I saw "Gran Torino" yesterday and understand what you are saying, I think, Victor.
But what I watched on UTube last week was fascinating. It's a documentary called "Crazy Love." And it's the true-life story of a lawyer who threw acid in his beloved's face because he loved her so much and couldn't own her!
He served time in prison for this crime and, during his prison sentence, (which was also during the riot at Attica) he assisted many prisoners with his legal skills and actually got some of them out of a death sentence.
During all this time he wrote love letters to his beloved whom he had disfigured and blinded. When he came out of prison he again pursued her and, with the help of a security officer who had been assigned to guard her safety, (that never happens anymore!) he made arrangements to meet with her.
She married him and they have been together for decades. It was reported in the news that he had also developed a fascination for another lovely while he was married and when she spurned him, threatened her with references to what he had done the last time he was rejected.
His wife stood by his side and testified in his favor at the trial. They remain happily married. Hee.
It's quite a watch!