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Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa! (2006)
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Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa! (2006)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Kenneth Williams was the star of the Carry Ons and Round the Horne. Despite his fame, he led a life full of mental torture as he tried to overcome his homosexuality in 1950s Britain. This film follows his life and eventual death based on the many diaries he kept
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: performer's life, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, hidden truth, buried truth, private vs public, under the surface, celebrity, depression, masturbation, celibacy, diary, gender, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, camp, male nudity, homosexuality, operation, exhibitionist, sexual desire, film premiere, flasher
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 20th century
Place: england

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The Naked Civil Servant (1975)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 77 min.
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Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s, 20th century
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Best (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The life story of former Manchester United football legend, George Best.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, serious
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 87 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Modigliani (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Romania, France, Italy
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Set in Paris in 1919, biopic centers on the life of late Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani, focusing on his last days as well as his rivalry with Pablo Picasso. Modigliani, a Jew, has fallen in love with Jeanne, a young and beautiful Catholic girl. ...
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Place: france, paris france, europe
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Duration: 89 min.
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Duration: 90 min.
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Duration: 133 min.
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Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
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Place: england, london
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Duration: 100 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, serious
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Duration: 79 min.
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