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This sounds like Bullet from 1996 with Mickey Rourke. Butch "Bullet" Stein is a Jewish junkie from the mean streets of Brooklyn, is paroled after eight years in prison. [...] the only people in Butch's corner are his two brothers, the mentally-unhinged Vietnam War veteran Louis and aspiring artist Ruby Bullet is killed in the end and Louis avenges his ...


An extreme example I can think of is the movie Up, in which marriage, life and wife's death are all squeezed into a cynical fast forward. It does look like the only reason the viewer was allowed to relate to the romance just before the skip was to demo the distancing effect. Your best example.


Freedom Writers (2007) with Hilary Swank They take a field trip to the Museum of Tolerance. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_Writers


I think you are talking about the movie called "Entrapment", starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones. From Imdb: Following the theft of a highly-secured piece of artwork, an agent convinces her insurance agency employers to allow her to wriggle into the company of an aging but active master thief. Connery's burglar takes her on ...


Sounds a lot like Mike Newell's UK drama An Awfully Big Adventure with Alan Rickman & Hugh Grant, but it's from 1995. Set right after World War II, a naive teenage girl joins a shabby theatre troupe in Liverpool. During a winter production of Peter Pan, the play quickly turns into a dark metaphor for youth as she becomes drawn into a web of sexual ...


You're describing the exact plot of Therese Raquin by Emile Zola. There were many adaptaions of it, but if it's in English & from the 80s, you might be after the 1980 mini-series with Brian Cox. There was also a recent adaptation (2013) with Elizabeth Olsen and Jessica Lange that was called In Secret. Here are some clips starring Alan Rickman from the ...

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