OVERVIEW | CAST & CREW
1984 | 104 minutes | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director: Lars von Trier
Written by: Niels Vørsel, William Quarshie (dialogue translation), Stephen Wakelam (dialogue translation), Lars von Trier
Stars: Michael Elphick, Esmond Knight, Me Me Lai, Jerold Wells
Fisher (Michael Elphick), a detective in a dystopian Europe, decides to take one final case when a mysterious serial killer claims the lives of several young girls.
Unable to find the culprit, Fisher 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 empathising with serial killers; however, as the detective becomes increasingly engrossed in this method, things take a disturbing turn.