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The Dominici Affair (1973)
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The Dominici Affair (1973)
Original name: L'affaire Dominici
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In August 1952, a family of British tourists is found by the roadside in Haute Provence, brutally murdered. In the ensuing, very public, investigation a local landowner, 75 year old Gaston Dominici, is arrested for the murders, having been denounced by his sons. Under police interrogation, Dominici confesses to have killed the family and it looks certain that he will be charged, tried and sentenced to death. But then the case begins to collapse. The old man retracts his confession and the lack of evidence against him becomes apparent…
Style: tense, sincere, serious, realistic, factual
Plot: murder, police detective, murder witness, false witness, crimes, family relations, injustice, crime, life is a bitch, mystery, family life, legal, family problems, dishonesty, crime and punishment, law enforcement, deadly, family in crisis, courtroom drama, serial killer, murder investigation, journalist, farm, death sentence, murder mystery ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1954, 1950s, year 1952
Place: france, south of france

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Small Sacrifices (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 205 min.
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Common (2014)
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Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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SK1 (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The hunt, capture and trial of Guy Georges, one of France's most notorious serial killer.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful, non-linear
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Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2001, year 1995, year 1991 ...
Place: france, paris france
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Let Him Have It (1991)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 1950s England, slow-witted Derek Bentley falls in with a group of petty criminals led by Chris Craig, a teenager with a fondness for American gangster films. Chris and Derek's friendship leads to their involvement in the true case which ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 115 min.
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Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1985, 80s, year 1991 ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
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Duration: 91 min.
Story: The 1946/1947 murder trial of young and beautiful Evelyn Dick remains the most lurid murder case in Canadian history. After children find only the torso of her missing husband, John, Evelyn is arrested for his murder.
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Duration: 85 min.
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The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976)
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Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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