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Heartbeat Detector (2007)
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Heartbeat Detector (2007)
Original name: La Question humaine
Genre: Drama, History, Music, War
Country: France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A psychologist discovers troubling links between Nazism and modern-day big business.
Style: psychological, tense, bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: nazism, investigation, workplace situations, crimes, workplace intrigue, murder, haunted by the past, deadly, workplace, corporation, world war two, legal, factory, chaos and mayhem, dancing, psychologist, fascism, song, singer, elevator, office worker, capitalism, drunkenness, classical music, toilet ...
Place: france, paris france, europe, maine

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, suspenseful and psychological films with plots about murder, crimes, deadly, investigation, crime, life is a bitch and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Drama, War and Crime genres. Some movies like Heartbeat Detector: The Colonel (2006), Early One Morning (2011), She's One of Us (2003), Sarah's Key (2010), The Last Deadly Mission (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Colonel (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A "Reformed Colonel" is found dead in Paris, a couple of decades after Algeria's struggle for independence was won from France. Lieutenant Galois is assigned the investigation of this murder. She receives the diary of Lieutenent Guy ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, rough, captivating
Plot: military, murder, algerian war, torture, military life, investigation, state affairs, crimes, deadly, uncover truth, love affair, brutality ...
Time: 50s, 90s
Place: algeria, paris france, france
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95%
Early One Morning (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Monday morning. Paul Wertret, 50, heads off to his job as a manager at the International Credit and Trade Bank. He arrives at 8 o'clock on the dot, as usual. He enters a meeting room, takes out a gun and kills two of his bosses. Then he locks ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: bank, losing-it hero, unlikely criminals, introspection, workplace situations, road not taken, rivalry, crimes, workplace, deadly, boss and employee, murder ...
Time: 80s, 90s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
She's One of Us (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: At the start, Christine Blanc is a temp, her boyfriend has gone. Near the story's end, she's been offered a steady job, she has a fiancé, other men seem interested in her, she's passed her driving test, and, after she wins 1000 Euros ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: workplace, friendship, murder, police detective, investigation, social misfits, crimes, love and romance, deadly, workplace romance, couples, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 7.5
 16K
Sarah's Key (2010)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: On the night of 16 July 1942, ten year old Sarah and her parents are being arrested and transported to the Velodrome d'Hiver in Paris where thousands of other jews are being send to get deported. Sarah however managed to lock her little brother ...
Style: captivating, emotional, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: holocaust, jewish family, nazism, world war two, investigation, journalism, family secret, haunted by the past, occupation, confined, against humanity, crimes ...
Time: 1940s, contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 40s ...
Place: france, europe, manhattan new york city, paris france, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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The Last Deadly Mission (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A washed-up Marseilles cop (Auteuil) earns a chance at redemption by protecting a woman from the man who killed her parents as he is about to be released from prison.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, rough, tense, bleak ...
Plot: serial killer, murder, redemption, woman in danger, haunted by the past, crime, life is a bitch, deadly, crimes, law enforcement, dishonesty, childbirth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Night of the Generals (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: An unusual World War II crime thriller about a Nazi investigation into the murder of a prostitute. Major Grau finds himself focusing on three suspects: the Generals Tanz, Kahlenberg and Seydlitz-Gabler – all three of whom, it seems, are also ...
Style: tense, realistic, suspenseful, serious, captivating ...
Plot: investigation, world war two, murder, nazi occupation, prostitute, conspiracy, mystery, crime, crimes, who done it, uncover truth, serial killer ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, poland, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.6
 545
Small World (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Conrad Lang, a handyman in a rich family - he has been raised like a brother with Thomas, who has the same age -, accidentally puts fire to the big holiday house he keeps. He returns to the town he grew up in, to the family home, where Philippe, ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: mental illness, mystery, memory loss, investigation, haunted by the past, intrigue, family life, society, family relations, flashback, crime, friendship ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.8
 765
Witnesses (2003)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Croatia
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Set amid the atrocities of war in the Balkans, Witnesses is retold, Rashomon-style, from various characters' viewpoints, adding new information about the complexity of war and humanity. Beginning inside a rustic house with a woman in black ...
Style: rough, bleak, serious, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: military, police investigation, danger, murder, investigation, soldier, anti war, witnessing a crime, war, kidnapping, criminal heroes, deadly ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, serbia, croatia, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Young Lieutenant (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A rookie policeman from provincial Le Havre volunteers for the high pressure Parisian homicide bureau and is assigned to a middle-aged woman detective.
