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The Element of Crime

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The Element of Crime (1984)

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Thriller Drama 19841h 44m

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.The Element of Crime featuring Michael Elphick and Esmond Knight is streaming with subscription on The Criterion Channel. It's a drama and thriller movie with a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.7 (10,044 votes) and was well received by critics.

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Lars von Trier

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#3,398 Ranked Movie

#105 Ranked in Serial Killer Movies

#125 Ranked in Movies on The Criterion Channel

#831 Ranked in Thriller Movies

The Element of Crime has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 6.7 (10,044 votes) and was well received by critics. The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.

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About The Element of Crime

The Element of Crime Overview

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.

Age rating: N/A
Runtime: 1h 44m

Extra Information

Related Genres: ThrillerDrama
Related Tags: Serial Killer
Country of origin: Denmark
Available to watch on: The Criterion Channel
Original Release Date: May 18, 1984
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