Mesmerized (1986)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Marriage Drama, Period Film, Courtroom Drama  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - Australia, New Zealand, UK  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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This psychodrama is set in New Zealand during the 1880s and is based on the true story of an orphaned 18-year-old who marries a cruel, much-older man. He constantly abuses her and keeps her under his thumb until she snaps and using hypnotism, kills him. Later she is tried in court.

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death, sexual, spouse, abuse, hypnosis, investigation, killing, love-triangle, marriage, marriage-arranged, murder, orphan, romance, scheme, sexual-abuse, spouse-abuse, teenagers