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East/West (1999)
 7.5
 4K
East/West (1999)
Original name: Est - Ouest
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, France, Spain
Duration: 121 min.
Story: June 1946: Stalin invites Russian emigres to return to the motherland. It's a trap: when a ship-load from France arrives in Odessa, only a physician and his family are spared execution or prison. He and his French wife (her passport ripped up) are sent to Kiev. She wants to return to France immediately; he knows that they are captives and must watch every step.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, heartbreaking, suspenseful, sentimental, harsh, sincere, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: communism, love and romance, kgb, iron curtain, escape, political unrest, propaganda, husband wife relationship, emigrant, immigration, freedom, doctor, letter, stalinism, destiny, tragedy, runaway, family, family drama, survival, brutality, love story, brainwashing, courage, russian ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1946
Place: russia, france, ussr, europe, bulgaria, germany

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The Barber of Siberia (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Russia, France, Italy, Czech Republic
Duration: 180 min.
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Style: epic, emotional, romantic, touching, sentimental ...
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Time: 18th century
Place: russia, siberia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Burnt by the Sun (1994)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 135 min.
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Plot: parents and children, politics, communism, betrayal, totalitarianism, russian history, stalinism, repression, symbolism, friendship, colonel, war ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: russia, ussr, poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.1
 8K
Indochine (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story starts in the 1930s at one of the largest rubber-tree plantations in Indochine (Vietnam). This plantation is owned by the French colonist Eliane, a proud woman who lives with her father and her native adoptive daughter Camille. She ...
Style: serious, epic, sentimental, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: fall in love, adoption, arranged marriage, navy, communism, cabaret, love triangle, naval officer, communist, interracial relations, love and romance, police corruption ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 1930s, 20th century, 50s ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.4
 11K
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Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 131 min.
Story: In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs.
Style: realistic, gloomy, touching, thought provoking, sincere ...
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Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1942, 1940s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 535
The Promise (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, France, Switzerland
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: politics, romance, society, tragic love, lovers reunited, social differences, love and romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, reunion, terminal illness, impossible love ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 1960s, 1920s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 97 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.9
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
 1K
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Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 127 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.9
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 102 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, stylized, serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.9
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.7
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.1
 190K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.8
 172K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 134 min.
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Style: emotional, sincere, touching, bleak, sentimental ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 167K
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Country: UK, USA
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Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, romantic, sweet ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 148 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.7
 19K
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Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Love Loves Coincidences (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 118 min.
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Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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