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Case for a Rookie Hangman (1970)
Case for a Rookie Hangman (1970)
Original name: Prípad pro zacínajícího kata
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Lemuel Gulliver (Lubomír Kostelka) has had a car accident and continues his journey across the unknown countryside on foot. On the road he finds a dead rabbit dressed like a man and takes a watch from its waistcoat breast pocket. The half-ruined house that he enters reminds Lemuel of his childhood and brings up a painful memory of a dearly loved girl Markéta who was drowned years ago. Gulliver finds himself in Balnibarbi, a country where he doesn't understand the laws and habits and so continually offends against public decency. It is a day when people are ordered to keep their mouths shut and they force their visitor to follow suit. He faces harsh interrogation and finds it difficult to explain that he is not the rabbit Oscar whose watch has been found in his possession.
Style: atmospheric, offbeat, biting, suspense, surreal, not serious
Plot: distopia, satire, society, imaginary, social misfits, disorder, fish out of water, social decay, hare, existentialism, modern day adaptation
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, czech republic, central europe

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The Castle (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Michael Haneke's adaptation of Franz Kafka's unfinished novel Das Schloss. K arrives in a remote village a stranger. In attempting to establish himself there, he enters the nightmarish world of the castle bureaucracy.
Style: allegory, surreal, bleak, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: village, bureaucracy, life is a bitch, social relations, uninvited guest, palaces castles and temples, society, distopia, village life, fall in love, inspector, barmaid ...
Place: austria, europe, germany
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The Marvelous Visit (1974)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: One morning, the rector of a small French village comes across a young man, lying unclothed and unconscious on a deserted beach. Intrigued, the rector has the young man carried back to his home. When he awakes the stranger calmly identifies himself ...
Style: serious, stylized, touching, sentimental, offbeat
Plot: angel, fish out of water, miraculous event, homecoming, village life, down on your luck, supernatural romance, disorder, social relations, love and romance, hopes, clergy ...
Place: france, brittany
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The Man Who Sleeps (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Tunisia
Duration: 77 min.
Story: In this French tour-de-force a young student decides to have no more interaction with the world than is needed to minimally sustain life. His increasingly automaton-like behavior is coupled with a strange clarity of insight about the world around ...
Style: atmospheric, offbeat, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: introspection, no dialogue, nihilism, surrealism, existentialism, sleeping, social misfits, hopes, society, unfulfillment, misfit, indoor ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france
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The Temptation of St. Tony (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Estonia, Finland, Sweden, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A mid-level manager who develops an aversion to being "good" finds himself confronting the mysteries of middle-age and morality as he loses grasp of what was once his quiet life.
Style: psychological, bleak, suspenseful, surreal, mind bending ...
Plot: cannibalism, surrealism, moral dilemma, mysterious character, losing-it hero, rebellion, dishonesty, fighting the system, human nature, midlife crisis, rebelliousness, temptation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: estonia, europe
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The Hawks and the Sparrows (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A man and his son take an allegorical stroll through life with a talking bird that spouts social and political philosophy.
Style: offbeat, clever, witty, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: satire, politics, on the road, mythology, hawk, crow, idealism, parents and children, clergy, society, state affairs, religions or cults ...
Time: 60s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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Malice in Wonderland (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Spain, USA, Bahrain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A modern take on the classic fairytale, Alice in Wonderland, set in South East England.An American law student in London. Knocked down by a black cab, she wakes with amnesia in a world that's a million miles from home - Wonderland. We follow ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, exciting, stylized, semi serious ...
Plot: imaginary, memory loss, adventure, fish out of water, escapades, on the run, hopes, taxi, gangsters, female protagonist, the underworld, amnesia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: fairy tale, serious, surreal, captivating, touching ...
Plot: world war one, death sentence, fairy, legends and myths, couples, love and romance, unfulfillment, mystery, supernatural, imaginary, dealing with death, haunted by the past ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
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Down House (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The plot is set in modern Moscow, in the 1990s, with "New Russians", Hummer H1 SUVs, bribery, violence, truck fulls of tinned stew as a dowry, etc.
Style: humorous, not serious, suspense, surreal, grotesque ...
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End of Man (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Brazil
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Stark naked man comes out from the sea and begins to walk the streets, interfering in daily episodes, always in search of justice. He names himself Finis Hominis (The End of Man, in latin), and soon becomes sort of a modern Messiah, capable of ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, surreal, psychedelic ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), miraculous event, supernatural ability, imaginary, supernatural, righting the wronged, adultery, sex, death, messiah, satire, party ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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Genre: Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Time: 20th century, 70s
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The Exterminating Angel (1962)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: thought provoking, surreal, cynical, biting, suspense ...
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Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: bleak, stylized, psychological, surreal, mind bending ...
Plot: countryside, estate, confined, mystery, nudity (full frontal - brief), isolation, parallel world, haunted house, imaginary, marital separation, trapped, mansion ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: france
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Window to Paris (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Nikolai (played by Sergei Dontsov) has been fired from his job as a music teacher and has to live in the gym until he finds a place to stay. Finally, he gets a communal room in the apartment of Gorokhov (Victor Mikhalkov). The room's previous ...
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Duration: 139 min.
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Style: surreal, atmospheric, offbeat, clever, witty ...
Plot: feminism, sexual relations, satire, crimes, love and romance, hostages, politics, battle of the sexes, strong female presence, hostage, couples, disorder ...
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Genre: Drama
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Palermo or Wolfsburg (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 173 min.
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The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 139 min.
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Rhinoceros (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, USA
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Time: 20th century, 70s
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Morgan! (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
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Duration: 105 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
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I Never Promised You a Rose Garden (1977)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: surreal, emotional, psychological, gloomy, sincere ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france
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Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Arriving on a deserted beach in the Mediterranean sea, in a time and a place unspecified, Kaspar Hauser is forced to confront the evil of a Grand Duchess who feels threatened by the power she exercises over the community.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, stylized, serious, experimental ...
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Free Fall (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hungary, South Korea, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An old woman flies past six floors after jumping from the roof of her apartment block. Six stories on the poor state of humanity, told with humour and rare imagination to the accompaniment of a pulsating soundtrack from Amon Tobin. A woeful ...
Style: dark humor, suspense, semi serious, surreal, humorous ...
Plot: couple relations, family relations, social decay, unsupportive spouse, obsession, guru, society, parents and children, nudity (full frontal - brief), disorder, couples, male nudity ...
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Count Dracula (1971)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Czech television production of Dracula that is very faithful to Bram Stoker's novel.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: vampire, dracula, female vampire, briton abroad, bat, coach, englishman abroad, vampire hunter, castle, wolf, mansion, possession
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
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