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The Element Of Crime
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The Element Of Crime 1984

Danish director Lars von Trier (Breaking the Waves) made his directorial debut (in English) with this bizarre combination of film noir, science fiction and surrealism. In a post-holocaust future (depicted in striking sepia tones), a serial killer is preying on teenage girls. The stymied detective on the case (Michael Elphick) submits to a special form of hypnosis to improve his chances of catching the culprit. (read more)

Release Date:May 14th, 1984
Running Time:104 minutes
Directed By:
Lars von TrierLars von Trier
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No image existsNiels VÝrsel
No image existsWilliam Quarshie
No image existsStephen Wakelam
No image existsMichael Elphick
No image existsEsmond Knight
No image existsMe Me Lai
Lars von TrierLars von Trier
No image existsJerold Wells
No image existsAhmed El Shenawi
No image existsJŠnos Hersků
No image existsCamilla Overbye Roos
No image existsAstrid Henning-Jensen
No image existsHarry Harper
No image existsRoman Moszkowicz
No image existsFrederik Casby
No image existsDuke Addabayo
No image existsJon Bang Carlsen
No image existsLeif Magnusson
No image existsStig Larsson

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The Element Of Crime Movie Review by Movie Addict (1/31/2009)

How to describe a film so avant-garde that Dirk Bogarde threatened to quit the Cannes jury if it got an award? A film that references Blade runner, with a burned-out cop (Michael Elphick) brought back into a futuristic Europe to find a serial killer. A film that has been described by some as "The Silence of the Lambs"...

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