R | | Crime, Drama, Horror
The story follows Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer, over the course of twelve years, and depicts the murders that really develop his inner madman.
The film references Lars von Trier's feature film debut The Element of Crime (1984). There is a scene in which the female lead, Kim (Me Me Lai), is first introduced, she is heard speaking the rhyme "The House That Jack Built". Like this film, "The Element of Crime" also concerns a serial killer.
I can tell you're lapping it up when I tell you about Mr. Sophistication: "So, Jack hears voices that order him to do this, or do that, Jack must be psychotic!". I loathe diagnoses you can just write down in letters.
Verge: That's not fair. The letters are ...
When Jack cut's off the leg of the baby duck, you can see it's real leg, bent in his palm.
The director's cut was release in Europe and Canada with a duration of 155 mins. The US censored version is 150 min and are available in Canada and US VOD.
English, German, Italian
$34,273 16 December 2018