The Element of Crime (1984, 104 min.). Lars von Trier’s stunning debut film is the story of Fisher, an exiled, former cop who returns to his old beat to catch a serial killer. Influenced equally by Hitchcock and science fiction, von Trier boldly reinvents expressionist style for his own cinematic vision of a post-apocalyptic world. Shot in shades of sepia, with occasional, startling flashes of bright blue, The Element of Crime combines dark mystery and operatic sweep to yield a pure celluloid nightmare.

The Films of Lars von Trier

The Element of Crime

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12:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Remis Auditorium, 161
Admission
$9MFA members, seniors, and students
$11Nonmembers
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Event Type
Film