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The Galíndez File (2003)
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The Galíndez File (2003)
Original name: El misterio Galíndez
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, UK, Italy, Portugal, Cuba, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: On March 12, 1956, Basque Nationalist Jesús de Galíndez Suarez disappears from his apartment in New York, never heard from again. He had been working with the FBI and was about to publish a book critical of Dominican strongman, Trujillo. In 1988, a graduate student, Muriel Colber, wants to make Galíndez the subject of her dissertation. She's in Spain doing research; finding little, she goes to Santo Domingo. At every turn, the CIA, in the person of agent Robards, tries to thwart her; and, at each turn, as she considers abandoning the project, someone offers new information, often contradictory. She wants the truth behind the Galíndez mystery; will she find it?
Style: tense, thought provoking, captivating, suspenseful, mind bending, serious, realistic
Plot: uncover truth, missing person, mystery, amateur detective, crimes, politics, life is a bitch, political conspiracy, political corruption, dishonesty, price of justice, conspiracy, state affairs, unstoppable, investigation, fbi, hotel room, flashback
Time: year 1988
Place: new york, spain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and tense films with plots about dishonesty, crimes, life is a bitch, uncover truth, state affairs, investigation and deadly mostly in Drama, Thriller and Biography genres. Some movies like The Galíndez File: Zuzu Angel (2006), Ants in the Mouth (2005), The Man Inside (1990), Afterburn (1992), The Runaway (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Zuzu Angel (2006)
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Country: Brazil
Duration: 108 min.
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Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
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Ants in the Mouth (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Cuba
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, suspense
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Time: 50s
Place: cuba, europe, spain, latin america
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61%
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The Man Inside (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Gunter Wallraff is a journalist seeking to expose the unethical journalism practiced by The Standard, a very popular and powerful German newspaper. He goes undercover, using forged identity papers and at great personal risk, to join their staff. ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, sincere, disturbing, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.1
 610
Afterburn (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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The Runaway (2000)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 100 min.
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Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: georgia, usa
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55%
Jack Irish: Black Tide (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
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Red Dust (2004)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 110 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating, political
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52%
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06/05 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 117 min.
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52%
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Duration: 89 min.
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Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, tense
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Duration: 110 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
At the Gate of the Ghost (2011)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
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Duration: 108 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, tense
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45%
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Genre: Drama, Thriller
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Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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36%
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35%
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34%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Small World (2010)
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Country: France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: realistic, psychological, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 101 min.
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Time: 40s, 21st century, 1940s, 1960s, 60s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 2K
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Duration: 106 min.
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