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The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
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, touching, serious, realistic, melancholic, talky, harsh, thought provoking, stylized ...
Plot: german, human nature, youth, misfit, exploitation, tragedy, crime gone awry, mentor, dungeon, village, confined, freak, captivity, contact, village life, society, re-education, feral man, social misfits, teaching the ways of the world, mysterious character, power relations, social relations, exploit, freakshow ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1820s
Place: germany, europe, bavaria, berlin germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, thought provoking and talky films with plots about runaway, culture clash, storytelling, catastrophe, mentor, suprisingly clever and society mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser: The Elephant Man (1980), Stroszek (1977), The Wild Child (1970), Mr. Turner (2014), Heart of Glass (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Elephant Man (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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Duration: 124 min.
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Stroszek (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 115 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Director François Truffaut makes a rare on-screen appearance in one of his most unusual films. Based on a true story, the film follows the discovery of a feral child (Jean-Pierre Cargol) who's grown up wild in the forest in late-18th-century ...
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Plot: tantrum, punishment, sign language, feral child, reward, studying, doctor, youth, fighting the system, dedicated educator, society, mentally challenged ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
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: sincere, captivating, enigmatic, surreal, meditative ...
Plot: painter, estrangement, ambition, couple relations, elderly, society, love and romance, aging, painting, eccentricity, art, character study ...
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Heart of Glass (1976)
Genre: Drama
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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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Time: 18th century, 19th century
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Duration: 92 min.
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The Mirror (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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Duration: 107 min.
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