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Chronicle of an Escape (2006)
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Chronicle of an Escape (2006)
Original name: Crónica de una fuga
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The true story of four men who narrowly escaped death at the hands of Argentina's military death squads during the 1970s is brought to the screen in this thriller. In 1977, Claudio Tamburrini (Rodrigo de la Serna) was a goalie for a minor-league football team when he was abducted by members of the Argentine military police and taken to an unofficial detention center on the false suspicion that he was a terrorist. Over 30,000 people lost their lives at the hands of Argentinean authorities under the military junta that ruled the country between 1976 and 1983, and as he was tortured by intelligence agents looking for information he didn't have, Tamburrini fully expected to become another victim. After many sessions of brutal torture, Tamburrini and his fellow captives Guillermo (Nazareno Casero) and Tano (Martin Urruty) were being readied for execution when, in a final desperate act, Tamburrini dove out a window during a rainstorm.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: soccer, murder, false accusation, kidnapping, terrorism, politics, on the run, danger, false accusations, dictatorship, torture, revolutionary, wrongful imprisonment, reenactment, government conspiracy, crimes, confined, life is a bitch, captivity, suburbs, suburban life, escape, false arrest, prison, prison escape ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and tense films with plots about crimes, crime, murder, danger, deadly, confined and kidnapping mostly in Thriller, Crime and Drama genres. Some movies like Chronicle of an Escape: One (2002), State of Siege (1972), Son of Sam (2008), Eden (2012), The Gray Man (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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One (2002)
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Après quinze ans passés derrière les barreaux, Bruno, qui prône la révolution prolétarienne, s'évade. Ce dernier veut continuer la lutte, faire sortir ses camarades de prison, libérer les masses du joug capitaliste. Tous ses anciens ...
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Plot: betrayal, drug dealing, on the run, police investigation, confined, crimes, crime, terrorism, deadly, manhunt, crime boss, imprisonment ...
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State of Siege (1972)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Like most of Costa-Gavras' political thrillers, the French State of Siege is based on a true story. The incident dramatized herein is the kidnapping of a U.S. official somewhere in Latin America. The director's sympathies clearly lie with ...
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Plot: kidnapping, politics, torture, curfew, martial law, political intrigue, dishonesty, criminal heroes, danger, confined, deadly, state affairs ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: latin america, uruguay, santiago chile, santiago de chile, south america
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Son of Sam (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: This chilling tale recounts the late 70's in New York City, when a serial killer on the loose dubbed "Son of Sam" creates havoc. When arrested, "Son of Sam" tells police he was influenced by a satanic cult. New York would ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, serious, realistic, based on true events
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Time: 70s
Place: usa, new york
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Eden (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The true story of Chong Kim who, as a young teen, was abducted into the sex trade, and the complicated moral choices she had to make in order to survive as her situation grew more desperate.
Style: realistic, psychological, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Plot: human trafficking, prostitution, kidnapping, sex trafficking, slavery, teenage life, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, danger, crimes, innocence lost, escape attempt ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, year 1994
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The Gray Man (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Early 20th century. Albert Fish, a seemingly benevolent father and grandfather who reared his family by himself after his wife deserted them, turns out to be a serial child molester and murderer. Based on a true story.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: serial killer, investigation, manhunt, kidnapping, obsession, psychopath, police detective, danger, deadly, child murder, cannibalism, murder ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century, 20s, 30s
Place: usa, new york
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Nothing to Lose (2008)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: kidnapping, hostage, murder, teenage life, serial killer, obsessive quest, deadly, confined, crimes, hostages, criminal, delinquent ...
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The Informant (2013)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A story centered on a man who works as an informant for the French border patrol.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Captive (2012)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Philippines, Germany, UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A dozen foreigners are kidnapped by a terrorist group in the Philippines.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, tense, based on true events, serious
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The Wild Card (2004)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic
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The Heineken Kidnapping (2011)
Genre: Crime, History, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 127 min.
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Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
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Assassins Run (2013)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA, Russia
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Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
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La Fuga (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In the summer of 1928, several inmates from the National Penitentiary in Buenos Aires managed to escape. The film narrates the fate of each of these runaways in search of their destiny - tough men with their own ethical codes and ready to do ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, rough, realistic
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Place: argentina, latin america
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32%
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Kemper (2008)
Genre: Crime, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: serious, slasher, realistic, suspenseful, psychological ...
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Freeway Killer (2010)
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Nexus (2010)
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Duration: 81 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, bleak, rough
Audience: boys' night
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Black Mama White Mama (1973)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Philippines, USA
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, rough, psychotronic, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: the philippines, asia
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29%
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3 Blind Mice (2003)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Thomas is a talented computer programmer living in a vibrant, urban metropolis. Lonely and unsure about life, he finds solitude in the world of internet chat rooms, webcam sites and virtual communication. One evening, Thomas witnesses the brutal ...
Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, realistic
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Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france
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28%
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Dirty Hands (1975)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Saint Tropez. Julie Wormser and her lover, writer and neighbour Jeff Marle, plan the murder of her wealthy husband Louis, an impotent who drinks a lot. She hits him, and leaves the rest of the task to Jeff. Julie finds herself alone the following ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Shoot on Sight (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tariq Ali, a Muslim police officer of Scotland Yard, is asked to hunt-down suspected suicide-bombers against the backdrop of July 7 bombings in London. Tariq's task gets complicated as an innocent Muslim is killed by the commando shooters of ...
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