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The Element of Crime 1984 123movies

The Element of Crime 1984 123movies

May. 18, 1984104 Min.
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#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Fisher, an ex-cop, returns to his old beat somewhere in northern Europe after a thirteen-year hiatus in Cairo. His former mentor and role model, author of a treatise called “The Element of Crime”, asks him to solve a series of murders involving lottery ticket sellers. Guided by the theories put forth in the book, Fischer retraces the steps of a suspect, Harry Grey, as recorded in a three-year-old police surveillance report.
Plot: 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 disturbing turn.
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I’m gonna f8ck you back to the stone age.
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” meets “Delicatessen”.

Fans of David Lynch may thrill at this futuristic film noir. Many will run for the exits, as it takes quite a bit of time to develop.

It is Lars von Trier’s first English-language film, and it is in a sepia-tone that adds to the feeling that Europe is crumbling. Water is an element that flows throughout, again adding to the feeling that something is rotten.

Elphick hooks up with Me Me Lai in her last film. She had done a lot of cannibal work before this – an interesting combination of actors.

Elphick goes into a experimental drug-induced hypnotic state to try and recreate the crimes and catch the killer. Things get really surreal from here.

Cinematography, sound, and special effects were all superb in this very strange film.

Review By: lastliberal Rating: 7 Date: 2009-01-31
A Potpourri of Vestiges Review: Part I Danish filmmaker of Lars von Trier’s Europe Trilogy
The Element of Crime, also known as Forbrydelsens element, is a 1984 crime film directed by Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier that also marked his international debut. The Element of Crime is the first installment in von Trier’s highly acclaimed Europe Trilogy—the other two being Epidemic (1987) and Europa (1991). Renowned for his exceedingly unconventional and visually stimulating style that often reminds one of Andrei Tarkovsky, Lars von Trier is unarguably the most influential filmmaker to have emerged out of Denmark since Dreyer.

The Element of Crime presents the story of a European police detective whose morbid obsession for the criminal investigatory methods of his mentor makes him question the veracity of his own existence as he slowly gets engulfed in a miasma of delirium and paranoia. The Element of Crime is cryptic, bizarre, hypnotic, ambiguous, contradicting and at times absurd, and perhaps that’s what makes it so brilliant, unique and engaging at all levels. The movie’s experimental camera-work is highly reminiscent of Welles’ Citizen Kane (1941). Von Trier films the movie in an orange monochrome, occasionally punctuated by shafts of green and blue—a facet that inexplicably reminds of Tarkovsky’s use of the sepia tone in Stalker (1979). In fact, it would be safe to concede that von Trier’s mise en scene seems to be a well thought-out variation of the Russian master’s mise en scene in Stalker.

The Element of Crime despite being rife with analogies, symbolism and allegories serves to be a consummate cinematic experience for the intelligent viewer. The Element of Crime is a psychological thriller, part character-study, part police procedural with surrealistic overtones that’s intellectually and technically superior to most movies of its kind. The Element of Crime catapults the viewer in a Kafkaesque world of breathtaking visuals, bizarre juxtapositions and endless absurdities. The Element of Crime is a difficult movie to watch and is surely not meant for those who are looking for a popcorn flick to spend a cozy evening in a dormant state of mind. It’s a movie that the less keen viewer may like to skip, but it definitely serves to be a rewarding experience for those who understand and value thought-provoking cinema.

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Review By: murtaza_mma Rating: 10 Date: 2013-05-30

Other Information:

Original Title Forbrydelsens element
Release Date 1984-05-18
Release Year 1984

Original Language da
Runtime 1 hr 44 min (104 min)
Budget 0
Revenue 0
Status Released
Rated Not Rated
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Lars von Trier
Writer Niels Vørsel, William Quarshie (dialogue translation), Stephen Wakelam (dialogue translation), Lars von Trier
Actors Michael Elphick, Esmond Knight, Me Me Lai, Jerold Wells
Country Denmark
Awards 12 wins & 3 nominations.
Production Company Per Holst Filmproduktion
Website N/A

Technical Information:

Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera N/A
Laboratory Johan Ankerstjerne A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Super 8 (only beginning) (footage of Egypt), 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm

The Element of Crime 1984 123movies
Original title Forbrydelsens element
TMDb Rating 6.7 113 votes

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