sound of Music... Winner of the 2000 Palme d'Or, 'Dancer in the Dark'...

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