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Is Paris Burning? (1966)
Original name: Paris brûle-t-il?
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The title is Adolf Hitler's question to his chief of staff Alfred Jodl on the eve of the liberation of Paris (August 25): the military governor of Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, had been ordered to destroy Paris rather than let it fall undamaged into the hands of the Allies, but von Choltitz disobeyed.The film follows historical events as U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower, head of the Allied invasion, refuses to divert troops to liberate Paris. His hand is forced by the French military leader, Philippe Leclerc, and by a Resistance uprising in the city. Von Choltitz keeps details of the uprising from the German high command in an effort to save the city being destroyed in retaliation. The film follows his turmoil as a soldier and as the man who doesn't wish to be seen by history as the cause of a beautiful city's destruction.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, emotional, brutal, epic, suspense, tense, macabre, compassionate ...
Plot: holocaust, war, rescue, gory, heroic mission, resistance, military, wartime life, against the odds, heroes, anti heroes, soldier, survival, moral dilemma, military life, battles, against humanity, danger, escapades, insubordination, totalitarianism, nazi occupied france, nazi occupation, nazi uniform, french resistance ...
Time: 40s, year 1944, 1940s
Place: france, europe, paris france, germany

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Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 153 min.
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Duration: 117 min.
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Only the Brave (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
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The Round Up (2010)
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Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 145 min.
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The Bridge at Remagen (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: realistic, rough, serious, exciting, bleak ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Uprising (2001)
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Country: USA
Duration: 177 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.8
 16K
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Country: USA, UK
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Duration: 95 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Romance, War
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Duration: 103 min.
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Time: 40s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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