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Fists in the Pocket (1965)
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Fists in the Pocket (1965)
Original name: I pugni in tasca
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ale, a deeply disturbed young man subject to seizures, benignly decides to murder members of his dysfunctional family for altruistic reasons.
Style: touching, bleak, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic, grotesque
Plot: epilepsy, dysfunctional family, murder, epileptic, alienation, siblings relations, obsession, family relations, misfit, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, family problems, deadly, down on your luck, family in crisis, love, sex, dog, dancing, horse, business, fight, prostitute, serial killer, incest ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, father son relationship, drinking alcohol, crying, drinking and mother son relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Fists in the Pocket: Dormant Beauty (2012), Little Boy Blue (1997), Three Brothers (1981), The Keys to the House (2004), Liam (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Dormant Beauty (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A mosaic of several intertwined stories questioning the meaning of life, love and hope, set during the last six days in the life of Eluana Englaro, a young woman who spent 17 years in a vegetative state.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, contemplative, emotional
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, 2000s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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Little Boy Blue (1997)
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Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Time: 90s
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Three Brothers (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a farmhouse in southern Italy, an old woman dies. Her husband summons their sons: from Rome, Raffaele, a judge facing a political case for which he risks assassination; from Naples, the religious and ideological Rocco, a counselor at a ...
Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, sincere, contemplative ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, naples italy, southern italy ...
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The Keys to the House (2004)
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Country: Italy, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager.
Style: serious, psychological, touching, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: human nature, hospital, disability, parents and children, self discovery, estrangement, single parent, teenage life, hopes, redemption, family relations, suffering ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, germany, europe, norway, berlin germany ...
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