Some Such Name
12.07.2004
  The Element Of Crime
He calls himself "a melancholy Dane masturbating in the dark to images on the silver screen." Last night I saw my second film by Lars Von Trier, a hallucinogenic psychodrama called The Element Of Crime. He also founded the Dogme95 movement in cinema.

There were roughly twenty of us at the beginning of the screening at Ghetto, but by the time the movie ended, me and a couple of others were left. The reason may have been the trance music from a washerman's wedding outside the pub, which was the accidental soundtrack to von Trier's film. Little did the ignorami know, the Lars Von Trier is known as Tranceformer, and I think TEOC was one of the scariest films I have ever witnessed. The ending is a true-to-dictionary mindfuck. My favorite lines from the film:

Fischer: "I want to fuck you to the Stone Age".
Kim: "Fuck God into me."

Kim: "Why do you torture yourself?"
Fischer: "I believe in Joy! I believe in Joy!"
 
Comments:
Sounds like a worthy successor to Kierkegaard...
 
i actually saw dogville and idiots. fabulous film maker.
 
I haven't seen 'Tranceformer.' But, if you like mindfucks, you should see von Trier's 'Zentropa.'
 
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