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Religion (2007)
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Religion (2007)
Original name: Dharm
Genre: Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story is based in Banaras and is about a Hindu Priest Chaturvedi (Pankaj Kapoor) who follows the scriptures to practice Hindu religion. When a child is abandon by a woman and brought in his house by his daughter - after initial hesitation but due to requests from his wife (Supriya Pathak) - the family adapts the child; only to know after 4 years that the child is a Muslim. The family gives away the child and Chaturvedi engulfs himself in the purification process to cleanse his body, mind and soul due to contact with a Muslim soul. By the time, Chaturvedi thinks he is fully purified – the child reappears – seeking refuge, due to Hindu- Muslim riots. This is the time Chaturvedi finally realizes that the true religion is - religion where humans help humans – humanity.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, touching, serious
Plot: hindu, adoption, clergy, religion, parents and children, family relations, family life, society, babies and infants, family problems, salvation, hinduism, priest, hopes, religions or cults, violence, muslim, fasting, riot, penance, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india

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A Question of Faith (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Plot: indoctrination, parents and children, religions or cults, family life, family relations, society, clergy, hopes, family values, penance, salvation, religion ...
Time: contemporary
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Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Banaras: A Mystic Love Story (2006)
Genre: Musical, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Banaras: A Mystic Love Story is the name of an Indian Bollywood film directed by Pankaj Parashar released in 2006. The film takes place in the Hindu holy city of Varanasi (the city, once known as Banaras, serves as a destination for the pilgrimage ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching
Plot: orphan, hinduism, guru, family relations, love affair, social differences, culture clash, couples, family problems, religions or cults, fall in love, parents and children ...
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Of Boys and Men (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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The Time That Remains (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium, Italy, UK, United Arab Emirates, Israel
Duration: 109 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
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Delhi-6 (2009)
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Country: India, USA
Duration: 141 min.
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Duration: 81 min.
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Duration: 94 min.
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Country: Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
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Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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Duration: 120 min.
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