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Kharms (2017)
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Kharms (2017)
Original name: Хармс
Genre: Biography
Country: Russia, Lithuania
Duration: 95 min.
Story: He considers himself a genius but the publishers refuse to print his works. He loves women but they don’t always understand him. Constantly without money and out of touch with reality. The elegant fop Daniil Yuvachov names himself Kharms- a name just as effective as his appearance. An habitué of unending literary get-togethers and a lover of scandal. Living in society he is completely separate from it. Kharms throws down a gauntlet to his time, audaciously hurling himself into the vortex of reality, just as vague and arbitrary, with the same contradictions, as represented by his spirit.
Style: avant garde, absurd, psychological, thought provoking, rough, sincere, bleak
Plot: repression, jail, writer's block, arrested, world war two, writers, gulag, poet, father son relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, publisher, absurdism, arrest, imprisonment, jail cell, freak, rat, clock, dating, death of father, loss of father, archive footage, flashback
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: ussr, soviet union, st. petersburg russia

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The Mirror (1975)
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Hella W (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Finland, Estonia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The life of a heroine. The life and work of Hella Wuolijoki. A poet, spy and millionaire, she turned into an internationally acclaimed businesswoman, politician and playwright, who collaborated with Europe's leading writers such as Bertolt ...
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, factual
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Time: 1940s, 1920s, 1930s, year 1929, year 1936 ...
Place: finland, soviet union, stockholm sweden, ussr, helsinki finland
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 1930s ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Duration: 120 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Czechoslovakia
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Country: Lithuania
Duration: 92 min.
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