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Red Cliff
Original name: 赤壁
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minster Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite all of China was to declare war on the kingdoms of Xu in the west and East Wu in the south. Thus began a military campaign of unprecedented scale. Left with no other hope for survival, the kingdoms of Xu and East Wu formed an unlikely alliance.
Style: epic, stylized, realistic, serious, exciting, breathtaking, scenic, reflective, dramatic, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: war, martial arts, kung fu, master warrior, vengeance, beautiful scenery, soldier, adventure, civil war, brutality, tragic hero, betrayal, sacrifice, storytelling, gunfight, fight scenes, weapons, violence, culture clash, heroic mission, mentor, runaway, courage, battles, ethnic conflict ...
Time: ancient history
Place: china, asia, hong kong, ancient china

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Once Upon a Time in China
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    User:   37%
 
The Last Samurai
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The Grandmaster
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.9
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    User:   37%
 
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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    User:   27%
 
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    User:   37%
 
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