This movie directed and written by Lars von Trier was nominated for one Academy Award (Best Original Song), being deserving of at least one more nomination for Best Actress (Bjork)
Do you like this film? Do you think it deserved more nominations?
Nominations for Picture and Director would have been deserved. Bjork certainly deserved a nomination, but Burstyn should have won that year by a huge margin.
Bjork should have been nominated, 100%, without a doubt, hands down, absolutely. It may be the greatest film performance ive ever seen.
The scene of her execution is so strongly performed, it makes me cry.
^ I like can’t watch it again. It was devastating
This film should have SWEPT the oscars!!! Yes… I said swept! It was that good of a film! Easily in my top 5 best films ever and bjorks performance is amazing! The film should have swept with nominations and wins.
Yep, Dancer in the Dark is an astounding movie, easily the best post-2000 musical. I think its reputation will only continue to grow over the years. I also agree that ending is like a kick in the stomach. Absolutely brilliant and powerful stuff.
PS: This is another example when metacritic, which ranked Dancer an insulting 61/100, is full of shite.
Agreed with everything said above.
Never seen it, but always wanted to.