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An Englishman Abroad (1983)
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An Englishman Abroad (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 61 min.
Story: Actress Coral Browne travels to Moscow, and meets a mysterious Englishman. Turns out he's the notorious spy, Guy Burgess. Based on a true story, with Ms. Browne playing herself.
Plot: spy, cold war, autobiography, iron curtain, defector, actress playing herself, espionage
Place: ussr, soviet union, russia

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Master Spy (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Boris Turganev (Murray) is a Russian scientist who has absconded from a Communist prison in an attempt to achieve a better life working for the British. As Boris struggles to make his superiors believe he is there to work and not to spy for the ...
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Secret Weapons (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hamilton plays a young Russian girl recruited to be a sex spy, seducing men and catching them in compromising situations so they can be blackmailed. The problems start when she falls in love with one of her targets, and must figure out how to avoid ...
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The Dirty Game (1965)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Italy, West Germany, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A U.S. intelligence general (Robert Ryan) recalls three Cold War cases of Soviet (Henry Fonda), French and Italian (Vittorio Gassman) spies.
Style: microfilm, eurospy
Plot: spy, traitor, military police, berlin wall, secret agent, cold war, defector, secret agents, espionage, vodka, jeep, kidnapping
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The Fixer (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Set in tsarist Russia around the turn of the century and based on a true story of a Russian Jewish peasant Yakov Bog who was wrongly imprisoned for a most unlikely crime - the “ritual murder” of a Gentile child in Kiev. We witness the ...
Plot: prison rape, socialism, justice, jewish ghetto, zionism, anti semitism, injustice, jew persecution, falsely accused, false accusations, false accusation of rape, imprisonment ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia
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Eminent Domain (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A high-ranking Polish politburo member is banished from the party, and must find out why. Set in 1979 Poland before the Solidarity events.
Plot: cold war, espionage, listening device, poker game, desertion, death of child, defection, teenage girl
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Place: poland, warsaw poland
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Philby, Burgess and Maclean (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Recruited by the Russians during their days at Cambridge, three young Englishmen rise to become high-ranked MI5 agents until their exposure in 1949.
Style: microfilm
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The Innocent (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A young engineer is sent to post-WWII Berlin to help the Americans in spying on the Russians. In a time and place where discretion is still a man’s best friend, he falls in love with a mysterious woman who will take him on the dark side of evil.
Style: sexy, sexual, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
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Despite the Falling Snow (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In Cold War Moscow, a female spy steals secrets from an idealistic politician – and falls in love with him. Moscow, 1959: Katya (Rebecca Ferguson, Mission Impossible- Rogue Nation, The Girl on the Train, The White Queen), is young, beautiful – ...
Style: tense, touching, suspense, suspenseful
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Angels of Revolution (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Five friends – a poet, an actor, a painter, an architect and a primitivist film director – are five red avant-garde artists who try to find the embodiment of their hopes and dreams in the young Soviet state. The Revolution is boiling up like a ...
Plot: painter, nude model, shooting, reindeer, revolution, killing an animal, snow, female nudity
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Place: ussr, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Confession (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
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A Voyage Round My Father (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A successful lawyer struck with blindness in middle age continues his battles in the courtroom with the assistance of his family. As his son deals with bitter memories of their relationship, he also seeks his father's respect and love and in ...
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Place: england
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I Know You Know (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Jamie, an 11-year-old boy, is fascinated by his father Charlie’s espionage work until the world of spies becomes all too real. Charlie lives in his own reality—an undercover agent, always on an important mission, always on the move. Life for ...
Style: uplifting, semi serious, exciting, humorous, touching ...
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The Cherry Orchard (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, France, Cyprus
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: UK
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Style: bleak, talky, realistic, clever, captivating ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Norway, USA
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41%
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Duration: 137 min.
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