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Down the Ancient Stairs (1975)
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Down the Ancient Stairs (1975)
Original name: Per le antiche scale
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A mental hospital somewhere in Tuscany during the thirties. Far away from fascism, this closed world is rules over by Dr. Bonaccorsi, a passionate benevolent psychiatrist whose dream is to isolate the germ of madness. He is also a very active ladies'man and makes three women benefit from his sexual itch: Francesca the hospital manager's wife, Bianca, his devoted nurse and Carla, a nymphomaniac doctor's wife. His well-ordered universe starts being challenged with the coming of Anna, a trainee psychiatrist, who disapproves of his theory on the origin of madness. Worse, she resists his advances. As Bonaccorsi is more insecure than he looks, what will become of him
Plot: female nudity, adultery, sex, nymphomaniac
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, tuscany

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Young Casanova (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Gerard Casanova is the man that all the rich and beautiful women call when they need a little more then the husbands to give them. He's always on call to satisfy their every sexual urge.
Plot: sex, adultery, gigolo, female nudity
Place: france
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The Divine Nymph (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In the decadent Roaring Twenties, a beautiful woman engages in affairs with two men, playing them against each other.
Plot: female nudity, cruelty to animal, fascism, sex, erotica
Time: 1920s
Place: italy
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Heart (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Plot: male nudity, pubic hair, bullet, female nudity, sex, adultery
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62%
Dama de Noche (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Story: A woman who was maltreated during her younger years gets revenge on the people who abused her.
Plot: sex, child abuse, revenge, female nudity, erotica, physical abuse, nymphomaniac
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A Woman on Fire (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Clara, the sexually frustrated wife of a businessman goes on vacation with her husband, daughter and best friend. While there, she finally learns that sex can be passionate and wonderful, something she was never able to discover with the help of her ...
Plot: suicide, lifeguard, flower, female nudity, sex, drug overdose, beach, adultery, vacation
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59%
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Madame Bovary (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Emma Bovary is bored by her country doctor husband and gives in to the affections of several rich suitors as well as the temptation of living beyond her husband's means.
Plot: adultery, husband, temptation, money, female nudity, adulteress, woman, sex
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Tattoo Bar (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Although she's still hung up on the man who broke her heart (Miguel Molina), club dancer Simona (Mercedes Ortega) pledges to eradicate all memories of him by removing the tattoos he put on her body. Complicating matters is Mariel (Alexis ...
Plot: tattoo, adultery, sex, love, female nudity, female full frontal nudity, labia
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Kleinhoff Hotel (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Monaco
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Pascale, married to an architect, misses her flight to London and is forced to stay in Berlin, at the Kleinhoff Hotel where she stayed as a student. Karl, a would-be revolutionary lives in the adjoining room and Pascale spies him and his ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A teenage girl falls in love with a man who works in live sex shows, and who just happens to be having an affair with the girl's stepmother--with her father's knowledge.
Plot: sex show, sex, teenage girl, one female two males threesome, sex scene, orgy, threesome, model, gigolo, menage a trois, cuckolded husband, male nudity ...
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45%
Everybody's Fine (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Matteo Scuro is a retired Sicilian bureaucrat, a widower with five children, all of whom live on the mainland and hold responsible jobs. He decides to surprise each with a visit and finds none as he imagined.
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Plot: introspection, on the road, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, family relations, golden years, human nature, estrangement, hopes, unfulfillment ...
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Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Spain, Italy
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Curd Jurgens as the betrayed husband is incredibly expressive and believable; Rosabla Neri, as the philandering Alexa, delivers her usual thoughtful performance and, in doing so, makes her potentially cardboard cut-out character multi-dimensional, ...
Plot: adultery, revenge, sex, female nudity
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Boatman (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An erstwhile boatman wants to do a little more than paddle his own canoe in the town famed for its waterfalls. He leaves the village of his roots for the city and lands a job as a live-sex actor called toro in street lingo derived from the Spanish ...
Plot: gay, sex, female nudity
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42%
The Gold Rimmed Glasses (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Yugoslavia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In this tragic romance set in Ferrara, Italy in 1938, and at a nearby seaside resort, a wealthy Jewish boy is thwarted in marrying the girl he loves when Mussolini's race laws (enacted to cement the regime's growing alliance with Germany) ...
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Red Shoe Diaries 5: Weekend Pass (1995)
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Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
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40%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
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38%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Plot: adultery, model, lover, confusion, obsession, female nudity, sex
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38%
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Duration: 89 min.
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Country: Italy, France, Switzerland
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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36%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Country: USA
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34%
The Mechanics of Women (2000)
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Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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