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The Mayor of Casterbridge (1978)
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: small town, tragic hero, rise and fall, 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 Casual Vacancy (2015)
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Duration: 180 min.
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Duration: 469 min.
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Duration: 416 min.
Story: Anthony Powell's 12 volume novel sequence "A Dance to the Music of Time" has been dramatised for television.
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Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, clever, touching
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 8.0
 9K
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