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The Mayor of Casterbridge
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 350 min.
Story: In a drunken and disheartened state, Michael Henchard sells his wife at a fair. When he becomes sober again he realises what he has done, and though unable to find his wife and child, changes his ways. He becomes the Mayor of the town. Nearly twenty years later his past comes back to haunt him.
Style: talky, atmospheric, serious, tense, realistic, clever, emotional
Plot: tragic hero, rise and fall, small town, haunted by the past, society, betrayal, alcohol abuse, rivalry, power relations, social relations, buried truth, social outcast, father daughter reunion, drunkard
Place: england, europe
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and talky films and TV series with plots about society, betrayal, life is a bitch, love and romance, mentor, dialogue and power relations mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Mayor of Casterbridge: Hamlet (1990), A Man for All Seasons (1988), Hamlet (1996), Cranford (2007), Manon of the Spring (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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