This is a beautiful movie about a woman who comes to America from Czechoslovakia to save her sons eye sight after she could not save her own, but in the process gets entangled in a web of greed, deceit and lies.
Selma, played by Björk, is the main character, which is going blind. She has been saving money for years to get her son the operation to save his vision, but on the very day when she is fired for breaking a machine due to her loss of sight and she plans on asking the doctor to do the operation for less, her neighbor has broken into her house and stolen the money (which she knows because he had been talking to her earlier about being having money problems). She steals her money back but when he threatens to shoot her, she grabs for the gun and he accidentally shoots himself.
Let me say this, the movie is full of beautiful choreography, and yes it is a musical. The movie is seriously heart touching. It was nothing like I was expecting, and I suggest you rent it or see it in what ever means possible to you.