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'''''The Limehouse Golem''''' is a 2016 {{British|Films}} HistoricalDetectiveFiction film.

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'''''The Limehouse Golem''''' is a 2016 {{British|Films}} HistoricalDetectiveFiction film.
film starring Creator/BillNighy.


* TheDulcineaEffect: Most men feel this towards Lizzie, as {{lampshaded}} by Lizzie herself.

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* TheDulcineaEffect: Most men The likes of John Cree and Inspector Killdare feel this towards Lizzie, as {{lampshaded}} by Lizzie herself.

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* TheDulcineaEffect: Most men feel this towards Lizzie, as {{lampshaded}} by Lizzie herself.
--> '''Lizzie''': ''I seem to ignite the [protective] urge in men.''

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* BeneathSuspicion: [[spoiler:Kildair spends the film investigating the only four men who visited the library containing the Limehouse Golem's hidden journal in the right timeframe to record its last entry. None of them are guilty. While only those four ''men'' visited the library that day, the librarian never thinks to mention Lizzie and several other ''women'' who visited the library.]]


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* PromotedToScapegoat: The gay Inspector Kildare is made lead detective in the investigation by his homophobic superior so that he'll take the blame for failing to catch the serial killer. [[ReassignmentBackfire Instead, he manages to close the case.]]


* SweetPollyOliver: Lizzie often goes out dressed as a man to enjoy freedom that a Victorian woman lacks. She's used to this, having worked as a drag king while at the dance hall. [[spoiler:She also murders some people in this guise as the Golem.]]

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* SweetPollyOliver: Lizzie often goes out dressed as a man to enjoy freedom that a Victorian woman lacks. She's used to this, having worked as a drag king while at the dance hall. [[spoiler:She also commits some murders some people in this guise as the Golem.way.]]


* FaceDeathWithDignity: Say what you will about the Golem, [[spoiler:she]] faces death without showing fear.



* HollywoodLaw: Lizzie is sentenced to hang the every next day after she's convicted, necessitating that Kildare race to get her pardoned. However, hangings could not be carried out until three weeks had passed, giving the defendant time to appeal (although this rarely worked).



* UnreliableNarrator: with the reveal that [[spoiler: Lizzie is the Golem, her letters and recollections are thrown greatly in doubt.]]

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* SweetPollyOliver: Lizzie often goes out dressed as a man to enjoy freedom that a Victorian woman lacks. She's used to this, having worked as a drag king while at the dance hall. [[spoiler:She also murders some people in this guise as the Golem.]]
* UnreliableNarrator: with With the reveal that [[spoiler: Lizzie is the Golem, her letters and recollections are thrown greatly in doubt.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: The Golem's rampage is stopped, and [[spoiler:Lizzie hangs for her crimes without achieving the fame she craved.]] However, the Golem manages a last post-mortem 'fuck you' to a rival that results in her death and Kildare is so traumatized he retires.


* DomesticAbuser: John Cree seems like a great person, but he's known to be a white knight only concerned with his reputation, and [[spoiler:is an emotionally abusive rapist in his private life. Maybe. See UnreliableNarrator below]].

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* DomesticAbuser: DomesticAbuse: John Cree seems like a great person, but he's known to be a white knight only concerned with his reputation, and [[spoiler:is an emotionally abusive rapist in his private life. Maybe. See UnreliableNarrator below]].


* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:Subverted. Lizzie Cree was raped as a child, physically abused by her mother when she found out, had her acting career ruined by malicious coworkers, was sexually harassed by her boss and got married to an emotionally abusuve rapist. However, none of this had anything to do with her killings, which were motivated entirely by a desire for fame.]]

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* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:Subverted. Lizzie Cree was raped as a child, physically abused by her mother when she found out, had her acting career ruined by malicious coworkers, was sexually harassed by her boss and got married to an emotionally abusuve abusive rapist. However, none of this had anything to do with her killings, which were motivated entirely by a desire for fame.]]

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* TheSociopath: [[spoiler:Lizzie Cree, who murders various prostitutes and frames her husband so she can be exposed and receive FameThroughInfamy.]]


