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Plot Summary

  • Selma has emigrated with her son from Central Europe to America. The year is 1964. Selma works day and night to save her son from the same disease she suffers from, a disease that inevitably will make her blind. But Selma has the energy to live because of her secret! She loves musicals. When life feels tough she can pretend that she is in the wonderful world of musicals...just for a short moment. All happiness life is not able to give her she finds there...

    - Written by Fredrik Klasson <fredrik.klasson@telia.com>
  • Selma is a Czechoslovakian immigrant, a single mother working in a factory in rural America. Her salvation is her passion for music, specifically, the all-singing, all-dancing numbers found in classic Hollywood musicals. Selma harbors a sad secret: she is losing her eyesight and her son Gene stands to suffer the same fate if she can't put away enough money to secure him an operation. When a desperate neighbor falsely accuses Selma of stealing his savings, the drama of her life escalates to a tragic finale.

    - Written by Anonymous
  • An east European girl goes to America with her young son, expecting it to be like a Hollywood film.

    - Written by Gabriel Laverdiere <teknobabble@hotmail.com>

Synopsis

Selma is a young Czech mother living in Washington state in the early 1960s. How she loves musicals...

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