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Zuzu Angel (2006)
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Zuzu Angel (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Brazil
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "Zuzu Angel" covers the last years of the famous Brazilian fashion designer in her doomed quest for justice in the case of her activist son Stuart's arrest, torture, murder and subsequent corpse disposal by the military forces in early 1970s Rio de Janeiro, during the darkest era of Brazilian military regime and media censorship. Not even the fact that she was a widely known public figure saved her from being killed in a car crash in 1976, in one of the regime's favorite elimination techniques (many other similar "car crashes" still have to be re-investigated).
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, suspenseful, thought provoking, captivating, realistic
Plot: missing person, fighting the system, uncover truth, crimes, politics, parents and children, injustice, life is a bitch, political intrigue, rebellion, legal, society, political unrest, price of justice, totalitarianism, dishonesty, family relations, political conspiracy, political corruption, strong female presence, denial, state affairs, corrupt law enforcer, prison, torture ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and thought provoking films with plots about society, state affairs, life is a bitch, politics, rebellion, fighting the system and dishonesty mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Zuzu Angel: The Galíndez File (2003), Salvador (2006), Getulio (2014), Orange Honey (2012), The Inner Circle (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Galíndez File (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, UK, Italy, Portugal, Cuba, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: On March 12, 1956, Basque Nationalist Jesús de Galíndez Suarez disappears from his apartment in New York, never heard from again. He had been working with the FBI and was about to publish a book critical of Dominican strongman, Trujillo. In 1988, ...
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Plot: uncover truth, mystery, amateur detective, missing person, life is a bitch, crimes, politics, dishonesty, price of justice, political corruption, political conspiracy, unstoppable ...
Time: year 1988
Place: spain, new york
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Salvador (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Spain, UK
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The story of Salvador Puig Antich, one of the last political prisoners to be executed under Franco's Fascist State in 1974.
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Time: 70s
Place: barcelona, spain, europe, barcelona spain
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Getulio (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Brazil, Portugal
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The movie depicts the political crisis that led to the suicide of president Getúlio Vargas, in the 19 days that preceded August 24, 1954. The crisis began with the attempted assassination of journalist and politician Carlos Lacerda in August 5, ...
Style: captivating, stylized, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: politics, investigation, head of state, political intrigue, society, dishonesty, state affairs, journalism, political unrest, assassination attempt, political conspiracy, downfall ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
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Orange Honey (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Andalusia in the fifties. Enrique and Carmen just meet and fall deeply in love. Carmen gets him to stay in military service in a court of the city. Enrique, in view of the injustices he witnesses every day, realizes that to change the course of ...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: soldier, life turned upside down, rebelliousness, moral dilemma, fighting the system, against the rules, rebellion, legal, society, military, state affairs, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: spain, andalusia
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The Inner Circle (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, Soviet Union, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The true story of Ivan Sanchin, the KGB officer who was Stalin's private film projectionist from 1939 until the dictator's death. Told from Sanchin's view, the sympathetic but tragically flawed hero maintains unwavering faith in his ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, thought provoking, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, stalinism, politics, kgb, state affairs, head of state, political unrest, injustice, dictatorship, projectionist, love, josef stalin ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 50s ...
Place: russia
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The Balibo Conspiracy (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As Indonesia prepares to invade the tiny nation of East Timor, five Australian based journalists go missing. Four weeks later, veteran foreign correspondent Roger East is lured to East Timor by the young and charismatic José Ramos-Horta to tell the ...
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Afterburn (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on a true story, one woman takes on the U.S. military and General Dynamics; maker of the F-16, thought to be the very best tactical fighter in the world. Air Force Captain Theodore T. Harduvel was one of the best F-16 pilots the U.S. had to ...
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Oranges and Sunshine (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovers one of the most significant social scandals in recent times – the forced migration of children from the United Kingdom. Almost singlehandedly, Margaret reunited ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: social worker, against the odds, fighting the system, uncover truth, deportation, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, injustice, rebellion, family reunited, righting the wronged ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A reconstruction of the bankruptcy of the Banco Ambrosiano bank and its liaisons with the Vatican and the Masonry through its president Roberto Calvi, notoriously found dead under the Blackfriars Bridge in London in June 1982.
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Duration: 188 min.
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Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious, captivating
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Genre: Biography, Drama
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Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, thought provoking
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
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