Analysis of the Films Dancer in the Dark and Head-on


by drmvm1

There is no denying the concept that the film or movie is a good vehicle of culture. When the cinema has just appeared its power to display modern events was highly appreciated. This particular feature of the cinema has provided the popularity for the movie as a new kind of supervision and entertainment. Consequently, today the cinema has become one of the favorite things people do when they have free time.

The cinema in international scale got the new creative urge with the film of Lars Von Trier ‘Dancer in the Dark’ and Fatih Akin ‘Head-On’. ‘Dancer in the Dark’ and ‘Head-On’ are well-known for their power as a way of cultural production. These films are generally recognized as best foreign films. The films ‘Dancer In the Dark’ and ‘Head-On’ concentrate on the life of the people who live in a foreign country like the directors of these films. The essay analyzes the films critically making allowance for its setting, language, acting and directing.

‘Dancer in the Dark’ and ‘Head-On’ are well-known and astonishing foreign films which received awards. ‘Dancer in the Dark’ was released in 2000 and ‘Head-On’ was released in 2004. These films have become famous worldwide as best foreign films. These films show the cinema importance and are highly appraised for the plot, scenery and casting. Special attention should be paid to the plot of both films, which describe people from different countries who have left their native land. ‘Dancer in the Dark’ and ‘Head-On’ both address the concept of ‘foreignness’, defined as the state of not being ‘at home’, of being ‘other’, or non-native.

When you live far from your native country, your life can be unpredictable and can change suddenly in this or that way. You may have really interesting and unforgettable experience; however, the changing of a place of living may have very significant effects on your life and on the life of your relatives. First of all, living in another country affects the life of the main characters of the movie as they miss their fatherland greatly. They try to find happiness in the life or at least to forget about the negative side of a life as in case of the major heroine from ‘Dancer in the Dark’.

‘Dancer in the Dark’ and ‘Head-On’ are based on the study of life and emotions, of the important moments people face. The plots of the films are thrilling and full of feelings and emotions. Every part of these films has its greatness, splendor. Besides, every its shot is beautiful and appeals to the deep and profound interest of a spectator. The movies ‘Dancer in the Dark’ and ‘Head-On’ are well-known for their power as a way of cultural production. The films ‘Dancer in the Dark’ and ‘Head-On’ concentrate on the life of the people who live in a foreign country like the directors of these films. All people have experienced ‘foreignness’ and ‘otherness’ at some point in their lives when they are meeting new people, being in new surroundings or a foreign country. Both films ‘Dancer in the Dark’ and ‘Head-On’ masterly display the theme of ‘foreignness’ so that the spectators are able to feel the idea of the ‘outsider’.

Another Pinoy director on his way to Cannes
Alessandra de Rossi in ‘Busong,’ director Auraeus Solito’s (inset) latest masterpiece MANILA, Philippines – Film director Auraeus Solito is the latest Filipino to make it to the Cannes Film Festival.   A report on filmbiz.asia April 20 confirmed the entry of Solito’s film “Busong” as one of three Asian films to be screened as part of the Directors’ Fortnight (Quinzaine des Realisateurs) section.  

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