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Fuehrer Ex (2002)
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Fuehrer Ex (2002)
Original name: Führer Ex
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ingo Hasselbach, whose parents were Communist Party members in East Germany during his childhood, has lived at both ends of the political seesaw. The question of how people reach a change of heart is a profound one; Hasselbach describes the external forces that led to his founding Germany's first neo-Nazi political party and the internal ones that led him away from it five years later.
Style: serious, suspenseful, disturbing, tense, rough, bleak, realistic
Plot: prison, fascism, friendship, politics, racism, moral dilemma, survival, youth, obsession, prison life, berlin wall, escape, homosexual rape, teenage boy, violence, rape, jail, sexual abuse, confined, life is a bitch, society, buddies, escape attempt, innocence lost, anal sex ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: germany, german democratic republic, europe, east germany

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Fortune and Men's Eyes (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Smitty, a young man sentenced to six months in prison for marijuana possession eventually becomes the sexual subordinate of another inmate, Rocky.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: prison sex, homosexual rape, prison, survival, rape, prison life, escape, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, misfit, gang, confined ...
Time: 70s
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The Wall (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Produced, written and directed by Yılmaz Güney within his own personal experiences of capital offense, he dedicates Duvar to male teenagers aged 13 to 19 living behind the bars under diabolical treatments. These teenagers get barbaric corporal ...
Style: bleak, rough, disturbing, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: politics, kurd, prison life, juvenile delinquency, prison, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, rebellion, youth, confined, injustice, revolution ...
Time: 80s
Place: turkey, france, europe, kurdistan
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Tangier (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In August 1996, bus drivers Marcel Van Loock and Wim Moreels are apprehended by the Moroccan Customs for drug trafficking. Inside their bus, hidden behind a false compartment, they have discovered 700 pounds of hashish. Although the owner of the bus ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prison, danger, smuggling, prison life, survival, false accusation, dishonesty, life is a bitch, injustice, beating, graphic violence, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: africa, morocco, antwerp
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Scrubbers (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two girls escape from an open borstal for two very different reasons; Annetta to attempt to visit her baby daughter, who is being raised in a convent; and Carol, who hopes to be recaptured and sent to a closed borstal where she knows her girlfriend ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak, rough
Plot: prison, survival, women's prison, danger, gays and lesbians, fighting the system, society, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, confined, babies and infants, kids in trouble ...
Time: 80s
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Combat Girls (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marisa, a 20-year-old German girl, hates foreigners, Jews, cops, and everyone she finds guilty for the decline of her country. She provokes, drinks, fights and her next tattoo will be a portrait of Adolf Hitler. The only place she feels home is the ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, tense, rough, realistic ...
Plot: neo nazi, racism, hate, ideology, refugee, gang, friendship, counterculture, crimes, youth, society, combat ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
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Coldwater (2013)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A teenage boy is sent to a juvenile reform facility in the wilderness. As we learn about the tragic events that sent him there, his struggle becomes one for survival with the inmates, counselors, and the retired war colonel in charge.
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, rough, bleak ...
Plot: prison life, survival, juvenile delinquency, danger, confined, youth, re-education, prison, power relations, teenage boy, violence, humiliation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Whitewash: The Clarence Brandley Story (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Clarence Brandley, a black man wrongly accused in 1980 of the murder of a 16-year-old white high school girl named Cheryl Ferguson. Brandley worked at Conroe High School, where Ferguson was visiting as a member of the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison, confined, fighting the system, false accusation, uncover truth, courtroom drama, legal action, dishonesty, society, life is a bitch, legal, law enforcement ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, texas
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Black August (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The last 14 months of George Jackson's life was an existence under subjective and objective conditions in California's industrial prison complex. George Jackson would spend 11 years in jail (7 of which were in solitary confinement) for a ...
Style: thought provoking, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: prison, racism, solitary, prison life, against the rules, rebellion, confined, fighting the system, rebelliousness, price of justice, society, life is a bitch ...
Place: california, usa
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American History X (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader ...
Style: rough, serious, cerebral, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, skinhead, prison, juvenile delinquency, nazism, prison rape, gang, racial slur, male rape, hate, crimes, racial prejudice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, united states, venice beach california
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Shores of Hope (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 116 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating, tense
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Time: 80s, 20th century
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Short Eyes (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young man who is charged with child molestation is placed in New York City’s infamous Tombs prison. When the other inmates in his cell block find out what he is charged with, life becomes extremely difficult for him.
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Plot: prison, prison life, rape, bullying, vengeance, rivalry, deadly, gays and lesbians, crimes, society, confined, criminal heroes ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa
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Innocent Saturday (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Germany, Ukraine
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A group of friends and bandmates look to escape from the Chernobyl disaster.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, sincere, serious, realistic ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: russia, chernobyl
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Fast-Walking (1982)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 115 min.
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Style: clever, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: prison, murder, cons and scams, escape, crimes, unlikely partners, confined, crime, prison life, militant, stoners, revolutionary ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, usa
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Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Country: Luxembourg, Germany, France
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: rough, realistic, serious, bleak
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Duration: 88 min.
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Style: psychological, serious, rough, bleak, realistic ...
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Place: usa, los angeles, california
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Country: Brazil, Chile, France
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, suspense, captivating, entertaining
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Duration: 100 min.
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Country: USA
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Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
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Country: USA, Peru
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Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, suspense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 90 min.
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Plot: prison, friendship, prison rape, survival, human nature, crimes, crime, confined, fish out of water, prison warden, nudity (full frontal - brief), drugs ...
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The Ditch (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, France, Belgium, South Korea, Netherlands
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Story: The film focuses on the suffering of Chinese who were imprisoned in a forced labor camp called Jiabiangou in the Gobi Desert in winter 1960 under Mao Zedong on the grounds that they were "rightist elements". The film tells of the harsh ...
Style: serious, rough, disturbing, bleak, captivating ...
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In the Custody of Strangers (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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