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4th Jun '13 7:09:13 AM SeptimusHeap
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I Got Better was renamed to Unexplained Recovery. Stock Phrase usage, contextless usage and misusage are being removed. By the way, yeah, a sentence "X got better" tacked on another trope and potholed here is in fact misusage.
* ManipulativeBastard: Bronek stringing an 11-year-old along at the beginning of the film (with such gems as "No more lies. Friends don't lie to each other.") borders on sickening. Thank God [[IGotBetter he gets better]].
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* ManipulativeBastard: Bronek stringing an 11-year-old along at the beginning of the film (with such gems as "No more lies. Friends don't lie to each other.") borders on sickening. Thank God [[IGotBetter he gets better]].
5th Apr '13 6:10:29 PM Xtifr
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1959 British New Wave film set in the eponymous district of Cardiff, UsefulNotes/{{Wales}}, most notable for introducing one Hayley Mills, of later {{Pollyanna}} fame, who stars as trouble-making tomboy Gillie Evans (as in "gill", not "gel"). When she witnesses a murder by chance, Gillie is kidnapped by the perpetrator, Bronislav Korchinsky (Horst Buchholz, appearing in his first English-language role), a Polish sailor desperate to escape the country and the clutches of the police. The film centres around the [[IntergenerationalFriendship unorthodox friendship]] that develops between the two while being pursued by SympatheticInspectorAntagonist Graham, played by Mills' [[RealLifeRelative father]] John Mills.
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1959 British New Wave film set in the eponymous district of Cardiff, UsefulNotes/{{Wales}}, most notable for introducing one Hayley Mills, of later {{Pollyanna}} ''Literature/{{Pollyanna}}'' fame, who stars as trouble-making tomboy Gillie Evans (as in "gill", not "gel"). When she witnesses a murder by chance, Gillie is kidnapped by the perpetrator, Bronislav Korchinsky (Horst Buchholz, appearing in his first English-language role), a Polish sailor desperate to escape the country and the clutches of the police. The film centres around the [[IntergenerationalFriendship unorthodox friendship]] that develops between the two while being pursued by SympatheticInspectorAntagonist Graham, played by Mills' [[RealLifeRelative father]] John Mills.
15th Mar '13 6:45:35 PM LinguaViva
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* AmbiguousInnocence: Gillie, who doesn't seem to realise the full implications of what she's seen until she's trapped in the church with Bronik, at which point the terror strikes. * AntiVillain: Bronik assaults and murders his ex-lover in a rage, but is clearly remorseful the moment she falls to the floor. When he kidnaps Gillie in the church, he prays before an image of the Virgin for forgiveness "for what I have done . . and what I now am doing". * BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Bronik rescues Gillie and the two reconcile after he said some lousy things to her (trying to convince her to leave him), and as a result, he is arrested and could face the death penalty.]] * BlatantLies: Gillie, frequently. Also Bronik, when trying to deny the murder. And Mr Barclay, regarding his relationship with Anya.
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* AmbiguousInnocence: Gillie, who doesn't seem to realise the full implications of what she's seen until she's trapped in the church with Bronik, Bronek, at which point the terror strikes. * AntiVillain: Bronik Bronek assaults and murders his ex-lover in a rage, but is clearly remorseful the moment she falls to the floor. When he kidnaps Gillie in the church, he prays before an image of the Virgin for forgiveness "for what I have done . . and what I now am doing". * BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Bronik Bronek rescues Gillie and the two reconcile after he said some lousy things to her (trying to convince her to leave him), and as a result, he is arrested and could face the death penalty.]] * BlatantLies: Gillie, frequently. Also Bronik, Bronek, when trying to deny the murder. And Mr Barclay, regarding his relationship with Anya.

* FalseReassurance: When Bronik decides to let Gillie go, he tries to leave her in the countryside for the police to pick up, promising he'll be back once he gets their papers sorted out. She sees through it like wet tissue.
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* FalseReassurance: When Bronik Bronek decides to let Gillie go, he tries to leave her in the countryside for the police to pick up, promising he'll be back once he gets their papers sorted out. She sees through it like wet tissue.

