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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: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic, clever, offbeat, thought provoking, sincere, touching ...
Plot: mysterious character, human nature, liberation, village, teaching the ways of the world, german, society, social misfits, captivity, village life, confined, misfit, youth, power relations, social relations, feral man, re-education, existentialism, exploit, contact, freak, art, isolation, nonconformity, mysterious past ...
Time: 19th century, 1820s, 1830s
Place: germany, europe, dungeon

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, stylized and atmospheric films with plots about society, male nudity, life is a bitch, female nudity, human nature, catastrophe and runaway 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), Ludwig II (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Country: USA, UK
Duration: 124 min.
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Stroszek (1977)
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Country: West Germany
Duration: 115 min.
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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.
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Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision (2013)
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Duration: 231 min.
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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, atmospheric, tense, bleak, stylized ...
Plot: legends and myths, expedition, adventure, treasure hunt, gold, jungle, obsession, amazon, insanity, monk, starvation, slavery ...
Time: 16th century, 1500s
Place: south america, peru, latin america, spain, andes mountains
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Ludwig II (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A dramatic retelling of the life of Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, one of the most fascinating monarchs of modern times. From his accession to the throne at the age of 18 to his passionate support of Richard Wagner and his music. From his ingenuous ...
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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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Plot: misfit, social misfits, circus, human spirit, physical appearance, against the odds, hopes, society, human nature, doctors and patients, disability, power relations ...
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Raspoutine (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Duration: 105 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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