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The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
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The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
Original name: Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film follows Kaspar Hauser (Bruno S.), who lived the first seventeen years of his life chained in a tiny cellar with only a toy horse to occupy his time, devoid of all human contact except for a man who wears a black overcoat and top hat who feeds him.
Style: stylized, surreal, atmospheric, sincere, thought provoking, touching, clever, offbeat, serious, realistic ...
Plot: german, youth, confined, freak, misfit, captivity, village life, society, human nature, feral man, social misfits, teaching the ways of the world, mysterious character, power relations, social relations, village, exploit, re-education, liberation, existentialism, art, isolation, contact, nature, cat ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1820s
Place: germany, dungeon, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, talky and enigmatic films with plots about catastrophe, society, runaway, storytelling, dialogue, culture clash and loneliness mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser: The Elephant Man (1980), Stroszek (1977), Mr. Turner (2014), Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972), Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Elephant Man (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
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Stroszek (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 115 min.
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Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
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Mr. Turner (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Germany
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner lives his last 25 years with gusto and secretly becomes involved with a seaside landlady, while his faithful housekeeper bears an unrequited love for him.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, clever, gloomy, captivating ...
Plot: painter, estrangement, aging, ambition, supportive spouse, family relations, couple relations, elderly lovers, parents and children, love and romance, master and servant, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1820s, 1830s, 1840s ...
Place: england, london, holland
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Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A few decades after the destruction of the Inca empire, a Spanish expedition leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon river in search of gold and wealth. Soon, they come across great difficulties and Don Aguirre, a ruthless man who ...
Style: epic, tense, stylized, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: gold, expedition, adventure, legends and myths, obsession, treasure hunt, monk, treason, starvation, slavery, jungle, amazon ...
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Even Dwarfs Started Small (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The inhabitants of an institution in a remote country rebel against their keepers. Their acts of rebellion are by turns humorous, boring and alarming. An allegory on the problematic nature of fully liberating the human spirit, as both commendable ...
Style: atmospheric, captivating, offbeat, serious, avant garde ...
Plot: rebellion, revolution, fighting the system, chaos and mayhem, mental institution, misfit, society, rebelliousness, human nature, destruction, animal cruelty, teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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Heart of Glass (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A small Bavarian village is renowned for its "Ruby Glass" glass blowing works. When the foreman of the works dies suddenly without revealing the secret of the Ruby Glass, the town slides into a deep depression, and the owner of the ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 80 min.
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Style: bleak, disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s, 1920s
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The Elephant Man (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A taped version of the stage play about a hideously deformed 19th-century London man and how he managed to triumph over his disease.
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 231 min.
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Style: gloomy, sentimental, stylized, bleak, atmospheric ...
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