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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: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, gloomy, based on supposedly true story
Plot: assassination, repression, couple relations, tragic love, love and romance, estate, state affairs, couples, tragic hero, destructive relationship, royal family, politics, dishonesty, society, unfulfillment, mate swapping, erotica, male full rear nudity, one female two males threesome, brother sister incest, female full frontal nudity, crown prince, folk dance, nude dance, empire ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: austria, europe

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Country: Italy, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Mayerling (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria (Omar Sharif) clashes with his father, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria (James Mason), over implementing progressive policies for their country. Ava Gardner plays his mother Empress Elisabeth. Rudolf soon feels he is ...
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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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Place: europe, germany, northern germany
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Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Austria, France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 180 min.
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Style: epic, atmospheric, serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 8.1
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.4
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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45%
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44%
 6.3
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
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43%
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 122 min.
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Style: serious, realistic
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42%
 5.3
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Love & Rage (1999)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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40%
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40%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%