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The Simple-Minded Murderer (1982)
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The Simple-Minded Murderer (1982)
Original name: Den enfaldige mördaren
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The feeble-minded Sven's mother dies and he gets work as a farm-hand at the rich, affluent Höglund's farm. He has to work without pay and sleeps together with the cows. He meets the disabled Anna who is the first one to treat him as an adult. One day he has had enough of Höglund's maltreatment and moves in with Anna's family. Plot by Mattias Thuresson.
Style: non-linear, touching, bleak, serious, emotional, realistic, disturbing, gloomy, psychological, offbeat
Plot: mentally challenged, farm, disability, misfit, love and romance, life is a bitch, fall in love, injustice, social differences, social misfits, down on your luck, imaginary character, hopes, master and servant, boss and employee, power relations, love, christmas, sex, dog, teenager, horse, revenge, lawyer, angel ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and bleak films with plots about family relations, boy, society, crying, nudity (full frontal - brief), photograph and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like The Simple-Minded Murderer: The Serpent's Way (1986), The Slingshot (1993), Breaking the Waves (1996), Pelle the Conqueror (1987), Ostia (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Serpent's Way (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A salesman and his son sexually abuse the generations of women of a poor family as payment for debt. Janni must see his mother, sister, niece and wife all being exploited, and the family grow bigger with the abuser's kids.
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Plot: countryside, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, woman in danger, down on your luck, parents and children, strong sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, family problems, life is a bitch, snow ...
Time: 19th century
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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The Slingshot (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Stocholm in the 1920s. Young Roland lives with his socialist father, Jewish mother and a boxing brother. His mother sells condoms illegally, and from them, Roland makes slingshots which he sells. His rebellious ways has gotten him the special ...
Style: serious, harsh, bleak, enigmatic, realistic ...
Plot: anti semitism, coming of age, childhood, child abuse, politics, working class, bigotry, reform school, life is a bitch, society, teenage life, rebelliousness ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe, tokyo ...
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Breaking the Waves (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Netherlands, Norway, Iceland, Spain, UK
Duration: 159 min.
Story: In a small and conservative Scottish village, a woman's paralytic husband convinces her to have extramarital intercourse so she can tell him about it and give him a reason for living.
Style: emotional, psychological, disturbing, heartbreaking, sad ...
Plot: tragic love, priest, self sacrifice, marriage, love, paralysis, power of love, nursing, nudity (full frontal - brief), husband wife relationship, destructive relationship, naivete ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
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Pelle the Conqueror (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 157 min.
Story: The end of the 19th century. A boat filled with Swedish emigrants comes to the Danish island of Bornholm. Among them are Lasse and his son Pelle who move to Denmark to find work. They find employment at a large farm, but are treated as the lowest ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, touching, serious, meditative ...
Plot: immigrants, poverty, working class, father son relationship, youth, farm, parents and children, life is a bitch, island, down on your luck, social differences, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: denmark, europe, eastern europe
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Ostia (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Two anarchistic brothers live by petty thievery and try to recover from their Catholic upbringing. Bandiera (Laurent Terzieff) and Rabbino (Franco Citti) were children when they pushed their drunk of a father out of a window for killing their pet ...
Plot: incest, beach, killing an animal, city, anarchist, homosexual, realism, catholic church, degradation, fratricide, anarchy, sea ...
Place: italy, rome italy
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Accident (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Stephen is a professor at Oxford University who is caught in a rut and feels trapped by his life in both academia and marriage. One of his students, William, is engaged to the beautiful Anna, and Stephen becomes enamored of the younger woman. These ...
Style: tense, thought provoking, serious, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, love triangle, family relations, car accident, seduction, professor, torment, oxford, unfulfilled love, love affair, destructive relationship ...
Time: 60s
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The Cleaner (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovakia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Just out of prison, Tomáš, a taciturn loner, takes a job cleaning houses where people have recently died. Things take an alarming turn when he begins putting in overtime: hiding behind closet doors after hours to secretly watch the homes’ ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, disturbing, ambiguous ending
Plot: socially awkward, loner, estrangement, dysfunctional family, hiding, stalking, employer employee relationship, voyeur, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, fired from the job, psychologist, therapy ...
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Cries & Whispers (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: As Agnes slowly dies of cancer, her sisters are so deeply immersed in their own psychic pains that they can't offer her the support she needs. Maria is wracked with guilt at her husband's suicide, caused by his discovery of her ...
Style: emotional, thought provoking, gloomy, touching, psychological ...
Plot: terminal illness, maid, death, cancer, grudge, mansion, estate, family life, human nature, friendship, family problems, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century, 90s
Place: sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
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Term of Trial (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Weir, an alcoholic schoolteacher, whose criminal record for refusing to fight during the Second World War has prevented him from progressing further in his teaching career, is looked upon with disdain by his headmaster, his pupils and even his wife. ...
Plot: bad mother, confession, revenge, love, courtroom, teenager, employer employee relationship, hotel, love triangle, gay slur, lie, strong female character ...
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Evil (2003)
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Duration: 113 min.
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Style: psychological, rough, disturbing, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teens
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Duration: 104 min.
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Plot: society, pregnancy, youth, mental illness, teenage life, life is a bitch, confined, misfit, injustice, power relations, win over, mental institution ...
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Hunting Scenes from Bavaria (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
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Anita: Swedish Nymphet (1973)
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Country: Italy, Germany, France, USA
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Country: Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
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