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The Chosen Ones (2014)
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The Chosen Ones (2014)
Original name: Die Auserwählten
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the late 70s, young Petra Grust begins teaching at the progressive Odenwald School. She is flattered by the trust placed in her by its widely respected headmaster Simon Pistorius. But gradually certain incidents at the boarding school begin to unsettle her. Petra then realizes that Pistorius is abusing Frank, a 13-year-old. When Frank is told that he has to spend school holidays with Pistorius, he tries to commit suicide. Petra tells Frank's father (the chairman of the school's governing body) but he believes Pistorius instead of his own son. Petra fails to convince people of the man's true nature. 30 years later, Frank goes to Petra, who has long since left the school and has stopped teaching altogether. He has never been able to speak about what happened but now, after the suicide of another pupil, he is no longer willing to remain silent. He wants Petra to bear witness at the school's forthcoming anniversary celebrations.
Plot: child abuse, boarding school, gay, suicide, suicide attempt, boy, kiss, whistleblower, overalls

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, psychological, serious and touching films with plots about child abuse, boy, boarding school, suicide, school, coming of age and gay mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Chosen Ones: Where the Spirit Lives (1989), Linked (2017), Climax (amenaza en las aulas) (1977), Nocturnal Agony (2011), Trapped In Silence (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Where the Spirit Lives (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1937, a young First Nations (Canadian native) girl named Ashtecome is kidnapped along with several other children from a village as part of a deliberate Canadian policy to force First Nations children to abandon their culture in order to be ...
Plot: native american, boarding school, culture clash, racism, school, child abuse
Place: canada
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Linked (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 46 min.
Story: A troubled young man battles his inner demons as he seeks redemption and a second chance in his life.
Plot: connection, suicide, good versus evil, drug addiction, domestic violence, child abuse
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Climax (amenaza en las aulas) (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ana is a young girl with the same problems as any girl her age.
Style: erotic
Plot: boarding school, erotica, politics, sex, politician, bare breasts, female nudity, female full frontal nudity, lesbian sex, sex scene, schoolgirl, drugging ...
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Nocturnal Agony (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A highly successful upper middle class woman with a loving family has her seemingly “perfect” world turned upside down when the hidden secrets from her past suddenly resurface, forcing her and her beloved mother into a painful examination of ...
Style: christian film
Plot: recovery, faith, child abuse, female protagonist
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46%
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Trapped In Silence (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A compelling drama about a silent, violent teenager. Kevin suffers from elective mutism and no one has ever heard him utter a word.
Plot: mute, therapy, silence, child abuse, mute child, therapist, child, child murder
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The Children's Rebellion (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the 19th century, children -- particularly the children of the poor -- were considered to be an exploitable resource of docile and cheap labor. Anyone who had the effrontery to steal so much as a portion of a loaf of bread for any reason would ...
Plot: convict, child abuse, rebellion, prison guard, revolt, fight, french, jail cell, rebel, children, child labor, female journalist ...
Time: 1840s
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The Fire That Burns (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Two boys in their early teens in a strictly-run pre-WWII Catholic School form a firm friendship which is troubled by an abbot who is obsessed with the younger of the students.
Plot: catholic, altar boy, child abuse, telephone call, ink, dining hall, paper airplane, boys' choir, gossip, teacher student relationship, catholic church, singer ...
Time: pre world war two, 1930s
Place: paris france, france
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Boys Love 2 (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Aoi, a young teacher with striking good looks, has just learned that his newest student Sora is the alluring teen prostitute he once hired. Here the nightmare begins. As the walls of the prestigious academy become a percolating hotbed of sexual ...
Style: psychological, semi serious, sexual, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: high school, boarding school, gay, private school, obsession, prostitute, teacher student relationship, jealousy, prostitution, blackmail, youth, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan
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The Austrian Method (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: therapist, suicide attempt, extramarital affair, ecstasy, australian, austrian, suicide, german, alcohol
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 97 min.
Story: Events are shown from the perspective of a boy (played by Christopher Ciupa ), which surpasses the intelligence and sensitivity of others, is the one who feels and sees more. Lost hero who is trying to find a cruel world. Children's home, ...
Style: serious, rough, compassionate, realistic
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Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Troubled Roula finds herself drawn to Leon, an author of children's books who has suffered an enormous emotional and creative blockage ever since his wife died in a motorcycle accident two years before. Leon has only his 12-year-old daughter ...
Plot: incest, father daughter incest, male nudity, female nudity, beach, suicide, sexual abuse, sea, bathing, holiday, self harm, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 17-year-old Sami has an accident which resulted in him reluctantly sent to closed psychiatric hospital. Sami refuses to speak or show his feelings, even when the nurse Taneli is trying everything in order to understand how the crash really happened. ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, touching, suspenseful
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The Tree with Pink Leaves (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Latvia, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, serious, sincere
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Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: based on true events
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Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1968
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 125 min.
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Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 87 min.
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