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Merci pour le Chocolat (2000)
Original name: Merci pour le chocolat
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A mystery set in the environs of Lausanne concerning several plots which wind their way through the elegant homesteads of a couple of well-heeled French-Swiss denizens. Mika is the couture-attired, oh-so-perfect head of Muller Chocolates--a company that manufactures Swiss chocolates. Andre is her suave, concert pianist husband whose first wife died years ago in a mysterious car accident. When Jeanne, a beautiful young woman, enters the home of Mika and Andre, raising questions about her possible relationship to the family, tensions mount, alliances shift, and all the while, Mika prepares and faithfully serves her special recipe for hot chocolate each evening.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, clever, realistic, suspense, gloomy, tense, sexy, art house ...
Plot: jealousy, hospital, investigation, couple relations, parent child relationship, illegitimate son, mystery, parents and children, haunted by the past, crime, family life, crimes, couples, family relations, babies and infants, unlikely criminals, infidelity, dishonesty, love and romance, remarry, murder, chocolate, music competition, prescription, grand piano ...
Time: 90s
Place: switzerland, europe, france, usa, los angeles

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, suspenseful, serious and psychological films with plots about murder, crimes, dishonesty, investigation, crime, deadly and police investigation mostly in Thriller, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Merci pour le Chocolat: La Cérémonie (1995), Hell (1994), The Weight of Water (2000), Violette (1978), Wedding in Blood (1973). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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La Cérémonie (1995)
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Country: France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Weight of Water (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A newspaper photographer, Jean, researches the lurid and sensational axe murder of two women in 1873 as an editorial tie-in with a brutal modern double murder. She discovers a cache of papers that appear to give an account of the murders by an ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.3
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Wedding in Blood (1973)
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Duration: 95 min.
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Plot: murder, legal investigation, neo noir, manipulations, obsession, village, crime, couple relations, small town, romance, destructive relationship, infidelity ...
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Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.6
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.5
 7K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.2
 9K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 8.1
 719K
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 7K
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 7.0
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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