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Shanghai Affairs (1998)
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Shanghai Affairs (1998)
Original name: Sun Tong San Tai Hing
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A Shanghai doctor named Tangsan, is trying to help the town's poor people. Meanwhile, he has the murderous Axe Gang to deal with as well as his feelings for the gang leader's sister.
Style: exciting, rough, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: pirate, martial arts, crimes, casino, gang, heroes, gambling, graphic violence, legends and myths, frame up, heroic mission, dishonesty, chaos and mayhem, escapades, nothing goes right, rivalry, tough heroes, tragedy, doctor, child murder, axe, doomed romance
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: china, hong kong, shanghai

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The Invincible Armour (1977)
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Duration: 97 min.
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The Legend of Bruce Lee (1976)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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