Our unity member Rocco2 gave this tip on the
I just discovered that
CDNow has named Dancer in the Dark as one of the best DVD releases of the 2001.
Actually, the two movies that are ahead of it on the list are re-releases, so it
is actually the best one!
Dancer in the Dark
it didn't win any Oscars, this brave, brilliant reinvention of the musical
was the best film of 2000 and the best new DVD release this year. Björk
gives a heartbreaking performance as a nearly blind immigrant who faces
the death penalty after she kills a man who robs her of her life's
savings. It's not the usual subject for a musical, but Lars Von Trier
makes it work by presenting the musical numbers as her attempts to escape
gritty reality with flights of imagination. The wrenching number
"I've Seen It All Before" and the shocking ending make this film
impossible to forget.