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In the Shadow of the Sun (1974)
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In the Shadow of the Sun (1974)
Original name: A la sombra del sol
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Two thieves wander in the chilean desert and finally get to a small town near Bolivia. There, they try to include themselves with the townspeople but their instincts betray them and tragedy ensues. Based on a true story, this film opened one year after the chilean Coup de etat. The day after the opening, script girl Carmen Bueno and director of photography Jorge Müller were taken by police and now they are part of the list of the Desaparecidos.
Plot: desert, rape, thief, prison escape, escaped convict, indigenous people
Time: 1940s
Place: chile

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, atmospheric, psychological and surreal films with plots about desert, death, rape, torture, murder, violence and history of chile mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like In the Shadow of the Sun: Julio Begins in July (1979), Tres tristes tigres (1968), The Penal Colony (1970), Thirst (2012), 14 Kilometers (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Julio Begins in July (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This is the story of a teenager at the turn of the century in the conservative higher classes of Chile and the initiation rites in his society.
Plot: coming of age, teenage prostitute, landowner, machismo, patriarch, teenager, history of chile, boy
Place: chile
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Tres tristes tigres (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A rambling portrait of Chilean society.
Plot: drunkenness, urban setting, striptease, alienation, fight, handheld camera, cynicism, beating, money, brother sister relationship, kicked in the face, language ...
Place: santiago chile, chile, santiago de chile
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The Penal Colony (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A foreign journalist arrives on a small Pacific island 200 miles off the coast of South America. Once a leper colony, the island was later transformed into a prison and then, under U.N. mandate, made into an independent republic. Yet despite ...
Plot: dictator, military dictatorship, torture, journalist, president, absurdism, prison visit, penal colony
Place: chile
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Thirst (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Four people, isolated in their different ways are trapped in the desert and changed forever. Against impossible odds, can they find meaning - life, laughter and love before it is too late?
Plot: desert, isolation, outback, shooting, hut, hole, trapped, excavation, foster home, tv, digging, television
Time: year 2017
Place: australia
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14 Kilometers (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Three people looking for a better life become stranded in the desert with little hope of survival.
Plot: immigrants, arrest, desert, boat, border crossing, death, football player
Place: africa
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A Painting Lesson (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In Chile, during the 60´s, the son of a poor single teenage girl turns out to be a gifted painter. The man to discover his talent is the owner of the drugstore that lies in the outskirts of the small rural town, next to the railroad. He himself is ...
Plot: painting, pharmacist, coup d'etat, countryside, single mother, military coup, coup, boy
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1973
Place: chile
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My Son Is Innocent (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After a brutal nighttime attack on a woman alone in her suburban home, police investigators zero in on teenager Eric Sutter. When the victim identifies Sutter as her attacker, the legal system closes in on the boy as friends, neighbors and the media ...
Plot: rape, falsely accused, police station, imprisonment, mistaken identity, police investigation, police interrogation, false accusation, courtroom
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Vasiliki (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Cyprus
Duration: 123 min.
Story: It is based on a true story, where a young soldier and the wife of a revolutionary guy falls in love while in the background we witness political turmoils of Greece at that time.
Plot: civil war, head cut off, rape, gendarme, debt, violence, communist, murder, countryside, decapitation, pursuit, explosion ...
Time: 1940s
Place: greece
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Last Days in the Desert (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: On his way out of the wilderness, Jesus struggles with the Devil over the fate of a family in crisis, setting himself up for a dramatic test.
Style: contemplative, atmospheric, serious, biblical, fable
Plot: desert, devil, fasting, society, escapades, adventure, religions or cults, wilderness, family problems, prayer, praying, jesus ...
Time: ancient history
Place: holy land
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He Hated Pigeons (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Chile
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Love is everything with a young man journey's from the north to south of Chile to fulfill a promise.
Plot: road trip, female director, gay, pickup truck, truck
Place: chile
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The Dupes (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Syria
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Set in Iraq (but shot in Syria), this is the story of three men who try to leave their impoverished and hopeless lives to get work in Kuwait. They hire a water-truck driver to transport them illegally across the border in the tank of his truck.
Plot: desert, amputee, tanker, heat, escape, smuggler, sand, flashback, injury, poverty, impotence, palestinian ...
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Recommendation for Mercy (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, a 14 year-old boy is accused of raping and murdering a little girl
Style: based on true events
Plot: court, rape, teenager, murder, rape accusation
Place: canada
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Bab'Aziz - The Prince That Contemplated His Soul (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Tunisia, Hungary, France, Germany, Iran, Switzerland, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of a blind dervish named Bab'Aziz and his spirited granddaughter, Ishtar. Together they wander the desert in search of a great reunion of dervishes that takes place just once every thirty years. With faith as their only guide, the two ...
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, exciting, sentimental ...
Plot: desert, spirituality, destiny, self discovery, adventure, hopes, religions or cults, mysterious place, human spirit, escapades, lost, blind man ...
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The Day We Died (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Film about the events surrounding the terrorist attacks in Copenhagen on February 14th and 15th 2015.
