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Lacombe, Lucien (1974)
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Lacombe, Lucien (1974)
Original name: Lacombe Lucien
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy, West Germany
Duration: 138 min.
Story: In 1944 Lucien Lacombe, a young peasant in the Lot region is refused permission to join the French Resistance. Instead, the opposing "French Gestapo" obtain from him information about an underground leader and recruit him into their organization.Lucien enjoys his power and inclusion as a member of the German Police (Milice française) but soon falls in love with a Jewish girl. Forcing himself upon her family, Lucien becomes personally involved with the very people some of his collaborators and superiors are, in part, employed to oppress.
Style: psychological, sincere, serious, realistic, controversial, disturbing
Plot: world war two, occupation, small town, nazi occupation, interracial relations, children in wartime, romance, treason, life is a bitch, love and romance, on the run, social differences, society, couples, deportation, opposites attract, wartime life, coming of age, bittersweet, partisan, war crime, love, teenager, dancing, school ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: france, europe, germany, vichy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and dramatic films with plots about world war two, nazi, nudity (full frontal - brief), death, cigarette smoking, friendship and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like Lacombe, Lucien: The Savior (1971), Goodbye, Children (1987), Zelary (2003), Angry Harvest (1985), Strayed (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Savior (1971)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This is rural France. It's the summer of 1943, the weather is fine and sunny and life is sweet. On one of these beautiful days, Nanette, a fourteen-year-old peasant girl, meets a slightly injured young man near the farm she lives on. Her life ...
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Time: 1940s, year 1943
Place: germany, france
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Goodbye, Children (1987)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 104 min.
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Zelary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria
Duration: 150 min.
Story: A nurse and her surgeon-lover are part of a resistance movement in 1940s Czechoslovakia. When they are discovered, her lover flees and she must find a place to hide. A patient whose life she saved, a man from a remote mountain village where time ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sincere, contemplative ...
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Angry Harvest (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In the winter of 1942-43, a Jewish family leaps from a train going through Silesia. They are separated in the woods, and Leon, a local peasant who's now a farmer of some wealth, discovers the woman, Rosa, and hides her in his cellar. ...
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Duration: 95 min.
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Style: sincere, touching, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
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Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France, Italy
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, realistic, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Aimee & Jaguar (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 125 min.
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Style: sexy, thought provoking, sincere, sexual, emotional ...
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Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944, year 1943 ...
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Style: realistic, serious, captivating, scenic, romantic ...
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