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The Life of Aleksis Kivi (2001)
Original name: Aleksis Kiven elämä
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Aleksis Kivi (1834-1872) was a Finnish author who wrote the first significant novel in the Finnish language, "Seven Brothers/Seitsemän veljestä". Although Kivi was among the very earliest authors of prose and lyrics in Finnish language, he is still considered one of the greatest of them all.
Plot: class society, mental instability, culture, playwright, dying young, lower class, stage play, peasant, dispute, insomnia, poet, mental breakdown, cottage, finnish, money problems, poetry, identity, illness, nature, forest, hunter, hunting, love interest, art, language ...
Time: 1800s, 19th century, 1860s, 1850s, 1870s
Place: finland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, stylized and talky films with plots about artist, friendship, husband wife relationship, flashback, friend, art and artists and showbiz mostly in Biography, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Life of Aleksis Kivi: Cezanne and I (2016), Poet and Muse (1978), A Quiet Passion (2016), Pandemonium (2000), Diary for My Children (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Cezanne and I (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: They loved each other with the ardor of thirteen-year-old boys. Rebellion and curiosity, hopes and doubts, girls and dreams of glory – they shared it all. Paul was rich, Emile poor. They went skinny-dipping, drank absinthe, starved, only to ...
Plot: friendship, male friendship, portrait, schoolyard, end of friendship, cow, novelist, seaside, nude painting, art, boat, infidelity ...
Time: 1890s, 1880s, 19th century, 1860s, 1870s
Place: paris france, south of france
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Poet and Muse (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Semi-fictitious biopic of Finnish poet Eino Leino, made with a large budget to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth. The film concentrates on his relationships with first wife Freya Schoultz and later muse, poetess L. Onerva. His friends ...
Plot: poet, muse, alcohol, love triangle, artist, jealousy, drinking, marriage, husband wife relationship, historical event, nature, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s
Place: finland
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A Quiet Passion (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Belgium, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.
Plot: poet, recluse, reading a newspaper, sex, lesbian subtext, loss of father, women's rights, death of father, singing, lawyer, crying man, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 19th century
Place: massachusetts
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Pandemonium (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Set in England during the early 19th century, Pandaemonium evokes late-1960s America in its depiction of the relationship between Samuel Taylor Coleridge (Linus Roach) and William Wordsworth (John Hannah). Instead of going to Vietnam, Wordsworth ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: friendship, addiction, politics, betrayal, drug abuse, musician's life, prodigy, palaces castles and temples, tragic hero, writer's life, rise and fall, infidelity ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1800s
Place: england, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Diary for My Children (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A semi-autobiographical story of a young woman's life in Budapest under Stalin.
Plot: school, friend, flashback, friendship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, artist, death of father, politics, newspaper, girl, controversy ...
Time: year 1947, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: budapest hungary, eastern europe, moscow russia
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A Bride of the Seventh Heaven (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An elderly Nenet woman in teepee on northern Russia's Jamal Peninsula recounts her early life betrothed to a deity for the entertainment of a blind young girl. In the Nenet culture, a girl child can be married to holiest of holies, Num, before ...
Plot: loneliness, blindness, childbirth, nature, reindeer, prophecy, curse, revenge, tent, storytelling, marriage, friend ...
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50%
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Flame Top (1980)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 155 min.
Story: This biographical film celebrates the little-known life of the Finnish novelist and revolutionary Maiju Lassila (Asko Sarkola), born in 1868. Lassila's early years are briefly shown, then the film richly details his active and paradoxically ...
Plot: marriage ceremony, ink, lower class, publisher, russian revolution, assassination plot, working class, poor, historical event, childhood, terrorist, actress ...
Time: 1900s, turn of the century, year 1917, year 1938, 1910s ...
Place: finland, russia, st. petersburg russia
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Savage Messiah (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The film fictionalizes the real relationship between French sculptor Henri Gaudier and Polish writer Sophie Brzeska, twenty years his senior, who came to Paris, she says, for its “creative atmosphere.”
Plot: sculptor, art, love, tragic event, steam train, bohemian, frenchman, world war one, poverty, female full frontal nudity, artist, cigar smoking
Place: france, paris france
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Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A fictional account of the life of Japanese author Yukio Mishima told in four parts. The first three parts relate events in three of his novels: The temple of the Golden Pavilion, Kyoko's House, and Runaway Horses. The last part depicts the ...
