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Black Venus (2010)
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Black Venus (2010)
Original name: Vénus noire
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 159 min.
Story: The story of Saartjes Baartman, a Black domestic who, in 1808, left Southern Africa, then ruled by Dutch settlers, for Europe, following her boss Hendrick Caesar , hoping to find fame and fortune there. Once in London her master turned manager does nothing but exhibit her as a freak in a phony and humiliating carnival show. After a series of troubles caused by their act, Caesar, Saartje and their new friend, bear-tamer Réaux, head for Paris where once again, and against her will, she has to mimic savagery and expose her body, first in carnivals, then in the aristocratic salons of Paris, later on among the libertines and finally in brothels where she ends up being a prostitute. In the meantime, French anatomists will have taken an interest in her unusual anatomy (enormous buttocks and labia) only to declare her the missing link from ape to man. In 1815, aged only 27, she dies alone, of a combination of pneumonia and venereal disease.
Style: serious, captivating, thought provoking, realistic, gloomy
Plot: racism, shame, prostitution, humiliation, captivity, physical appearance, rebelliousness, poverty, society, social misfits, exploitation, brothel, rape, violence against women, women, female nudity, medicine, colonialism, racial violence, aristocrat, pneumonia, sexually transmitted disease, misfit, rebellion, confined ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: paris france, africa, south africa, france, europe, london

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Suffragette (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade the State.
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Plot: feminism, women, feminist, fighting the system, sexual harassment, rebellion, working class, adoption, rebelliousness, politics, prejudice, girl power ...
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The Marchers (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1983, in France experiencing intolerance and racial violence , three young teens and the priest Minguettes launching a largely peaceful march for equality and against racism, over 1,000 km between Marseille and Paris . Despite the difficulties ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, thought provoking, suspense ...
Plot: racism, human spirit, rebellion, fighting the system, cross country, discrimination, life is a bitch, society, hopes, immigrants, misfit, racial slur ...
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Place: france, lyon
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Freedom (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A Gypsy family travels the French roads during the Second World War, followed by Little Claude, a young boy seeking a new family after his parents "left and never returned". Upon reaching a town where they traditionally stop for a few ...
Style: captivating, emotional, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, gypsy, racism, holocaust, moral dilemma, social differences, life is a bitch, family in danger, on the run, rebellion, concentration camp, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
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One Nation, One King (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Un peuple et son roi crosses the destinies of the men and women of the population, and those of historical figures. Their meeting place is the newly founded National Assembly. At the heart of the story lie the fate of the king and the birth of the ...
Style: factual, realistic, tense, captivating
Plot: french revolution, king of france, french history, politics, execution, arrest, martial law, interrogation, poverty, feminism, constitution, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 18th century
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The Kautokeino Rebellion (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Denmark, Norway, Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Religious and cultural reawakening inspires rebellion in a 19th century Norwegian village.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, epic, bleak
Plot: rebellion, christianity, rebel, religions or cults, rebelliousness, political unrest, life is a bitch, society, state affairs, tragic event, war, decapitation ...
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The Last Supper (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Cuba
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A pious plantation owner attempts to teach Christianity to 12 of his slaves by inviting them to participate in a reenactment of the Last Supper.
Style: psychedelic, mind bending, surreal, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: racism, catholic, rebellion, landlord, religion, slavery, christianity, plantation, christian, colonialism, master and servant, society ...
Time: 18th century
Place: cuba, latin america
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The Edelweiss Pirates (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 111 min.
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Plot: resistance, nazi germany, wartime life, world war two, human spirit, young heroes, rebellion, captivity, rebelliousness, idealism, confined, against humanity ...
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Place: europe, germany
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The Gate (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Cambodia, Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Two decades after forging an unlikely alliance in Pol Pot's Cambodia, a French ethnologist and a former Khmer Rouge official meet again after the latter is arrested for crimes against humanity.
Style: disturbing, serious, captivating, rough, realistic ...
Plot: survival, against humanity, captivity, confined, khmer rouge, political repression, ideology, mass murder, communist, genocide, communism, crime against humanity
Time: 70s, 20th century
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Augustine (2012)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in Belle Époque France, the story follows nineteen-year-old "hysteria" patient Augustine, the star of Professor Charcot's experiments in hypnosis, as she transitions from object of study to object of desire.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, sincere, tense ...
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Black August (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
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Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, rough, political
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, South Africa
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: captivating, tense, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
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Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s
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Bless You, Prison (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Based on Nicole Valery-Grossu's European best seller autobiographic novel "Bless you, prison", the film is a true story, with real events and characters. A young intellectual woman, Nicole is arrested. There follow three months of ...
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, disturbing, captivating, serious ...
Plot: prison, exhaustion, survival, rebellion, confined, prison life, human spirit, politics, society, religions or cults, rebelliousness, captivity ...
Time: 50s
Place: europe, romania
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
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Style: captivating, realistic, serious, stylized
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The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Duration: 110 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, stylized, captivating
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51%
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The 13 Roses (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, Italy
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Style: disturbing, thought provoking, emotional, touching, realistic ...
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Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 78 min.
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Style: rough, realistic, serious, gloomy, contemplative
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Comrades (1986)
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The Supper (1992)
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: biting, cynical, talky, thought provoking, realistic ...
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Duration: 99 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Style: captivating, realistic, serious, touching, political ...
Plot: priest, fighting the system, deportation, human spirit, rebelliousness, idealism, ambition, rebellion, social relations, dance school, injustice, clergy ...
Time: 1930s, year 1932, 20th century
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Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Ghosts of Mississippi is a drama covering the final trial of the assassin, Bryon De La Beckwith, of the 60s civil rights leader Medgar Evers. It begins with the murder and the events surrounding the two initial trials which both ended in a hung ...
Style: thought provoking, talky, factual, compassionate, inspirational ...
Plot: racism, courtroom, civil rights, courtroom drama, legal, legal investigation, lawyer, justice, investigation, murder, assassination, racial violence ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 90s
Place: usa, mississippi, southern usa
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Selma (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
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Style: emotional, thought provoking, sincere, political, factual ...
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Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1965, year 1963, year 1964
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48%
The Long Walk Home (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: inspirational, thought provoking, realistic, touching, political ...
Audience: family outing
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DC 9/11: Time of Crisis (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: This is the story of the days directly after 9/11, and the president's whereabouts. Scheduled to air shortly before the second anniversary of the September 11 attacks, DC 9/11 takes an inside look at the Bush Administration, beginning with the ...
Style: serious, bleak, captivating, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, life is a bitch, political conspiracy, leadership, government agency, state affairs, head of state, dishonesty, politics, americana, hijacking, tragic event ...
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Place: usa, new york, washington d.c., manhattan new york city
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