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The Widow of Saint-Pierre (2000)
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The Widow of Saint-Pierre (2000)
Original name: La veuve de Saint-Pierre
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1850, on the isolated French island of Saint-Pierre, a murder shocks the natives. Two fishermen are arrested. One of them, Louis Ollivier, dies in custody. The other, Neel Auguste, is sentenced to death by the guillotine. The island is so small that it has neither a guillotine nor an executioner. While those are sent for Auguste is placed under the supervision of army Captain.
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, bleak, gloomy, serious, realistic, compassionate, enigmatic, breathtaking ...
Plot: murder, redemption, prison, island, tragic love, death sentence, death row, fisherman, execution, romance, love, friendship, friends, love triangle, injustice, destiny, love and romance, hopes, social differences, society, human nature, introspection, isolation, unfulfillment, revenge ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1950s
Place: france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and emotional films with plots about catastrophe, mentor, love and romance, storytelling, runaway, betrayal and culture clash mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like The Widow of Saint-Pierre: Wuthering Heights (1992), Tess (1979), Les Misérables (2000), Les Misérables (1998), Queen Margot (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Wuthering Heights (1992)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
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Place: england, europe
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Tess (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 186 min.
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Les Misérables (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Italy, Spain, Germany, USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: epic, realistic, serious, touching, gloomy ...
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Time: 19th century, 1830s, 18th century
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Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives, and soon Valjean finds himself in the midst of the student revolutions in France.
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 159 min.
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Duration: 123 min.
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Alice and Martin (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 124 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 107 min.
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Manon of the Spring (1986)
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