Department of Germanic Studies

The Element of Crime

Lars von Trier (1984)

Mon, September 10, 2012 | Burdine Hall 337

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Element of Crime
Element of Crime

The Element of Crime

Fisher, an ex-cop, returns to his old surroundings 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. As the journey progresses, the differences between the cop and the serial killer become blurred.

This film is part of the Lars von Trier Film Series

For more information contact Jakob Holm

Sponsored by: The Department of Germanic Studies

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