Europa Trilogy(1984-1991)

The Europa trilogy is a film trilogy written and directed by Lars von Trier, comprising his three feature films The Element of Crime (1984), Epidemic (1987) and Europa (1991). The films are not a narrative trilogy, but rather are linked by common themes and stylistic explorations. The overarching subject of the trilogy may be taken to be the social crisis of postwar Europe. Each of the three films follows a character whose idealistic actions ultimately perpetuate the very problem he seeks to solve.

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| 1h 53min | Drama
3.7/5 (with 123 votes)

Postwar Germany, 1945. Leopold Kessler, an American of German descent, works as a sleeping car conductor for the Zentropa railway line. When he meets Katharina Hartmann, the railroad owner's daughter, and they fall in love, his life intersects with the dark and violent path of a mysterious organization opposed to the United States army military occupation.


1h 46min | Horror, Drama, Mystery
2.9/5 (with 44 votes)

A director and a screenwriter write a screenplay together about a globally spreading epidemic. Unbeknownst to them, an outbreak develops around them in the real world.

Directed by Lars von Trier - With Lars von Trier, Udo Kier, Allan de Waal, Claes Kastholm Hansen, Ole Ernst, Michael Simpson, ...

The Element of Crime(1984)

3.2/5 (with 78 votes)

Fisher, 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, 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.

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