Movies like Who Killed Pasolini?

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Who Killed Pasolini?
Original name: Pasolini, un delitto italiano
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of the murder of a poet, a man, a great film director: Pier Paolo Pasolini. The story begin with the arrest of "Pelosi", a young man then accused of the murder of the poet. All the investigation about the crime is about the question: "Was ONLY the "Pelosi" to kill Pasolini?" The help of a Policeman, Trepalle put in evidence a trouble: Was Pasolini killed because of his accuses to some politicians?
Style: disturbing, serious, sincere, realistic, bleak, thought provoking, intellectual
Plot: politics, crime, writer's life, murder, cause and meaning, under the surface, artists and showbiz, deadly, gays and lesbians, legal investigation, sexual relations, courtroom drama, false accusation, filmmaking, law enforcement, legal, society, self defense, street kid, emotionless, conspiracy theory, fascist, indifference, black and white segues into color, communist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1975
Place: italy, rome italy
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and disturbing films with plots about crime, crimes, deadly, murder, society, legal and life is a bitch mostly in Drama, Crime and Biography genres. Some movies like Who Killed Pasolini?: Open Doors (1990), Execution of Justice (1999), One Hundred Steps (2000), The Glass Shield (1994), The Deathmaker (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Open Doors
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Duration: 108 min.
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Execution of Justice
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion
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Duration: 115 min.
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Confessions of a Police Captain
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Dress Gray
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Story: When a cadet at a military academy is found dead, the assumption is it was an accident. But the autopsy reveals that's not the case and that he's a homosexual and the last person he was with someone before he died and that someone is an ...
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A Question of Silence
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Three women, all strangers to each other, meet in a dress boutique. One of the three is approached by the male proprietor as she is shoplifting a garment. When he approaches her the other two join her in beating the man to death. Other female ...
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Sins of the Father
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, bleak, emotional ...
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Inside
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: serious, talky, bleak, realistic, thought provoking ...
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Act of Vengeance
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In 1969, an administrator runs against the corrupt president of the United Coal Miners Union, and becomes the target of a murder plot.
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Plot: politics, crime, rebellion, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, murder, vengeance, campaign, workplace situations, fighting the system, against humanity ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, west virginia
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Crazy Joe
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 100 min.
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The Valachi Papers
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France, Italy, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: When Joe Valachi (Charles Bronson) has a price put on his head by Don Vito Genovese (Lino Ventura), he must take desperate steps to protect himself while in prison. An unsuccessful attempt to slit his throat puts him over the edge to break the ...
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Time: 1960s, 1930s, 1950s, 1940s, 1920s
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Crime of the Century
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: In 1932, the nation was shocked when the 14-month-old son of Charles Lindberg was kidnapped, held for ransom, and murdered. Two years later, Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested, convicted, and executed. This film dramatizes the investigation ...
Style: serious, realistic
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Time: 30s, 1930s
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