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Defenders of Riga (2007)
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Defenders of Riga (2007)
Original name: Rīgas sargi
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Latvia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The film dramatizes November 11, 1919- a crucial date in the battle for Latvian independence. A year after the end of the official hostilities of WWI, a renegade German general and troops remain outside the Latvian capital. Latvian riflemen, most of them inexperienced volunteers, somehow managed to defeat a larger, better-armed force of German and Russian mercenaries.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: soldier, battles, against the odds, military, life is a bitch, ambition, world war one, war, firearm, battle
Time: 1910s, 1920s, year 1919, post world war one
Place: latvia, europe

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Genre: Action, Drama, War
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Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Mexico
Duration: 125 min.
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Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
Country: Turkey
Duration: 101 min.
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1944 The Final Defence (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The Soviet army breaks through the Finnish defences on the Karelian Isthmus in June 1944, advancing with overwhelming force. Somehow, the Finnish troops must find the strength to fight back, with all odds against them. The Battle of Tali-Ihantala ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 93 min.
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Genre: Action, Drama, War
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Duration: 94 min.
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Duration: 97 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Duration: 133 min.
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Duration: 105 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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