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Cul-De-Sac (1966)
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Cul-De-Sac (1966)
Original name: Cul-de-sac
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A wounded criminal and his dying partner take refuge at a beachfront castle. The owners of the castle, a meek Englishman and his willful French wife, are initially the unwilling hosts to the criminals. Quickly, however, the relationships between the criminal, the wife, and the Englishman begin to shift in humorous and bizarre fashion.
Style: psychological, cynical, humorous, witty, realistic, suspenseful, semi serious, neo noir, psychotronic, sexy ...
Plot: island, gangsters, betrayal, hostage, on the run, castle, isolation, dark humor, crimes, fugitives, babies and infants, confined, introspection, nothing goes right, crumbling marriage, human nature, dishonesty, couple relations, age difference, isolated house, married couple, adultery, nudity (full frontal - brief), infidelity, death ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s
Place: england, europe, poland

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Knife in the Water (1962)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
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Duration: 94 min.
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Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe
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The Tenant (1976)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 126 min.
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Place: paris france, europe, france
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Rancid Aluminum (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Pete Thompson thinks he has it all. However, following the death of his father his close friend and accountant reveals the company he has been left is bust and the only way out is to do business with the Russian mafia. His life and heart are on the ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, tense, realistic, offbeat
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 7.6
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Wild Tales (2014)
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Duration: 122 min.
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Duration: 117 min.
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Style: psychological, suspenseful, scary, humorous, suspense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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