Film #102: THE ELEMENT OF CRIME
The Element of Crime
3 out of 5 stars
Completely surreal & exceedingly dreamlike, this film adheres to its own sense of internal logic. There are elements of noir here, but with a little NAKED LUNCH & BRAZIL thrown in to, I don't know... make things weirder. The film runs a little long, but the visuals are enough to keep one's interest up. Von Trier is a very cool director who can tap into our collective nightmares oftentimes with varied results. Like his other films, a lot of this may confuse some audiences, but... man, is it ever compelling. Recommended!