* FriendToAllChildren: Bronik, who never seems to be in too much of hurry to give a kid a friendly pat on the head, or a push on a swing. It makes his crime all the more shocking.
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* FriendToAllChildren: Bronik, Bronek, who never seems to be in too much of hurry to give a kid a friendly pat on the head, or a push on a swing. It makes his crime all the more shocking.

* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Bronik and Anya exchange a few, ahem, choice words. In unsubtitled Polish. Doubles as a BilingualBonus.
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Bronik Bronek and Anya exchange a few, ahem, choice words. In unsubtitled Polish. Doubles as a BilingualBonus.

* HairTriggerTemper: Bronik's on edge during the first half of the film in particular, for obvious reasons.
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* HairTriggerTemper: Bronik's Bronek's on edge during the first half of the film in particular, for obvious reasons.

* IntergenerationalFriendship: Gillie and Bronik.
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* IntergenerationalFriendship: Gillie and Bronik.Bronek.

* LoveMakesYouEvil: When Gillie asks Bronik why he murdered Anya, he says, "I don't know. Because I loved her too much, maybe." * ManipulativeBastard: Bronik stringing an 11-year-old along at the beginning of the film (with such gems as "No more lies. Friends don't lie to each other.") borders on sickening. Thank God [[IGotBetter he gets better]].
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* LoveMakesYouEvil: When Gillie asks Bronik Bronek why he murdered Anya, he says, "I don't know. Because I loved her too much, maybe." * ManipulativeBastard: Bronik Bronek stringing an 11-year-old along at the beginning of the film (with such gems as "No more lies. Friends don't lie to each other.") borders on sickening. Thank God [[IGotBetter he gets better]].

* MoodWhiplash: During Bronik's tale to entertain Gillie, he intones solemnly "I saw the river red with blood, ''(brightly)'' and then I don't remember no more!"
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* MoodWhiplash: During Bronik's Bronek's tale to entertain Gillie, he intones solemnly "I saw the river red with blood, ''(brightly)'' and then I don't remember no more!"

* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Never said, but the look on Bronik's face as Anya falls to the floor is clear enough. * NakedFirstImpression: Expecting to see his girlfriend, Bronik walks in on the new tenant, Christine, while she's changing. Though he seems more concerned about the rent he's been paying than anything else.
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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Never said, but the look on Bronik's Bronek's face as Anya falls to the floor is clear enough. * NakedFirstImpression: Expecting to see his girlfriend, Bronik Bronek walks in on the new tenant, Christine, while she's changing. Though he seems more concerned about the rent he's been paying than anything else.

* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Arguable, but [[spoiler: Bronik would gotten away scot-free if he had let Gillie drown. Instead he chooses to save her, and brings her (and himself) straight to the waiting arms of the police]].
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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Arguable, but [[spoiler: Bronik Bronek would gotten away scot-free if he had let Gillie drown. Instead he chooses to save her, and brings her (and himself) straight to the waiting arms of the police]].

* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Near the end of the film, when Graham confronts Bronik, Buchholz slips into his native German accent while shouting.
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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: Near the end of the film, when Graham confronts Bronik, Bronek, Buchholz slips into his native German accent while shouting.

* ProtectedByAChild: In the second half of the film, Gillie attempts to foil the police pursuit of Bronik every step of the way.
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* ProtectedByAChild: In the second half of the film, Gillie attempts to foil the police pursuit of Bronik Bronek every step of the way.

* ScareChord: Quite a few - when Anya's body is discovered, when Bronik snatches Gillie in the church . . . .
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* ScareChord: Quite a few - when Anya's body is discovered, when Bronik Bronek snatches Gillie in the church . . . .

* TranslationConvention: Zig Zagged in one scene. During the Bronik and Anya's argument, the dialogue switches between Polish and English, illustrating Gillie's perspective, and their own. * WaitHere: Bronik to Gillie. Gille . . . goes to play by the river.
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* TranslationConvention: Zig Zagged in one scene. During the Bronik Bronek and Anya's argument, the dialogue switches between Polish and English, illustrating Gillie's perspective, and their own. * WaitHere: Bronik Bronek to Gillie. Gille . . . goes to play by the river.

