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The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)
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The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005)
Original name: Mangal Pandey - The Rising
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The film begins in 1857, when India was ruled by the British East India Company. Mangal Pandey is a sepoy, a soldier of Indian origin, in the army of the East India Company. Pandey is fighting in the Anglo-Afghan Wars and saves the life of his British commanding officer, William Gordon. Gordon is indebted to Pandey and a strong friendship develops between them, transcending both rank and race.
Style: epic, serious, emotional, captivating, realistic
Plot: rebellion, betrayal, soldier, war, unlikely partners, gory, rebelliousness, culture clash, military life, political unrest, revolution, battles, military, partners, society, state affairs, intrigue, leadership, fighting the system, heroes, rivalry, militant, administration, resentment, imperialism ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 1800s
Place: india, asia

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Duration: 102 min.
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China
Duration: 153 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.
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Duration: 129 min.
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Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 170 min.
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