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The Journals of Knud Rasmussen (2006)
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The Journals of Knud Rasmussen (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Denmark, Greenland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Based on the journal of Knud Rasmussen's "Great Sled Journey" of 1922 across arctic Canada. The film is shot from the perspective of the Inuit, showing their traditional beliefs and lifestyle. It tells the story of the last great Inuit shaman and his beautiful and headstrong daughter; the shaman must decide whether to accept the Christian religion that is converting the Inuit across Greenland.
Style: captivating, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, touching, serious, inter cultural
Plot: shaman, inuit, culture clash, village, family relations, religions or cults, clergy, hopes, society, couples, tradition, spirit, customs, youth, wizards and magicians, love and romance, legends and myths, village life, curses spells and rituals, escapades, doctors and patients, female director, sex, dancing, native american ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s, 20s
Place: canada

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Eve and the Fire Horse (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Eve is a precocious nine year-old girl with a wild imagination growing up in a traditional Chinese immigrant family in Vancouver where Confucian doctrines, superstitious obsessions and divine visions abound. When Buddhism and Catholicism are thrown ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, atmospheric, uplifting ...
Plot: family relations, racism, culture clash, clergy, immigrants, hopes, society, dysfunctional family, curses spells and rituals, sister sister relationship, buddhism, religion ...
Place: vancouver
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Waiting for the Clouds (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Greece
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ayse/Eleni who is a member of a Greek family in Turkey is forced to immigrate from Trabzon to Mersin in her early ages. However, the events that happen cause her to face her own past.
Style: captivating, realistic, emotional, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: village life, deportation, family relations, golden years, village, nostalgia, identity, immigrants, haunted by the past, memories, culture clash, love ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s
Place: greece, turkey
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The Outlander (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 138 min.
Story: It is the early 20th century. A stranger arrives in the small, rural community and disrupts the lives of its inhabitants. The man, who refuses to give his name, is dubbed The Outlander. A traveller who disdains conventional behaviour and ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, friends, love affair, village, village life, fall in love, social relations, family relations, stranger, rivalry, love and romance, female nudity ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: canada
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Confetti Harvest (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dorsvloer vol Confetti tells the story of young Katelijne, who grows up in a religious family in the countryside in Zeeland. Based on the novel by Franca Treur.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, farm, parents and children, family relations, religions or cults, society, village, village life, teenage girl, church, wedding, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
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Place: belgium, netherlands
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Expecting Amish (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 18-year-old Hannah Yoder is ready to become an Amish adult - which means baptism into the Church and marriage to her boyfriend, Samuel. However, her friends convince her to visit Hollywood for Rumspringa where she meets Josh and the two hit it off ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Cider with Rosie (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
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Plot: village, coming of age, world war one, friendship, youth, society, village life, teenager, childhood, military police, deserter, classroom ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 1920s
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The Kite (2003)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 80 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Madeinusa (2006)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 100 min.
Story: Madeinusa is a girl aged 14 with a sweet Indian face who lives in an isolated village in the Cordillera Blanca Mountain range of Peru. This strange place is characterized by its religious fervor. From Good Friday at three o'clock in the ...
Style: stylized, captivating, serious, dark, witty ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Necessities of Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In 1952, an Inuit hunter named Tivii with tuberculosis leaves his northern home and family to go recuperate at a sanatorium in Quebec City. Uprooted, far from his loved ones, unable to speak French and faced with a completely alien world, he becomes ...
Style: serious, sincere, captivating, realistic, inter cultural
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Unanswered Prayers (2010)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 88 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 93 min.
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Red Hook Summer (2012)
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Duration: 121 min.
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Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
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Duration: 97 min.
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Country: Canada
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Genre: Drama
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Genre: Drama
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
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Everyday (2012)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 106 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 105 min.
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