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Forgotten Light (1996)
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Forgotten Light (1996)
Original name: Zapomenuté světlo
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Father Holy, a village priest, battles against the state and religious bureaucracies of 1980s Czechoslovakia in his fight to raise money for a new church roof. Permeated by his love for the villagers, his encounters are marked by his good humor. In his losing battle against Church and State, Holy is ordered to be transferred away from his parish and his allies. The Czech-American, Milena Jelinek, adapted this moving story from the the novel The Forgotten Light, by the 1930s Czech writer/poet and Catholic priest Jakub Deml. (1934)
Plot: love, religion, gypsy, politics, death, cancer, priest, faith, spirituality, baptism, corruption, communism, communist, catholic, male female relationship, sculptor, husband wife relationship, countryside, cathedral, dying, belief, fund raising, secret love, integrity, statue
Time: 80s, 1930s

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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 64 min.
Story: Depicts the factual accounts of Vincenzo Di Francesca and Parley P. Pratt and how they came to appreciate the contents of the Book of Mormon.
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Time: 50s, 1930s, 19th century, 1910s, 90s ...
Place: new york, sicily
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Santo Luzbel (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A conflict arises between the people of the town and the local priest when they have to decide how to represent certain biblical episode.
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Canary Season (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 128 min.
Story: It's 1980. Malin is fatherless, angry, and in trouble. At 20, he's spent a year in jail for assaulting a lover of Lily, his mother. In her desk he finds a soldier's photograph and assumes he's found his father. He confronts the ...
Plot: army, brutality, communism, communist, torture, canary, totalitarianism, love, socialism, rape, rescue, mother in law daughter in law relationship ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: bulgaria
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Brothers (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Estonia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Photographer Sami, maybe 35 and living in a loveless marriage, has to travel south to Pärnu, Estonia, to find his much younger brother Joni and get him back to Helsinki for treatment. Joni, around 20, is possibly fatally ill but would rather stay ...
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Saved by Grace (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A retired police officer, despondent over the loss of his family, contemplates a dramatic decision which will change his life forever, until he meets a mysterious woman who, through her personal stories, gives him a reason to re-examine what is most ...
Style: christian film, sincere, suspenseful
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Sparrow (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Catania, Sicilia 1854. A serious epidemic of cholera is hitting the region. Maria a 16 years old novice leaves her convent and returns her home to avoid contamination. Here she finds a difficult situation, in fact her stepmother and her half-sisters ...
Plot: cholera, religion, convent, catholic priest, catholic, nun, catholic church, newcomer, mother superior, volcano, love, love triangle ...
Time: 19th century
Place: sicily
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Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: This adaptation of Geothe's The Sorrows of Young Werther offers a chilly and remote view of love and its passions. The setting is changed to Spain, and Werther (Eusebio Poncela) has taken a job tutoring the son of an estranged husband and wife. ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Artist Bedřich Mára (Bolek Polivka) is unable to find much secure work due to his public antagonism toward the ruling Communist Party. He has a wife and two children. Life begins to change when art historian Alois Fábera (Jiři Pecha) begins ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating
Plot: family life, life is a bitch, political unrest, survival, down on your luck, communism, performer's life, game, school principal, politics, teenage girl, father son relationship ...
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Country: Yugoslavia, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: September 1945. The new communist authorities go into the church, hang the flag of the Party and paint over the old frescoes, but each time the frescoes miraculously return. A stranger comes to town and works miracles; the townsfolk are convinced he ...
Plot: communism, miraculous event, satire, male nudity, mysterious stranger, religion, village, fire, parable, back from the dead, priest, irony ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In a farmhouse in southern Italy, an old woman dies. Her husband summons their sons: from Rome, Raffaele, a judge facing a political case for which he risks assassination; from Naples, the religious and ideological Rocco, a counselor at a ...
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Duration: 140 min.
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Expulsion from Paradise (2001)
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Country: Czech Republic
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Style: rough, melancholic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: drug addiction, old woman, mother son relationship, friendship, memory, family relations, church, death, husband wife relationship, religion, depression, nurse ...
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 150 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting, touching ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Duration: 103 min.
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Duration: 95 min.
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Duration: 102 min.
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Duration: 88 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: France, Greece
Duration: 102 min.
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Duration: 117 min.
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Style: touching, melancholic, bleak, intense, realistic ...
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Genre: Drama
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Style: serious, sincere, realistic, contemplative
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