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Sub terra (2003)
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Sub terra (2003)
Original name: Subterra
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1897, in Lota, Chile, in the face of long days, low pay, debts to the company store, unsafe and deadly working conditions, and widespread child labor, men try to establish a miners' association at one of the largest coal mines in the world. They must face Davis, an iron-fisted and murderous supervisor; there's at least one turncoat, willing to inform on their fellow workers; and, there are passions on all sides, including one between Fernando, a leader of the miners, and Virginia, the godchild of the mine's owners. Can the miners win a victory, and at what cost? Baldomero Lillo, a grocery clerk, records it all.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, captivating, epic, contemplative
Plot: rebellion, injustice, fighting the system, working class, rebelliousness, workplace, romance, racism, love and romance, life is a bitch, love affair, society, family business, political unrest, human nature, workplace situations, miner, mining, coal mining, child labor, school, estate, lovers reunited, state affairs, power relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: chile

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Duration: 104 min.
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Time: 70s
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Strike (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 104 min.
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10,000 Black Men Named George (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 105 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 100 min.
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Black August (2007)
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Duration: 116 min.
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Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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38%
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37%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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31%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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TV show
Story: Human Cargo is a 2004 Canadian television miniseries. The series won seven Gemini Awards and two Directors Guild of Canada Awards. It premiered on CBC Television on January 4, 2004 and starred Kate Nelligan, Cara Pifko, and Nicholas Campbell. The ...
Style: captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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31%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
31%