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Element of Crime

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A movie directed by Lars von Trier

Danish director Lars von Trier's debut feature film--also his first English-language effort--is an extremely hypnotic, moody thriller. The story opens in the desert of Egypt, where police detective Leopold Fisher (Michael Elphick) is hypnotized and … see full wiki

Director: Lars von Trier
Release Date: 1985
MPAA Rating: Unrated
2 reviews about Element of Crime
review by . July 13, 2011
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**** out of ****     "The Element of Crime" is a modern film-noir so fascinating, that the mere experience of watching it almost cannot be described. You cannot truly absorb all of its contents on one viewing; and I imagine that it keeps improving each time one revisits it. The film is a visual feast, a surrealist's joint, and also the film debut of Lars Von Trier. Now, that's a name you may know. The man is a lover and attractor of controversy; something that he embraces rather …
review by . March 17, 2010
Pros: Setting      Cons: Everything but setting      The Bottom Line: YAWN, find any other von Trier film and watch it twice. Then you can say that, by count, you have seen all of them.      Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. When I see or hear the word “stylized” for a film I am immediately suspicious. I can generally rely on the foundation that make Peter Greenaway’s films …
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