It's night. Perhaps after a dream of an intruder crashing through a window, a woman who's sensitive to light has a telephone conversation with a friend. The woman has a plane ticket from ... See full summary »
A woman on the run from the mob is reluctantly accepted in a small Colorado town. In exchange, she agrees to work for them. As a search visits town, she finds out that their support has a price. Yet her dangerous secret is never far away...
This is an "Easter Egg" on disc 2 of the 4-disc R2 DVD release of the 'Europa' Trilogy (collecting The Element of Crime (1984), Epidemic (1987) and Europa (1991)), distributed on June 13, 2005 by Electric Parc ApS [dk]. To find it: On the Special Features menu, move the selection icon over to 'DVD Credits' and select up with your remote. This will move the icon to the 'Alka-Seltzer' logo, and the egg will come up. See more »
Von Triers graduation film is the work of a young director with a vision and a firm grip of his medium. Even though every other scene (or individual shot for that matter) has been lifted from Tarkovsky's films or Bertolucci's "The Conformist" the film has a gripping mood and qualities that cannot be ignored - the lesson of this must be: if you steal, steal from the best. Von Trier would later develop this style into his fascinating and original "Europa", before he with "Breaking the Waves" abandoned all this for Cassavettes style hand held camera and more conventional, naturalistic performances. A pity.
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