Movies and TV shows like The Sculptress 1996

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The Sculptress
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Olive Martin (Quirke), a heavily overweight young woman is convicted of killing and butchering her mother and sister and sentenced to life imprisonment. However, when she is assigned to write a book about her life, author Rosalind Leigh (Goodall) begins to develop a relationship with Olive and is soon convinced of her innocence. With the help of restaurant owner and former policeman Hal Hawksley (Fulford), she sets out to prove it and undo what she sees as a miscarriage of justice. However, all is not what is seems.
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, realistic, tense
Plot: prison, investigation, uncover truth, false accusation, crime, injustice, mystery, righting the wronged, crimes, innocence, dishonesty, life is a bitch, murder, journalism, courtroom drama, death in the family, frame up, accused of murder, prison life, confined, hopes, legal, family problems, life sentence, murder of sister ...
Time: 90s
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A Letter from Death Row
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Duration: 89 min.
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Deadlocked
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Country: Portugal, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Duration: 95 min.
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    User:   52%
 
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    User:   45%
 
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Country: UK
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Duration: 88 min.
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Duration: 99 min.
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Past Midnight
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, tense, atmospheric
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