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Death by Hanging (1968)
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Death by Hanging (1968)
Original name: 絞死刑
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A Korean man is sentenced to death by hanging, but he survives the execution. For the following two hours, his executioners try to work out how to handle the situation in this black farce.
Plot: satire, politics, racism, injustice, amnesia, death sentence, communist, korean, executioner, farce, convict, war crime, hanging, immigrants, surrealism, social satire, execution, racial issues, capital punishment, metaphor, trapdoor, ethnic stereotype, japanese new wave
Time: year 1968
Place: japan, korea

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and suspense films with plots about satire, society, politics, farce, family relations, disorder and dishonesty mostly in Comedy, Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like Death by Hanging: Three Resurrected Drunkards (1968), The Ceremony (1971), Violence at Noon (1966), The Witness (1969), Sandesham (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Three Resurrected Drunkards (1968)
Genre: Action, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Three students spend their holidays at the seaside where they are mistaken for Koreans, a minority which is looked down on in Japan. The action develops into a crime story.
Style: witty, offbeat, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: vietnam war, alternate reality, misfit, immigrants, discrimination, racism, nudity (full frontal - brief), soldier, politics, prank, society, military ...
Place: japan, korea, north korea, tokyo
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Japanese Summer: Double Suicide (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A sex-obsessed young woman, a suicidal young man she meets on the street, a gun-crazy wannabe gangster—these are just three of the irrational, oddball anarchists trapped in an underground hideaway in Oshima’s devilish, absurdist portrait of what ...
Style: psychological, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat, surreal ...
Plot: killing spree, isolation, nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, violence spree, obsession, death wish, sex addict, hitman, sexual content, crime, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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92%
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The Ceremony (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Oshima’s magisterial epic, centering on the ambivalent surviving heir of the Sakurada clan, uses ritual and the microcosm of the traditional family to trace the rise and fall of militaristic Japan across several decades.
Plot: post war japan, tradition, colonialism, threesome, dysfunctional family, katana, surrealism, suicide, sex scene, japanese new wave, virginity, death ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Violence at Noon (1966)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Hakuchu no Torima" is the portrayal of a violent rapist as seen through the recollections of his wife and one of his victims. As the film starts, Eisuke (Kei Sato) encounters Shino (Saeda Kawaguchi), who works as a maid in a house. She is a ...
Style: disturbing, rough, bleak, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, rapist, life is a bitch, master and servant, investigation, crimes, danger, criminal heroes, society, crime, psychopath, violence spree ...
Time: 60s
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Witness (1969)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Hungary
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Known as the best satire about communism, banned for over a decade in Hungary. 'The Witness' has become a cult classic, well received by critics and general audiences when it was finally released outside of Hungary. 'The Witness' ...
Style: dark humor, cult film, suspense, witty, clever ...
Plot: satire, socialism, fascist, amusement park, pig, political satire, ice cream, flood, secret door, minister, cemetery, absurdism ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: hungary, budapest, europe, budapest hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 9.0
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Sandesham (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After his retirement, Raghavan Nair (Thilakan) is back at his home. His long cherished dream to spend his retired life along with his family is thwarted after seeing his two sons brawling each other over their political differences.
Style: cult film
Plot: brother vs brother, communist, social satire, lawyer, politician, political party, retirement, marxist, brawl, dysfunctional family, cigarette smoking, leftist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Diary of a Shinjuku Thief (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is the story of a bookstore thief named Birdy, who is led through various adventures in Tokyo's Shinjuku district by salesgirl Umeko.
Style: dark humor, avant garde
Plot: bookstore, thief, city, song, surrealism, sexual revolution, employee, theft, bare breasts, sex scene, female nudity, street musician ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Babo 73 (1964)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
Story: The president of the United Status, who, when he isn’t at the White House— a dilapidated Victorian— conducts his top-secret affairs on a deserted beach.
Plot: satire, politics, u.s. president, usa president
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dear Summer Sister (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sunaoko come to Okinawa to find his brother Tsuruo. Her searching is not very painless because it tears up old wounds in complicated relationships, some of which date back to the horrors of war.
Plot: eavesdropping, hotel, mistaken identity, innocence, youth, sake, beer, dialect, falling in love, older man younger woman relationship, war veteran, bathtub ...
Place: okinawa japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Taxing Woman's Return (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Ryoko Itakura returns as the government tax agent willing to tackle the toughest cases. This time she takes on a fanatical but lucrative religious cult run by a vile lecher.
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: cons and scams, culture clash, track down, student life, who done it, satire, conspiracy, society, gangsters, dishonesty, crimes, tax evasion ...
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Sono tornato (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: dark humor, thought provoking, disturbing
Plot: satire, society, anti semitism, state affairs, tyrant, dictator, farce, italian fascism, fascism, lie, compassion, best friend ...
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Taxing Woman (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Ryoko Itakura is a government tax agent who has just landed a big promotion. Her first assignment is to catch wheeler-dealer Hideki Gondo. She has a tough job, since in Japan tax evasion is an art and Gondo is, in effect, Rembrandt. Her job is ...
Style: clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious
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Time: 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Why (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Giuseppe Di Noi, an Italian surveyor living in Switzerland, gets arrested at the border while going back to Italy with his family for a vacation. But can someone tell the man WHY?
Plot: bureaucracy, injustice, innocence, prison, satire, legal, wrongful arrest, swedish, prisoner transport, police arrest, humiliation, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: stockholm sweden, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Fighting Elegy (1966)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: High schooler Kiroku Nanbu yearns for the prim, Catholic Michiko, but her only desire is to reform Kiroku’s sinful tendencies. Hormones raging, Kiroku channels his unsatisfied lust into the only outlet available: savage, crazed violence.
Style: realistic, serious, witty
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Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Family Game (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 107 min.
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Duration: 79 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Mexico
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Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Country: Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Country: Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Country: Japan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Sallah (1964)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.0
 2K
R100 (2013)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.9
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.5
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A family of four lives off of scams in which they pretend to be injured by automobiles. After suffering an injury during the war, the father believes he is an invalid. He and his wife have a 10-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl. The adults pretend ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, gloomy, thought provoking, realistic ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 20th century, 60s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Evening Dress (1986)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Menage begins as a comedy of sorts, but be warned: it develops into a very dark, very confusing probe into the seamier aspects of Parisian life. Gerard Depardieu plays a crude but charismatic thief, whose own gayness does not prevent his ...
Style: offbeat, humorous, witty, clever, cynical ...
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Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%