Style: surreal, serious, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: nationalism, suicide, obsession, friendship, rebellion, radical, emperor, writer's life, friends, art, patriotism, identity ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: japan, mount fuji
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Miss Austen Regrets (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An outwardly confident but unmarried woman on the verge of her fortieth birthday reflects on her past suitors and the choices she once made while attempting to help her marriage minded niece choose between a number of potential suitors in this tale ...
Style: serious, clever, realistic, stylized
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe, london, britain
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My Life and Times With Antonin Artaud (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: May, 1946, in Paris young poet Jacques Prevel meets Antonin Artaud, the actor, artist, and writer just released from a mental asylum. Over ten months, we follow the mad Artaud from his cruel coaching of an actress in his "theatre of ...
Style: melancholic, enigmatic, harsh, cerebral, stylized ...
Plot: death, cancer, poetry, love, drinking, rejection, poet, museum, pianist, coughing, tarot, agony ...
Place: paris france, tokyo
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A Season in Hell (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Biopic about the life of the French poet Arthur Rimbaud.
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Van Gogh: Painted with Words (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A drama-documentary presented by Alan Yentob, with Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role.
Plot: art, famous painting, painting, painter, obsession, artist
Time: 19th century
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43%
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Miss Potter (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA, Isle Of Man
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, rabbit, forbidden love, artist, painting, first love, fall in love, writer's life, friends, love and romance, couple relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, turn of the century ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Country: Chile
Duration: 81 min.
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Place: santiago de chile, santiago chile, chile
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Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
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Same Kind of Different as Me (2017)
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Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Stevie (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Portrayal of British poet/author Stevie Smith and her life with her beloved aunt through direct dialogue with the audience by Stevie, as well as flashbacks, and narration by a friend. The movie mainly focuses on her relationship with her aunt, ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sexual ...
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Time: 70s
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Portugal
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Shaken by a divorce in the 1920s, Portuguese poetess Florbela Espanca uses her writing to deal with her tumultuous relationship with men, eroticism and love.
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Place: portugal
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Gie (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 147 min.
Story: Gie is a 2005 Indonesian film directed by Riri Riza. The film tells the story of Soe Hok Gie, a graduate from University of Indonesia who is known as an activist and nature lover. The film is based on a diary Catatan Seorang Demonstran written by ...
Plot: forest, high school, riot, arrest, catholic, classroom, teen rebel, demonstration, anti establishment, president, power struggle, idealism ...
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Place: southeast asia, indonesia
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Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: witty, clever, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
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Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, 1950s, year 1967 ...
Place: england, europe, morocco, australia, brighton ...
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The Rose of the Rascal (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Finland
Duration: 102 min.
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Plot: singer, protest, television show, music industry, drunk driving, pop music, rags to riches, alcohol, party, interview, friend, restaurant ...
Time: 1960s
Place: finland
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Seraphine (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
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Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s
Place: europe, france
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: artist, infidelity, painting, jazz, addiction, rise and fall, falling in love, relationship problems, success, alcohol abuse, ambition, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 1950s, year 1949 ...
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, long island
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33%
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Doll (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 131 min.
Story: The rise and fall of the most distinguished Polish-Gypsy poetess Bronislawa Wajs, widely known as Papusza, and her relationship with her discoverer, writer Jerzy Ficowski.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, atmospheric, stylized
Plot: writer's life, unfulfillment, poetry, poet, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, ambition, childbirth, mass murder, gypsy, birth, harp ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: poland
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32%
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Leonie (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, UK, Australia, Germany, Belgium, USA, Japan, Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
Story: In the lush tradition of the glorious films of Merchant and Ivory, comes the true life story of Leonie Gilmour (Emily Mortimer), whose life crossed continents, wars and cultures, embodied with courage and passion in search of art and freedom. A ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, uplifting
Audience: girls' night
Plot: single parent, culture clash, artists and showbiz, family relations, parents and children, nickname, crying, mother daughter relationship, drunkenness, artist, baby, kiss ...
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Place: japan, asia, california, new york, mount fuji ...
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Tom of Finland (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds peace-time Helsinki rampant with persecution of ...
Plot: gay, homosexuality, criminal, violence, gay slur, murder, train, newspaper headline, girl, suitcase, prostitute, male nudity ...
Time: year 1991
Place: california, germany, berlin germany, denmark, finland ...
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