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Before the Revolution (1964)
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Before the Revolution (1964)
Original name: Prima della rivoluzione
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The study of a youth on the edge of adulthood and his aunt, ten years older. Fabrizio is passionate, idealistic, influenced by Cesare, a teacher and Marxist, engaged to the lovely but bourgeois Clelia, and stung by the drowning of his mercurial friend Agostino, a possible suicide. Gina is herself a bundle of nervous energy, alternately sweet, seductive, poetic, distracted, and unhinged. They begin a love affair after Agostino's funeral, then Gina confuses Fabrizio by sleeping with a stranger. Their visits to Cesare and then to Puck, one of Gina's older friends, a landowner losing his land, dramatize contrasting images of Italy's future. Their own futures are bleak.
Style: sentimental, atmospheric, serious, realistic, experimental, contemplative
Plot: communism, forbidden love, youth, romance, family relations, love and romance, rebellion, self discovery, love affair, society, introspection, moral dilemma, coming of age, rebelliousness, anti capitalism, idealism, hopes, unfulfillment, revolution, incest, wedding, suicide, mental illness, lust, seductress ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: italy, europe

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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
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Country: France
Duration: 183 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 91 min.
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Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Yugoslavia
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 308
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36%
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34%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 113 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
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M. Butterfly (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 162 min.
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33%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Nigeria, UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An epic love story: Olanna and Kainene are glamorous twins, living a privileged city life in newly independent 1960s Nigeria. The two women make very different choices of lovers, but rivalry and betrayal must be set aside as their lives are swept up ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, captivating, serious, disturbing ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: nigeria, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%