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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, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, grotesque
Plot: epilepsy, murder, dysfunctional family, alienation, epileptic, siblings relations, obsession, misfit, family relations, life is a bitch, family problems, down on your luck, family in crisis, mentally unstable, suicidal tendency, love, sex, dog, dancing, horse, business, serial killer, incest, fight, prostitute ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe

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Little Boy Blue (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Living in rural Texas is a dysfunctional family: an abusive dad, a Vietnam vet with a war wound that's left him impotent; a compliant wife and a son of about 20, two small sons who look a lot like their brother. The dad harbors a secret, and he ...
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Time: 90s
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Dormant Beauty (2012)
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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.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2009
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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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 ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, naples italy, germany, rome italy ...
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The Keys to the House (2004)
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Country: Italy, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager.
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: parents and children, single parent, estrangement, teenage life, human nature, hospital, disability, self discovery, hopes, redemption, family relations, suffering ...
Time: contemporary
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My Mother's Smile (2002)
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Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A celebrated painter receives a visit from a cardinal's assistant, who informs him that his mother could become a saint.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, surreal, entertaining
Plot: self discovery, life turned upside down, obsession, tragic love, rebelliousness, destructive relationship, introspection, family life, rebellion, life is a bitch, injustice, religions or cults ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy, italy
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Style: bleak, emotional, disturbing, stylized, gloomy ...
Audience: pre-teens
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Time: 60s, 20th century
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Style: psychological, realistic, emotional, rough, serious ...
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Duration: 106 min.
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Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1978
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