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A Short Film About Killing (1988)
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A Short Film About Killing (1988)
Original name: Krótki film o zabijaniu
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Jacek climbs into the taxi driven by Waldemar, tells him to drive to a remote location, then brutally strangles him, seemingly without motive.
Style: bleak, thought provoking, psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, contemplative, enigmatic, talky, reflective ...
Plot: murder, taxi driver, lawyer, prison, death sentence, drifter, execution, courtroom drama, polish, fighting the system, crimes, vengeance, confined, politics, legal action, crime, life is a bitch, rebellion, legal, punishment, society, death row, law enforcement, hanging, deadly ...
Time: 80s, year 1988, year 1987
Place: warsaw poland, poland, california

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Too Young to Die? (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: An abused 15 year old is charged with a murder that carries the death penalty in this fact-based story.
Style: emotional, bleak, rough, serious, realistic
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Time: 80s
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Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A chief of detectives, homicide section, commits a murder and deliberately leaves clues to prove his own responsibility for the crime.
Style: bleak, tense, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: murder, politics, police investigation, courtroom drama, crimes, crime, deadly, legal, protagonist as suspect, life is a bitch, dishonesty, law enforcement ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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54%
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The Chamber (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Having survived the hatred and bigotry that was his Klansman grandfather's only legacy, young attorney Adam Hall seeks at the last minute to appeal the old man's death sentence for the murder of two small Jewish boys 30 years before. Only ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: murder, racism, courtroom drama, death sentence, prison, legal, politics, haunted by the past, anti semitism, crimes, legal action, power relations ...
Time: 90s, year 1996, year 1967
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Onion Field (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Greg Powell, a disturbed ex-con, recruits Jimmy Youngblood (Smith) a petty thief, as partner in crime. Powell panics when they two of are pulled over by two cops for tail lights. Powell decides to kidnap the cops and Smith goes along with his crazy ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: death sentence, courtroom drama, crimes, police investigation, murder, police officer killed, kidnapping, deadly, confined, law enforcement, legal, law enforcer killer ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Open Doors (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Tommaso Scalia is a man who commits three murders: he killed his superior who sacked him, he kills the man who replaced him, and he kills his own wife. He wants a quick trial and an early execution, but an earnest, principled assistant judge looks ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, suspense, realistic ...
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Place: italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Executioner's Song (1982)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In this fact-based film, Gary Gilmore, an Indiana man who just finished serving a lengthy stay in prison, tries to start anew by moving to Utah. Before long, Gary begins an ill-advised romance with the troubled Nicole Baker, a teenage single mother. ...
Style: thought provoking, rough, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: murder, death sentence, death row, capital punishment, prison, price of justice, courtroom drama, legal, journalism, crime, going straight, crimes ...
Time: year 1976
Place: utah, usa
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12 Angry Men (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: During the trial of a man accused of his father's murder, a lone juror takes a stand against the guilty verdict handed down by the others as a result of their preconceptions and prejudices. The film is adapted by Reginald Rose from his own 1957 ...
Style: psychological, captivating, serious, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: jury, courtroom drama, argument, murder, legal action, uncover truth, trial, legal, injustice, hopes, society, judiciary ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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Crime and Punishment (1983)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An adaptation of Dostoyevsky's novel, updated to present-day Helsinki. Slaughterhouse worker Rahikainen murders a man, and is forced to live with the consequences of his actions...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: crime and punishment, murder, life is a bitch, crimes, crime, law enforcement, deadly, down on your luck, guilt, guilty conscience, friend, police ...
Time: 80s
Place: finland, europe, helsinki finland
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44%
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Dead Man Walking (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A justice drama based on a true story about a man on death row who in his last days forms a strong relationship with a nun who teaches him forgiveness and gives him spirituality as she accompanies him to his execution.
Style: thought provoking, touching, emotional, serious, psychological ...
Plot: prison, death row, rape, lethal injection, death sentence, nun, death penalty, redemption, warden, forgiveness, confession, court ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: louisiana, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Glass Shield (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: J.J. is a rookie in the Sheriff's Department and the first black officer at that station. Racial tensions run high in the department as some of J.J.'s fellow officers resent his presence. His only real friend is the other new trooper, the ...
Style: tense, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, rough ...
Plot: police corruption, racism, murder, false accusation, police investigation, crime, crimes, tough law enforcer, law enforcement, legal action, dishonesty, fighting the system ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Red Corner (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: An American attorney on business in China, ends up wrongfully on trial for murder and his only key to innocence is a female defense lawyer from the country.
Style: suspenseful, serious, thought provoking, disturbing, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
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The Deathmaker (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama
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Duration: 110 min.
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Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 173 min.
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Style: psychological, tense, bleak, serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: thought provoking, suspenseful, disturbing, realistic, serious
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