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Hammers Over the Anvil (1993)
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Hammers Over the Anvil (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set in the summer of 1910 in Australia the film follows the story of 14 year old Alan Marshall (Alexander Outhread) as he stumbles out of childhood towards the exciting yet forbidding world of adulthood. For Alan, despite the effects of polio, there is only one passion in life - to become a great horseman just like his hero, the reclusive horse trainer East Driscoll (Russell Crowe). Alan is one of East's few friends and also one of the few who knows about the affair between East and the aristocratic English woman Grace McAlister (Charlotte Rampling). Things inevitably take a turn towards the tragic when East becomes determined to force Grace to leave her husband and run away with him. Hammers Over The Anvil is an evocative coming of age film from Australian director Ann Turner.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: disability, family relations, love triangle, infidelity, teenage life, youth, forbidden love, true love, romance, couple relations, tragic love, love and romance, fall in love, human spirit, hopes, love affair, society, couples, rehabilitation, lifestyle, unfulfilled love, coming of age, unfulfillment, female director, sex ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: australia, south australia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, love affair, family relations, unfulfillment and couple relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Hammers Over the Anvil: Summer in February (2013), My Brilliant Career (1979), Serenades (2001), Talk of Angels (1998), The Heart of Me (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Summer in February (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
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Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1900s, edwardian era, twentieth century
Place: cornwall, england, london
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My Brilliant Career (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
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Time: 20th century, 70s, turn of the century, 1890s, 1900s ...
Place: australia, jerusalem, new south wales
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Serenades (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: serious, touching, sincere, captivating, tense ...
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Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, sincere, realistic, serious ...
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The Heart of Me (2002)
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Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
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Plot: family relations, infidelity, love triangle, couples, pregnancy, love affair, fall in love, society, betrayal, parents and children, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz ...
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The Crossing (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: serious, realistic
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
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Duration: 98 min.
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
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Duration: 93 min.
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