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The Story of Adele H (1975)
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The Story of Adele H (1975)
Original name: L'Histoire d'Adèle H.
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Adèle Hugo, daughter of renowned French writer Victor Hugo, falls in love with British soldier Albert Pinson while living in exile off the coast of England. Though he spurns her affections, she follows him to Nova Scotia and takes on the alias of Adèle Lewly. Albert continues to reject her, but she remains obsessive in her quest to win him over. When Albert is stationed in the West Indies, Adèle once again trails him, furthering her downward spiral.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, disturbing, psychological, bleak, contemplative, stylized
Plot: lieutenant, romance, love, destructive relationship, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, love letter, downfall, obsession, soldier, father daughter relationship, delusion, father daughter estrangement, british soldier, insanity, lovesick, officer, love and romance, strong female presence, rejection, spurned woman, hypnosis, dog, prostitute, mental breakdown ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: france, canada, europe, caribbean, nova scotia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and stylized films with plots about love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, couples, obsession, death and artists and showbiz mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like The Story of Adele H: Camille Claudel (1988), The Bronte Sisters (1979), The Wild Child (1970), Augustine (2012), Queen Margot (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Camille Claudel (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The life of Camille Claudel, a french scupltor who becomes the apprentice of Auguste Rodin and later his lover. Her passion for her art and Rodin drive her further away from reason and rationality.
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Time: 19th century
Place: france, paris france
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The Bronte Sisters (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, gloomy
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The Wild Child (1970)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 83 min.
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Duration: 102 min.
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Duration: 159 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
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Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 117 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: psychological, contemplative, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
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Ludwig (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany, Monaco
Duration: 238 min.
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Country: France
Duration: 135 min.
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Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
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Duration: 91 min.
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Duration: 65 min.
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Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Duration: 123 min.
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Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic
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Saving Lincoln (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating
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