"Element of Crime"
Directed by Lars von Trier
Winner of the Technical
Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Lars von Trier's supremely
stylish thriller was shot entirely in sepia tone, with occasional streaks
of light blue. Michael Elphick plays a cop assigned to the Lotto
Murders--a diabolical slaughter of young girls. Traumatized by grotesque
visions of a post-apocalyptic Europe, the policeman becomes obsessed with
the criminal mind he is investigating. A surreal, intelligent and, at
times, amusing psychological mystery from one of the boldest talents of
contemporary cinema. In English.