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The Consul of Bordeaux (2011)
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The Consul of Bordeaux (2011)
Original name: Aristides de Sousa Mendes - O Cônsul de Bordéus
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This is the story of Aristides de Sousa Mendes, a man of conviction who saved 30,000 lives during WWII, in June 1940. Among them were10,000 Jews. As the Portuguese General Consul stationed in Bordeaux, France, he issued 30,000 visas for safe passage to Portugal. He defied the direct orders of his government and exhibited courage, moral rectitude, unselfishness, and self-sacrifice by issuing visas to all refugees regardless of nationality, race, religion or political opinions.This narrative film expresses his heroic actions towards humanity, which will perpetuate his legacy of justice for a new generation. In 1966, Yad Vashem named him Righteous Among the Nations. He is considered to have achieved the largest single rescue operation of World War II.
Style: touching, uplifting, gloomy, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: heroes, politics, life is a bitch, human spirit, hopes, danger, wartime life, rescue, tragic hero, disobey, against humanity, border crossing, world war two, passport, piano, brother sister relationship, visa, piano playing, symphony, refugee
Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century
Place: france, portugal, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and touching films with plots about life is a bitch, hopes, wartime life, against humanity, world war two, human spirit and love and romance mostly in Drama, War and Biography genres. Some movies like The Consul of Bordeaux: Hidden Children (2004), 1939 (1989), Out of the Ashes (2003), The Pianist (1998), The Diary of Anne Frank (1980). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Hidden Children (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
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Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: italy, switzerland, europe, slovenia
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1939 (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 193 min.
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Time: 30s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s, year 1939
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Out of the Ashes (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The real-life story of Gisella Perl, a Jewish Hungarian doctor imprisoned in the notorious Auschwitz death camp of World War II.
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The Pianist (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: gloomy, emotional, serious, realistic
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
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The Poet (2007)
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Duration: 96 min.
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Duration: 104 min.
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