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The Element of Crime

Forbrydelsens element

Directed by Lars von Trier
Denmark, Sweden, 1984
Drama, History


Lars von Trier’s stunning debut film is the story of Fisher, an exiled ex-cop who returns to his old beat to catch a serial killer with a taste for young girls.

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The Element of Crime Directed by Lars von Trier

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1984 | Winner: Technical Grand Prize

1984 | Nominee: Palme d'Or

Chicago International Film Festival

1984 | Winner: Best Feature Film (Silver Hugo)

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