* WouldntHurtAChild: Bronik, even though he [[WouldHitAGirl Would Hurt A Girl]]. * {{Yandere}}: Bronik certainly has shades of this.
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* WouldntHurtAChild: Bronik, Bronek, even though he [[WouldHitAGirl Would Hurt A Girl]]. * {{Yandere}}: Bronik Bronek certainly has shades of this.
15th Mar '13 6:28:18 PM LinguaViva
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* AngerBornOfWorry: It's difficult to tell how much of Bronik's little fit after finding Gillie by the waterside is due to fear that she wandered off to get the police, but he certainly looks genuinely worried when he sees her gone.
15th Mar '13 6:17:53 PM LinguaViva
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[[caption-width-right:342: Yes, he's a killer and a child abductor, but he's [[AntiVillain really sorry]].]]
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[[caption-width-right:342: Yes, he's a killer and a child abductor, but he's [[AntiVillain [[SympatheticMurderer really sorry]].]]
15th Mar '13 6:11:34 PM LinguaViva
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Or, "[[Series/{{Doctors}} CitizenKane for Welsh people.]]"
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Or, "[[Series/{{Doctors}} CitizenKane Citizen Kane for Welsh people.]]"
15th Mar '13 6:11:24 PM LinguaViva
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Or, "[[Series/{{Doctors}} CitizenKane for Welsh people.]]"

The film was nominated for four [=BAFTA=]s and was referred to in the BBC drama ''Series/{{Doctors}}'' as "CitizenKane for Welsh people."
15th Mar '13 6:10:19 PM LinguaViva
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1959 British New Wave film set in the eponymous district of Cardiff, UsefulNotes/{{Wales}}, most notable for introducing one Hayley Mills (of later {{Pollyanna}} fame), who stars as a trouble-making tomboy, Gillie Evans (as in "gill", not "gel"), who witnesses a murder and is kidnapped by the perpetrator, Bronislav Korchinsky (Horst Buchholz, appearing in his first English-language role). The film centres around the [[IntergenerationalFriendship unorthodox friendship]] that develops between the two while being pursued by SympatheticInspectorAntagonist Graham, played by Mills' [[RealLifeRelative father]] John Mills.
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1959 British New Wave film set in the eponymous district of Cardiff, UsefulNotes/{{Wales}}, most notable for introducing one Hayley Mills (of Mills, of later {{Pollyanna}} fame), fame, who stars as a trouble-making tomboy, tomboy Gillie Evans (as in "gill", not "gel"), who "gel"). When she witnesses a murder and by chance, Gillie is kidnapped by the perpetrator, Bronislav Korchinsky (Horst Buchholz, appearing in his first English-language role). role), a Polish sailor desperate to escape the country and the clutches of the police. The film centres around the [[IntergenerationalFriendship unorthodox friendship]] that develops between the two while being pursued by SympatheticInspectorAntagonist Graham, played by Mills' [[RealLifeRelative father]] John Mills. Mills. The film was nominated for four [=BAFTA=]s and was referred to in the BBC drama ''Series/{{Doctors}}'' as "CitizenKane for Welsh people."
15th Mar '13 6:04:23 PM LinguaViva
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1959 British New Wave film set in the eponymous district of Cardiff, UsefulNotes/{{Wales}}, most notable for introducing one HayleyMills, who stars as a trouble-making tomboy, Gillie (as in "gill", not "gel"), who witnesses a murder and is kidnapped by the perpetrator, Bronislav Korchinsky (HorstBuchholz, appearing in his first English-language role). The film centres around the [[IntergenerationalFriendship unorthodox friendship]] that develops between the two while being pursued by the police.
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1959 British New Wave film set in the eponymous district of Cardiff, UsefulNotes/{{Wales}}, most notable for introducing one HayleyMills, Hayley Mills (of later {{Pollyanna}} fame), who stars as a trouble-making tomboy, Gillie Evans (as in "gill", not "gel"), who witnesses a murder and is kidnapped by the perpetrator, Bronislav Korchinsky (HorstBuchholz, (Horst Buchholz, appearing in his first English-language role). The film centres around the [[IntergenerationalFriendship unorthodox friendship]] that develops between the two while being pursued by the police. SympatheticInspectorAntagonist Graham, played by Mills' [[RealLifeRelative father]] John Mills.
15th Mar '13 6:01:48 PM LinguaViva
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[[quoteright:342:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tigerbay1959_3961.jpg]] [[caption-width-right:342: Yes, he's a killer and a child abductor, but he's [[AntiVillain really sorry]].]]
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