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Katzelmacher (1969)
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Katzelmacher (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this unflinching German drama by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, a group of young slackers, including the couple Erich and Marie, spend most of their time hanging out in front of a Munich apartment building. When a Greek immigrant named Jorgos, moves in, however, their aimless lives are shaken up. Soon new tensions arise both within the group and with Jorgos, particularly when Marie threatens to leave Erich for the outsider.
Style: sexual, thought provoking, sexy, bleak, gloomy, serious, captivating, biting, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: small town, xenophobia, misfit, injustice, life is a bitch, greek, society, small town life, gender, social misfits, immigrants, gays and lesbians, foreigner, bourgeoisie, love, sexuality, hotel, male female relationship, racism, violence against women, jealousy, beer, card playing, boys and girls, slacker ...
Time: 60s
Place: germany, europe, munich germany

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Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Herr Raab is a technical draftsman. His wife pushes him to seek a promotion, which may be a long shot after he gives a dull and tipsy toast at an office dinner. But why would Herr Raab run amok?
Style: bleak, suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: family relations, couples, murder, married couple, uxoricide, colleague, society, losing-it hero, deadly, crumbling marriage, crimes, unfulfillment ...
Time: 60s
Place: germany, europe
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I Only Want You to Love Me (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The story of the young man Peter, who grew up during the economic miracle, bereft of parental care and love. Learning early on that interpersonal relationships are based on the principles of exchange or purchase, he abides by these rules and gives ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, bleak, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: couples, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, life sentence, estrangement, family relations, family problems, crime and punishment, injustice, mentally unstable, crime, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, germany, munich germany
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The Merchant of Four Seasons (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Hans is a street fruit peddler and born-loser. His choice of career upsets his bourgeois family, causing him to turn to drinking and violence. After recovering from a debilitating heart attack, his business finally begins to take off. However the ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, couples, family relations, obsession, embezzlement, unfulfillment, dishonesty, life is a bitch, couple relations, destructive relationship, forbidden love, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 50s, 1950s
Place: germany, morocco, bavaria, munich germany, paris france
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Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Palermo or Wolfsburg (German: Palermo oder Wolfsburg) is a 1980 film by Werner Schroeter. It tells the story of an Italian immigrant who comes to West Germany in search of work.
Style: bleak, stylized, captivating, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: courtroom, society, rivalry, social misfits, immigrants, love and romance, disorder, injustice, misfit, life is a bitch, fish out of water, fall in love ...
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Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
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Duration: 92 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, stylized, emotional ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, morocco, munich germany, europe, west germany ...
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Story: Near the end of World War II, Maria marries Hermann, who is immediately sent off to battle. When the war concludes, Maria believes that Hermann is dead. She starts working at an Allied bar, where she meets American soldier Bill. They start a ...
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Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, stylized, contemplative
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Genre: Crime, Drama
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Dance Town (2010)
Genre: Drama
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