R | | Crime, Drama, Musical
An East European girl travels to the United States with her young son, expecting it to be like a Hollywood film.
Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
There's no more to see...
Despite the movie taking place in the mid-to-late 1960s, a clearly very modern train (from at least the late 70s) can be seen moving past Selma's house early on in the film.
The original European version had the overture played in dimmed lighting before the curtains opened on the screen. However, Fine Line Features president Mark Ordesky informed director Lars von Trier that such an opening was unfeasible in U.S. theaters, since most American theaters don't have curtains and have electronic projection booths overseen by inexperienced staffers. Thus, von Trier filmed a visual accompaniment to go along with the overture in the U.S. release: a collage of paintings by Per Kirkeby, the artist/husband of producer Vibeke Windeløv.
English, German, Czech
$91,612 24 September 2000