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A Passage to India
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: The film is set during the period of growing influence of the Indian independence movement in the British Raj. It begins with the arrival in India of a British woman, Miss Adela Quested (Judy Davis), who is joining her fiancé, a city magistrate named Ronny Heaslop (Nigel Havers). She and Ronny's mother, Mrs. Moore (Peggy Ashcroft), befriend an Indian doctor, Aziz H. Ahmed (Victor Banerjee).
Style: epic, twists and turns, atmospheric, serious, enigmatic, emotional, realistic, talky, captivating, breathtaking ...
Plot: culture clash, racism, politics, friendship, sexuality, indians, colonialism, false accusation, small town, british, complex characters, sexualized violence, adventure, storytelling, literature, destiny, adaptation, dishonesty, secrets, political, beautiful scenery, runaway, doctors, unlikely friendships, legal ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century
Place: india, asia, england, bombay india
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Lonesome Dove
Adventure, Drama, Western
USA
384 min.
 8.7
Lawrence of Arabia
Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
UK, USA
216 min.
 8.3
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Scandal
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Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him. He serves as friend and mentor, and through his contacts and parties she and her friend meet and date members of the Conservative Party. ...
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Rabbit-Proof Fence
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
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The Physician
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 150 min.
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Seven Years in Tibet
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied forces' hands as a prisoner of war. He escapes with a ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
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Lawrence of Arabia
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 216 min.
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Country: USA
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Duration: 384 min.
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Style: epic, realistic, touching, serious, captivating ...
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Duration: 140 min.
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Duration: 129 min.
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Style: clever, talky, realistic, tense, epic ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 192 min.
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Style: epic, serious, factual, realistic, touching ...
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