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, captivating, light ...
Plot: murder, alcohol abuse, crimes, policewoman, murder investigation, female boss, recovering alcoholic, police academy, job, police, workplace situations, police investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe, nice france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.8
 3K
A Secret (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1953, a sensitive French boy finds out from a neighbor that his family's Jewish. François Grimbert becomes a physician, and gradually peels the layers of his buried family history which resulted in his difficult upbringing, raised as ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, occupation, wartime life, crimes, missing person, against humanity, family disapproval, haunted by the past, toys, wedding preparations and rituals, ex athlete ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1940s
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Have Mercy on Us All (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In Paris, many citizens go to the precinct after the doors of their apartments have been sprayed with a 4 and the letters "clt". When a dweller is found mysteriously dead in his apartment, Detective Jean-Baptiste Adamsberg and his partner ...
Style: suspenseful, captivating, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: psychopath, plague, danger, crimes, chase, law enforcement, deadly, warning, riddles and clues, murder, investigation, panic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Rose Garden (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, West Germany, Austria
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In Germany, an old man attacks another old man and is arrested. The attacker refuses to speak. A female lawyer is appointed to him. She discovers that the attacker has numbers tattooed on his arm and the attacked man was a German officer.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: courtroom, courtroom drama, legal, deadly, immigrants, dedicated lawyer, confined, genocide, haunted by the past, legal action, legal investigation, injustice ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 5.1
 657
Time to Kill (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: 1936, Italian army is invading Ethiopia. Lieutenant Silvestri suffering toothache decides to reach the nearest camp hospital. But the lorry has an accident and stop near a rock, so Silvestri continues by walk. On his way he meets and rapes a ...
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious, suspenseful
Plot: murder, hospital, military, crimes, danger, investigation, soldier, italian army, italian history, drug abuse, profanity, animal life ...
Time: pre world war two, year 1936
Place: ethiopia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Army of Crime (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: This gripping historical drama recounts the story of Armenian-born Missak Manouchian, a woodworker and political activist who led an immigrant laborer division of the Parisian Resistance on 30 operations against the Nazis in 1943. The Nazis branded ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: resistance, world war two, occupation, poet, human spirit, idealism, danger, youth, crimes, war, deadly, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1942
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.9
 152
Naomi (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ilan Ben-Natan is a man on his sixties and a well-known professor of astrophysics at the University of Haifa. He is married with Naomi, a 28 years old, attractive book illustrator. Inclined to suspect, he finds out her wife's betrayal and then ...
Style: realistic, psychological, tense, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: murder, couples, infidelity, love triangle, obsession, crumbling marriage, deadly, crimes, redemption, investigation, disposing of a dead body, jealousy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.3
 926
In His Hands (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Lille, Claire Gauthier is an ordinary married woman with a young daughter that works in an insurance company analyzing losses of insured properties. When the single veterinary Laurent Kessler claims damage in his basement caused by a flooding due ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: serial killer, dangerous attraction, danger, deadly, dishonesty, couples, crimes, murder, scalpel, suspicion, crime, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.4
 1K
Traceless (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Étienne Meunier (Benoît Magimel) is a young executive who has everything going for him. His career is skyrocketing and he is about to become #1 at work, he is married to a picture-perfect wife, has a dream home and money. To top it off, he's ...
Style: tense, realistic, psychological, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: murder, haunted by the past, promotion, moral dilemma, crimes, life turned upside down, under the surface, dishonesty, breaking point, neo noir, pursuit, suffering ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.2
 334
Burnt Out (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: François Durrieux, a man in his forties, married to Clémence and father of Benjamin, has been employed for years by the firm DSBO. In order not to lose his job, he always submits to his boss's demands whether it means working after office ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: workplace, fighting the system, parents and children, workplace situations, boss and employee, power relations, suffering, revolt, employee, middle aged man, friendship, rebellion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Blood from a Stone (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The day his bank refuses to finance him, Georges will do everything he can to save his shipyard and his employees.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, cynical, serious, captivating ...
Plot: bankruptcy, save the day, workplace, rivalry, working class, factory, labor union, boss and employee, workplace situations, society, employer, strike ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.4
 775
Angel (1982)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Saxophonist Danny witnesses the murder of his band manager and a deaf-mute girl after a gig. Questioned by the police, he remembers only the orthopedic shoes of the killers' leader. So begins his quest to avenge her. He seeks an answer to the ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, psychological, bleak
Plot: murder, politics, investigation, mind game, mute or deaf, crime, rivalry, witnessing a crime, obsessive quest, crimes, self discovery, vengeance ...
