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Killed by Lightning (2002)
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Killed by Lightning (2002)
Original name: Убитые молнией
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama
Country: Russia, Netherlands, Switzerland
Duration: 65 min.
Story: An anthropologist investigates the origins of human evolution. She had suffered a mental trauma during her childhood when her father, a submarine captain, died during the war. This trauma periodically destabilizes her condition. The ghosts of a prehistoric past and a violent death collide in the subconsciousness of the scientist to give birth to an unexpected theory of the origins of human beings.
Style: neorealism
Plot: evolution, anthropology, monkey, subconscious, ape

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Bipedalism (2005)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Netherlands, Russia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The main character is crazy about about depicting various anomalies in art. Accidentally he finds a cinematography archive which makes him advance a completely new theory on the reasons why humans became bipedal. Yufit proceeds with the plot by ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: experiment, mutation, robotics, painter, chimpanzee, surrealism, theory, modern art, psychoanalysis, evolution, anthropology, scientific research ...
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Iceman (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An anthropologist is brought to an arctic base when explorers discover the body of a prehistoric man who has been frozen in a block of ice for 40,000 years. After thawing the body to perform an autopsy, scientists discover to their amazement a real ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, serious, allegory, earnest ...
Plot: glacier, laboratory, neanderthal, caveman, anthropology, language barrier, frozen alive, survival, arctic, danger, fish out of water, graphic violence ...
Time: prehistoric times, prehistoric, 80s
Place: antarctica, california
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The Naked Ape (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Somewhat based on Desmond Morris's fascinating book of pop anthropology, this partially animated satirical docudrama produced by Playboy Magazine publisher Hugh Hefner, traces the evolution of human kind and offers insight into the reasons why ...
Style: psychotronic
Plot: satire, vietnam war, anthropology, sexuality, college student, cult, female nudity, evolution, male nudity
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Days of Eclipse (1988)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 139 min.
Story: This bleak late soviet-era drama follows the career of Malyanov, a young medical school graduate who has been sent to work in Turkmenia. Here he runs into a hodge-podge of people of differing ethnicities, all of them victims of the government's ...
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Bronco Bullfrog (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Del and his friends agree to take part in a robbery with a boy fresh from the borstal. When Del falls in love with Irene they decide to run away from their nagging parents - and the law.
Style: neorealism, cult film
Plot: juvenile delinquent
Place: london
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Svart hav (1980)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Norway
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In a dystopian future set in the northern part of Norway, a big corporation have stripped the sea of fish leaving locals without food and income.
Style: social realism, futuristic
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The White King (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, Germany, Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Djata is a care-free 12-year-old growing up in a brutal dictatorship shut off from the outside world. When the government imprisons his father, Peter, and Djata and his mother Hannah are labeled traitors, the boy will not rest until he sees his ...
Plot: distopia, female director, dictatorship, family, twins, boy, danger
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The Dimension Travelers (1999)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mysterious Transfer Student.
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The Spring (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Poland, Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
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Plot: soviet, literature, outer space, robot, mutiny, spacesuit, assassination attempt, solar system, spacecraft, androids, space travel
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Who Is Julia? (1986)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Unexpected Encounters (1995)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 100 min.
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Time: future
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Possibility of an Island (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: La Possibilité d'une île is a 2008 film directed by Michel Houellebecq, loosely based on his 2005 novel The Possibility of an Island.
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Time: 2000s
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No Life King (1991)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
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Transit (2018)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, captivating, tense
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Place: paris france, marseille
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Hard to Be a God (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia
Duration: 177 min.
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Style: thought provoking, serious, surreal, offbeat, contemplative ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 93 min.
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First Born (1988)
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Duration: 150 min.
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