Movies like Assassin of the Tsar

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Assassin of the Tsar (1991)
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Assassin of the Tsar (1991)
Original name: Цареубийца
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A new doctor from Moscow arrives at a provincial mental institution. His interest is the peculiarities of the psyche of a patient who believes that he is Yakov Yurovsky, the man who assassinated the last Russian tsar. In the course of their conversations it transpires that the patient is a kind of philosopher, not without a gift for suggestion. In a while the doctor himself falls under his patient’s influence: he tends to relive that fatal night of June 16-17, 1918 when, without any investigation or trial, Tsar Nicholas II, who had recently abdicated, was murdered, together with his wife, daughters and incurably ill heir. Soon the doctor realizes that the tragedy of the last Russian tsar is in part his own tragedy, too...
Style: psychological, mind bending, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing, psychotronic
Plot: mental institution, murder, assassination, time travel, investigation, obsession, split personality, politics, crimes, misfit, hospital, royal family, mental illness, revolution, changing the past or future, doctors and patients, political unrest, delusion, dishonesty, state affairs, curses spells and rituals, power relations, russian revolution, supernatural, assassin ...
Time: 90s, 1910s, 1990s
Place: russia

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The Rider Named Death (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In pre-Soviet Russia, Boris Savinkov leads a terrorist faction of Socialist-Revolutionary Party members responsible for the deaths of governors and ministers.
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Plot: assassination, terrorism, assassination attempt, state affairs, politics, rebellion, tragic hero, heroes, head of state, dishonesty, revolution, political corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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Ward No. 6 (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Simultaneously nihilistic and heartening, Ward No. 6 is based on a story by Chekov, in which a psychiatric doctor becomes a patient in his own asylum. Updated to contemporary Russia, the film is a cocktail of anxieties and riddles, showcasing how ...
Style: psychological, serious, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, human nature, doctors and patients, isolation, estrangement, confined, misfit, society, social misfits, doctor, life philosophy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia
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Rasputin (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Details the life of the Russian monk Rasputin. The film shows his rise to power and how it corrupted him. His sexual perversions and madness ultimatly leads to his gruesome assasination.
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
Plot: assassination, clergy, intrigue, royal family, russian history, ambition, tragic hero, psychopath, betrayal, revolution, murder, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1910s, year 1917, year 1916
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia
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May 18 (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The citizens of Gwangju lead a relatively peaceful life, until one day the military takes over the city, accusing the residents of conspiracy and claiming that they are communist sympathisers preparing a revolution against the current government. ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, touching
Plot: catastrophe, heroes, vigilantism, losing-it hero, revolution, politics, soldier, rivalry, redemption, political unrest, state affairs, assassination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, south korea
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Chapter 27 (2007)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 84 min.
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Time: 80s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
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Marat/Sade (1967)
Genre: Drama, History, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 119 min.
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Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s
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Country: Canada
Duration: 110 min.
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Plot: mental institution, mind game, doctors and patients, dishonesty, uncover truth, missing person, investigation, power relations, psychiatrist, manipulation, mystery, homosexual love ...
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The Conspiracy (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
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Plot: politics, love affair, royal family, ambition, political intrigue, political conspiracy, love and romance, crimes, state affairs, royal court, dishonesty, conspiracy ...
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3 Steps to Heaven (1995)
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Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
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Plot: dark humor, obsessive quest, mystery, amateur detective, investigation, dishonesty, crimes, mentally unstable, gays and lesbians, celebrity culture, cons and scams, murder ...
Time: 90s
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Nicholas and Alexandra (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
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Duration: 183 min.
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Style: epic, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Tsar (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 116 min.
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Style: epic, atmospheric, bleak, realistic, serious ...
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Time: 16th century
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Asylum (1997)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: mind bending, scary, serious, realistic, suspenseful ...
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Mister Frost (1990)
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