Time: 80s
Place: ireland, europe, northern ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
 317
Last Screening (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Sylvain, a film-obsessed 31-year-old, lives in the basement of a small art-house theater where he works as a programmer, projectionist and cashier. Each night, after the last showing, he goes out for a murderous ritual.
Style: suspenseful, tense, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, danger, psychopath, theater, small town, deadly, murder, violence, crimes, woman in danger, mentally unstable ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Another Silence (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Argentina, Canada, Brazil
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Marie is a Toronto police officer. One evening, her husband Joshua and their son Nicky are brutally murdered in their car. Marie quickly links Pablo Molina, an Argentinian drug trafficker who she'd arrested a few months earlier, with the crime. ...
Style: psychological, bleak, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, manhunt, self discovery, track down, heroes, crimes, tragic hero, deadly, vengeance, revenge plot, death of son, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, argentina, bolivia, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 2K
The Advocate (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery
Country: France, UK
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Bizarre black comedy about 15th-century Paris lawyer Richard Courtois (Firth) who decides to ply his trade in the country, only to find things stranger than he can imagine. His first case turns out to be defending a pig that's accused of ...
Style: tense, realistic, enigmatic, stylized, twists and turns ...
Plot: courtroom drama, murder, investigation, crime, legal action, french countryside, disorder, legal, society, murder mystery, crimes, pig ...
Time: 15th century, middle ages, 18th century
Place: france, europe, paris france, london, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Is Paris Burning? (1966)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The title is Adolf Hitler's question to his chief of staff Alfred Jodl on the eve of the liberation of Paris (August 25): the military governor of Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, had been ordered to destroy Paris rather than let it fall ...
Style: emotional, serious, captivating, harsh, factual ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, moral dilemma, wartime life, against the odds, totalitarianism, rescue, resistance, insubordination, danger, anti heroes, heroic mission ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: france, paris france, europe, warsaw poland, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.2
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One Night (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In the harbor city of Le Havre, France, a woman is stabbed during the night, just below the windows of her neighborhood. Pierre (Yvan Attal) has witnessed the murder, and heard the wails of the women crying for help. So have the neighbors, ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, psychological, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: murder, human nature, uncover truth, introspection, moral dilemma, couples, life is a bitch, witnessing a crime, dishonesty, deadly, police investigation, helplessness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 1K
American Gun (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A brilliant story with an unexpected twist. A father uses the serial number on a hand gun in an attempt to track down his daughter's killer. The truth he uncovers is an unsettling reminder of the dangers of keeping handguns. Stars the legendary ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: murder, amateur detective, haunted by the past, track down, child killer, escapades, loss of daughter, deadly, on the road, world war two veteran, dealing with death, crimes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Monsieur Batignole (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1942, in an occupied Paris, the apolitical grocer Edmond Batignole lives with his wife and daughter in a small apartment in the building of his grocery. When his future son-in-law and collaborator of the German Pierre-Jean Lamour calls the Nazis ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, exciting
Plot: holocaust, world war two, nazism, soldier, anti semitism, child, against humanity, life is a bitch, wartime life, confined, society, collaboration ...
Time: 1940s, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 2K
Despair (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Germany in the early 1930s. Against the backdrop of the Nazis' rise, Hermann Hermann, a Russian émigré and chocolate magnate, goes slowly mad. It begins with his seating himself in a chair to observe himself making love to his wife, Lydia, a ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: obsession, murder, chocolate, mentally unstable, losing-it hero, dishonesty, manipulations, unlikely criminals, deadly, world war two, psychopath, unfulfillment ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Gebo and the Shadow (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Despite his age and general weariness, Gebo keeps on working as an accountant to provide for his family. He lives with his wife, Doroteia, and his daughter-in-law, Sofia, but it is the absence of João, son and husband, that worries them.Gebo seems ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, bleak, suspense, tense ...
Plot: poverty, honor, family relations, family problems, parents and children, society, thief, missing child
Time: 19th century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Homicide: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Retired police lieutenant Al Giardello is running for mayor when he is suddenly shot at a press conference. All of the detectives, past and present, clamor for an opportunity to help find the shooter.
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, sincere ...
Plot: murder, police investigation, fighting crime, partners against crime, crimes, workplace, law enforcement, partners, crime, deadly, police station, police detective ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: baltimore, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%