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Dark Portals: The Chronicles of Vidocq (2001)
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Dark Portals: The Chronicles of Vidocq (2001)
Original name: Vidocq
Genre: Action, Crime, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Paris. 1830. In the heart of the town, Vidocq, a famous detective, disappeared as he fights the Alchemist, an assassin that he has been pursuing for a few months. His young biographer, Etienne Boisset, decides to have revenge on Vidocq's death and takes the investigation on...
Style: suspenseful, surreal, atmospheric, serious, stylized, scary, surprise ending
Plot: investigation, virgin, who done it, serial killer, crimes, danger, uncover truth, steampunk, immortality, murder, vengeance, law enforcement, alchemy, revolution, mystery, delinquent, supernatural power, eternal youth, mirror, throat slitting, virginity, female nudity, brothel, crime, political unrest ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1800s
Place: france, europe, paris france

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The Crimson Rivers (2000)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two French policemen, one investigating a grisly murder at a remote mountain college, the other working on the desecration of a young girl's grave by skinheads, are brought together by the clues from their respective cases. Soon after they ...
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Audience: boys' night
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, medical school, alps
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Genre: Action, Crime, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, UK
Duration: 97 min.
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The Raven (2012)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain, Hungary, Serbia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the last days of Edgar Allan Poe's life, in which the poet is in pursuit of a serial killer whose murders mirror those in the writer's stories.
Style: gothic, suspenseful, scary, serious, macabre ...
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Country: France
Duration: 128 min.
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3 Blind Mice (2003)
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Country: France, UK
Duration: 89 min.
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Inspector Bellamy (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A well known Parisian inspector becomes involved in an investigation while on holiday.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious
Plot: murder, police detective, couples, deadly, law enforcement, life is a bitch, mystery, investigation, couple relations, uncover truth, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, south of france
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Pendulum (2001)
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Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Duration: 82 min.
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Style: scary, psychological, serious, suspenseful
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 92 min.
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Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious, rough
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
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 368
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, surprise ending
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Duration: 89 min.
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Country: USA
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