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Private Vices, Public Virtues (1976)
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Private Vices, Public Virtues (1976)
Original name: Vizi privati, pubbliche virtù
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, Yugoslavia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The son of Emperor Franz Josef of Austria, Crown Prince Rudolf, is believed to have shot his female lover and himself in a tragic suicide pact in 1882 in Mayerling. Due to Imperial cover-ups, the full story may never be known. This story has been filmed several times, in French in 1935 and in English in 1968. Hungarian director Miklos Jancso recreates those events for his own purposes, continuing his favored theme of the rejection of paternal authority. In the film, which has very little dialog, Rudolf is a good-natured pan-sexual golden boy, who cavorts on his rural estate with a host of beautiful, aristocratic lovers and friends of both sexes. He refuses to leave his country idyll even though he has been ordered to by the Emperor, his father. Despite the fact that for a large part of the film, attractive young people go about unclothed and engaging in erotic encounters, the mood is one of melancholy rather than prurience.
Style: sentimental, gloomy, serious, emotional, realistic, based on supposedly true story
Plot: repression, assassination, politics, couple relations, tragic love, love and romance, royal family, destructive relationship, mate swapping, society, couples, dishonesty, estate, tragic hero, state affairs, unfulfillment, dancing, incest, prince, death, female nudity, mistress, power, song, orgy ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: austria, europe

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Mayerling (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
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Country: Italy, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, emotional
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Circle of Love (1964)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Spain, Switzerland
Duration: 138 min.
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Duration: 180 min.
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 186 min.
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40%
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40%
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37%
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 156 min.
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Style: sexual, erotic, epic, atmospheric, rough ...
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Time: ancient world, ancient history, 1st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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