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How long is The Element of Crime?
The Element of Crime is 1 hr 40 min long.
Who directed The Element of Crime?
Lars von Trier
Who is Fisher in The Element of Crime?
Michael Elphick plays Fisher in the film.
What is The Element of Crime about?
Fisher (Michael Elphick), 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 (Esmond Knight), 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.