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Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1987)
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Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1987)
Original name: Cronaca di una morte annunciata
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Colombia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: This suspenseful Italian crime drama is set in a Colombian river town and chronicles the series of events that led up to murder. Based on a novel by distinguished author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the tale begins in the present as a middle-aged doctor returns to the village after a twenty-year absence to investigate the murder that occurred just before he left.
Style: psychological, sincere, gloomy, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: village, wedding, investigation, wedding night, crimes, prostitute, vengeance, strong sexual content, twins, romance, family relations, life is a bitch, graphic violence, love and romance, destructive relationship, village life, murder, haunted by the past, couples, small town life, dishonesty, small town, deadly, siblings relations, social relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: colombia, latin america

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No One Writes to the Colonel (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, France, Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Every Friday, the Colonel puts on his only suit and goes to the dock to await a letter announcing the arrival of his pension. But the townsfolk all know that this pension will never come. His wife also knows it, and even he knows it. But he is still ...
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Plot: pension, colonel, parents and children, small town, hopes, couple relations, family relations, downfall, family life, small town life, haunted by the past, poverty ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: mexico, latin america
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The Green Room (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Based on the Henry James short story "The Altar of the Dead", in which a man becomes obsessed with the many dead people in his life and builds a memorial to honor them. This film is also based on other short story by Henry James, "The ...
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: death, tragic love, village, unfulfilled love, wartime life, fall in love, destructive relationship, obsession, village life, introspection, moral dilemma, haunted by the past ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: france
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American Translation (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A sexually ambiguous Frenchman tours his native countryside with his naive American lover in pursuit of the ultimate thrill. From the moment they meet, brooding Chris (Pierre Perrier) and the beautiful Aurore (Lizzie Brocherè) fall instantly and ...
Style: erotic, realistic, serious, disturbing, sexy ...
Plot: serial killer, love affair, murder, deadly, crimes, young lovers, strong sexual content, destructive relationship, couple relations, romance, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Your Next Life (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fight over the calf of a prize milk cow in the close-knit and traditional Pas Valley of Cantabria leaves a cantankerous dairy farmer dead and another fearful of arrest. He and his daughter Val conspire to keep the cause of death quiet, but ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: murder, farm, couples, rivalry, romance, love and romance, fall in love, forbidden love, countryside, family relations, siblings relations, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In the fascist Italy of 1935, a painter trained as a doctor is exiled to a remote region near Eboli. Over time, he learns to appreciate the beauty and wisdom of the peasants, and to overcome his isolation.
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Plot: fascism, politics, village, injustice, society, hopes, state affairs, life is a bitch, fighting the system, rebellion, against humanity, military ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, year 1935, year 1936
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Cold Light (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland, Norway, UK, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: atmospheric, sincere, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: small town, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, unlikely couple, life turned upside down, midlife crisis, childhood trauma, unfulfillment, young love, childhood memory, village, village life ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
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Plot: murder, rape, obsession, deadly, crime, life is a bitch, mystery, investigation, love and romance, crimes, alcohol abuse, vengeance ...
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Country: Canada, USA
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Style: realistic, serious, suspense, bleak
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Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
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