* CatchPhrase: "Here are again!" is the Golem's calling card. As it is also Dan Leno's catchphrase, this throws suspicion on him, although as Kildaire notes, everyone in London seems to be familiar with Leno's act.
* CriminalMindGames: The Golem likes to taunt the police with messages in Hebrew claiming the public are just as guilty as the murderer for being fascinated by the murders.
* DeliberateValuesDissonance: The misogyny of Victorian England is,laid bare in this film.

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* CatchPhrase: The line "Here we are again!" is found written in the Golem's calling card.diary. As it is also Dan Leno's catchphrase, this throws suspicion on him, although as Kildaire notes, everyone in London seems to be familiar with Leno's act.
* CriminalMindGames: The Golem likes to taunt the police with messages in Hebrew Latin claiming the public are just as guilty as the murderer for being fascinated by the murders.
* DeliberateValuesDissonance: The misogyny of Victorian England is,laid is laid bare in this film.



* DisposableSexWorker: The Golems initial victims are prostitutes, which results in the murders being taken perhaps less seriously than they should until the killer graduates.

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* DisposableSexWorker: The Golems Golem's initial victims are prostitutes, which results in the murders being taken perhaps less seriously than they should until the killer graduates.



* KarmaHoudini: The who gang-raped Lizzie as a child get away scot free and are never seen again after their scene.

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* KarmaHoudini: The dockworker who gang-raped rapes Lizzie as a child get gets away scot free and are is never seen again after their his scene.



* SlasherSmile: The Golem wears one when cornering a woman and her child, adding "here we are again!"for good measure.

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* SlasherSmile: The Golem wears one when cornering a woman and her child, adding "here "Here we are again!"for again!" for good measure.


* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Creator/KarlMarx is considered as a suspect in the killings, but quickly exonerated.

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Creator/KarlMarx is considered as a suspect in the killings, but quickly exonerated. George Gissing and Dan Leno were also real life people.


* CatchPhrase: "Here are again!" is the Golem's calling card.

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* CatchPhrase: "Here are again!" is the Golem's calling card. As it is also Dan Leno's catchphrase, this throws suspicion on him, although as Kildaire notes, everyone in London seems to be familiar with Leno's act.


* AcquittedTooLate: [[spoiler: Played with. It is 'revealed' John Cree is the Golem, which would have spared Lizzie hanging for his murder....except he wasn't. Lizzie is, and she wanted it to be revealed so she could achieve the fame she hungered for.]]



* CatchPhrase: "Here are again!" is the Golem's calling card.



* DomesticAbuser: John Cree seems like a great person, but he's known to be a white knight only concerned with his reputation, and [[spoiler:is an emotionally abusive rapist in his private life]].

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* DisposableSexWorker: The Golems initial victims are prostitutes, which results in the murders being taken perhaps less seriously than they should until the killer graduates.
* DisproportionateRetribution: The Golem tends to answer any slight with violent murder.
* DomesticAbuser: John Cree seems like a great person, but he's known to be a white knight only concerned with his reputation, and [[spoiler:is an emotionally abusive rapist in his private life]].life. Maybe. See UnreliableNarrator below]].



* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Creator/KarlMarx is considered as a susoect in the killings, but quickly exonerated.

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Creator/KarlMarx is considered as a susoect suspect in the killings, but quickly exonerated.


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* SlasherSmile: The Golem wears one when cornering a woman and her child, adding "here we are again!"for good measure.
* UnreliableNarrator: with the reveal that [[spoiler: Lizzie is the Golem, her letters and recollections are thrown greatly in doubt.]]
* WouldHurtAChild: The Golem happily butchers children.


* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:Subverted. Lizzie Cree was raped as a child, physically abused by her mother when she found out, had her acting career ruined by malicious coworkers, was sexually harassed by her boss and got married to an emotionally abusuve rapist. However, none of this had anything to do with her lillings, which were motivated entirely by a desire for fame.]]

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* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler:Subverted. Lizzie Cree was raped as a child, physically abused by her mother when she found out, had her acting career ruined by malicious coworkers, was sexually harassed by her boss and got married to an emotionally abusuve rapist. However, none of this had anything to do with her lillings, killings, which were motivated entirely by a desire for fame.]]

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