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Shanghai Affairs (1998)
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Shanghai Affairs (1998)
Original name: 新唐山大兄
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)
Genre: Action, Drama
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Duration: 90 min.
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Duration: 96 min.
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Hero (1997)
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Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ma Wing Jing and his older brother Ma Tai Chueng arrive in Shanghai to make their fortune at the end of the Qin Dynasty. Be-friending a powerful mobster Wing Jing is given his nightclub in return for saving Tam Sei's life. Unfortunately, ...
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Plot: rivalry, martial arts, gangsters, heroes, master criminal, ambition, dishonesty, crime, master warrior, crimes, fall in love, siblings relations ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.1
 821
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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