Movies like The Holy Office

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The Holy Office (1974)
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The Holy Office (1974)
Original name: El santo oficio
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Mexico
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The long arm of the Inquisition, or the "Holy Office," reached at least as far as 16th-century Mexico (known as New Spain at the time). Many Spanish Catholics of Moorish or Jewish origin found it expedient to flee to the New World to escape the suffocating attentions of the Inquisition. In Spain, simply being descended from these suspect peoples is sufficient to guarantee a gruesome death by immolation. In the New World, it took slightly more. This 1974 Mexican film deals with the suffering of one family of conversos who are secretly practicing Judaism and are betrayed to the Inquisition by a family member. Interestingly, a small family clan of such secret Jews was discovered in New Mexico as recently as the late 1980s. They managed to keep their faith a secret for nearly five hundred years.
Plot: inquisition, prison, rape, torture, fear, spanish inquisition, religious persecution, sex, burned at the stake
Time: 1500s

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Flame in the Wind (1971)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in the splendor and terror of the Spanish Inquisition, Flame in the Wind tells the story of Carlos, an earnest young nobleman who is faced with a choice: the church system offers safety, protection, and respectability; the Scriptures offer ...
Style: christian film
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Time: 16th century
Place: dungeon, spain
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Autumn Born (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A rich young woman is kidnapped and taken to a school of "discipline."
Plot: prison, sex, rape, bondage, torture, kidnapping, spanking, female homosexuality, hostage, heir, lesbian, lesbianism ...
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Letters from Marusia (1975)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Originally Actas De Marusia, this Mexican film re-creates a dark chapter in the history of Chile. The scene is a small Chilean mining town in 1907. Suffering under the despotic rule of the British mine owners, the workers stage a revolt. The ...
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Time: 20th century
Place: chile, south america
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Castle of Purity (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story of a disciplined and sexually driven man who keeps his family isolated in his home for years to protect them from the “evil nature” of human beings while inventing (with his wife) rat poison.
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Devils of Monza (1987)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The young noble Don Monza is caught and thrown out by the nun Virginia de Leva when she catches him flirting with one of her nun sisters across the stone wall between their gardens. He hears the rumor that she'd have an affair with her trustee ...
Plot: nun, convent, sex, murder, betrayal, revenge, forbidden love, evil nun, affair
Time: 1500s
Place: europe
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Marquis de Sade (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, Russia
Duration: 93 min.
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Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 82 min.
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Place: yugoslavia
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Gostanza da Libbiano (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: No overview found.
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Maleficarum (2011)
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Duration: 102 min.
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Locked Up (2006)
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Duration: 90 min.
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Duration: 100 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 67 min.
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Country: Soviet Union, Poland, Czechoslovakia, West Germany
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Country: Poland
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