Plot: security guard, documentary filmmaker, shooting, police officer
Time: year 2015
Place: copenhagen denmark, copenhagen
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Imagen latente (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Directed by Pablo Perelman.
Plot: photographer, haunted by the past, missing person, insecurity, death, missing, dysfunctional marriage, political repression, physical abuse, abuse of power, confusion, political prisoner ...
Time: 80s
Place: santiago chile, chile, santiago de chile
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Amnesia (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dreaming of a better life, a young woman leaves her country home and moves to the city where she only finds trouble.
Plot: shot in the hand, wedding anniversary, soldier, rainy night, burnt body, escape, political prisoner, sergeant, garlic, fish, military, dictatorship ...
Place: chile
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The Many Trials of One Jane Doe (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Based on a true story about an extraordinary woman, who after a traumatizing rape, refuses to remain a victim. Wendy Crewson stars as Jane Doe (as she must legally be called), a woman who discovers she was the fifth victim of a serial rapist ...
Plot: rape, rape victim, rapist, serial rapist
Place: toronto ontario canada
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Eden and After (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Czechoslovakia, Tunisia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A group of French students are drawn into the psychological and sexual games of a mysterious Dutchman. Once they sample his "fear powder" the students experience a series of hallucinations.
Style: allegory, avant garde
Plot: painting, death, surrealism, desert, torture, nihilism, eroticism, avant-garde, female full frontal nudity, violence
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Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, USA
Duration: 85 min.
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The Year of the Tiger (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense
Plot: prison, escape, violence, escaped prisoner, tsunami, brutality, devastation, convict, freedom, free will, prison escape, farmer ...
Time: year 2010
Place: chile
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Much Ado About Nothing (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After a night of partying, Vicente is involved in a hit-and-run that kills a man. Vicente claims his innocence, but he was drunk and high. A tangled web of lies buries the truth, making a social scandal disappear — exonerating the real culprit, ...
Plot: coastal town, injustice, beach house, smoking after sex, female nudity, sex in car, smoking in bed, car accident, drunk driving, summer, hit and run
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Place: chile
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Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Chile
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A team of Chilean miners are trapped underground for months and hold out for a miraculous rescue.
Plot: mine, rescue, mining, gold mine, cave in, underground, dynamite, cave, drinking water, miner, water
Time: year 2010
Place: chile
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Enthusiasm (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Spain, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: El Entusiasmo/Enthusiasm begins in 1984, when Guillermo (Alvaro Rudolphi) introduces two of his friends to each other -- Fernando (Alvaro Escobar) and Isabel (Maribel Verdu). A decade later, Fernando and Isabel have a son, and they join forces with ...
Plot: morality, family relations, economics, real estate development, history of chile, marriage, frustration, politics, military dictatorship, dictatorship, father son relationship, democracy ...
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I Will Walk Like a Crazy Horse (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Running away from the police, Aden goes to the desert where he meets an uncivilized man who has a special link with Mother-Earth. He ends up by convincing the hermit to come along with him into another desert... the big town!
Style: surreal, serious
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The Sea and Poison (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Downed American fliers in WW II are vivisected by Japanese surgeons in medical experiments.
Plot: world war two, bomber, torture, vivisection, air force
Time: 1940s, year 1945
Place: japan
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The King Is Alive (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Finland, South Africa, Norway, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Stranded in the heat of a barren African desert, eleven bus-passengers shelter in the remnants of an abandoned town. As rescue grows more remote by the day and anxiety deepens, an idea emerges: why not stage a play. However the choice of King Lear ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, bleak, stylized, melancholic ...
Plot: desert, survival, isolation, rescue, stranded, danger, life is a bitch, human nature, bus, village, culture clash, village life ...
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Place: africa, australia, new jersey
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The Party (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: At a maximum security prison, there is preparation for the annual party where entertainers and strippers are scheduled to perform. But not everyone is having fun. A man is sent to solitary, his wife has a nervous breakdown, and a convict prepares to ...
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Drowning on Dry Land (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A taxi driver (Naveen Andrews) picks up a fare (Barbara Hershey) in Manhattan. She offers the driver a large sum to drive her to the desert. While the pair drive across the country, the woman tries various strategies to lure the driver into ...
Style: psychological, touching, realistic, serious, talky ...
Plot: taxi, desert, interracial relations, on the road, airport, couples, opposites attract, love and romance, adultery, motel, credit card, sex outside ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey
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Voto + Fusil (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 70 min.
Story: The political evolution in Chile seeing from three different times: 1937, 1947 and 1970. A film that shows how a revolution cannot be accomplished by electoral means, and how the wealthy class will always attempt to destroy that revolution, with the ...
Plot: politics, communism, presidential election, marxist, communist party, communist, assassination, bourgeoisie, coup d'etat, national anthem, birthday, left wing ...
Time: year 1947, year 1970, year 1937
Place: chile, latin america
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Ordeal (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Left to die in the desert by his wife and her lover, a businessman fights to survive and get his revenge.
Plot: stranded in the desert, stranded, murder, desert, survival, adultery, left to die, wilderness, broken leg
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