Movies like The Widow of Saint-Pierre

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The Widow of Saint-Pierre
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, serious, compassionate, enigmatic, gloomy, realistic, bleak, breathtaking, cerebral, sincere ...
Plot: redemption, murder, island, prison, love, romance, human nature, death penalty, marriage, love story, death, beautiful scenery, death row, friendship, tragic love, fighting the system, french, moral ambiguity, relationships, secrets, storytelling, idealism, catastrophe, fisherman, execution ...
Time: 19th century, 1950s, 1850s
Place: france, europe
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, talky and enigmatic films with plots about mentor, catastrophe, storytelling, culture clash, dialogue, love and romance and obsession mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like The Widow of Saint-Pierre: Wuthering Heights (1992), Jude (1996), M. Butterfly (1993), Breaking the Waves (1996), Tess (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Wuthering Heights
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Duration: 105 min.
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Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Les Misérables
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A Heart of Stone
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Duration: 105 min.
Story: Beautiful violin virtuoso Camille has two obsessions: the music of Ravel, and a friend of her husband's who crafts violins. But his heart seems to be as cold as her playing is passionate.
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Jefferson in Paris
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Duration: 99 min.
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Duration: 103 min.
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
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Country: USA, Canada
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Style: realistic, clever, serious, gloomy, melancholic ...
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