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The Element of Crime


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


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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