The alien-like Björk stars in Dancer in the Dark as Czech immigrant named Selma who comes to the United States to obtain a better life. Her arrogant boss questions her about being a communist but shows her strength by acting with a certain peasant stoicism that bourgeoisie commies like Lars von Trier wish they had. Selma is close to being completely blind and wants to save her son from a similar burden. Selma seems to have a problem with daydreaming to the point of singing and dancing. She truly is a dancer in the very dark United States of the 1960s. With the peculiar facial expressions of Björk, it is no surprise that her character Selma seems to be a borderline schizophrenic.