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The Element of Crime

Cast

Michael Elphick, Esmond Knight, Me Me Lai, Jerold Wells View All


Crew

Lars von Trier (Screenplay), Lars von Trier (Director), Niels VÝrsel (Screenplay) View All

Release: May 18th, 1984
Runtime: 1 hour, 44 minutes
Fisher, an ex-detective, decides to take one final case when a mysterious serial killer claims the lives of several young girls. Fisher, unable to find the culprit, turns to Osbourne, a writer who was once respected for his contributions to the field of criminology. Fisher begins to use Osbourne's technique, which involves empathizing with serial killers; however, as the detective becomes increasingly engrossed in this method, things take a...
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