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Francisca (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Portugal
Duration: 166 min.
Story: The life of a young man, son of an English officer who lets himself become a prisoner of love resulting in fatalism and disgrace.
Plot: officer, doomed love, philosophy, coffee shop, farm, historical event, mirror, fever, letter
Time: 1850s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and atmospheric films with plots about historical event, society, male nudity, female nudity, politics, husband wife relationship and flashback mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Francisca: Beyond Good and Evil (1977), The Uncertainty Principle (2002), Abraham's Valley (1993), Florbela (2012), Public Enemy Bukharin (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Beyond Good and Evil (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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Duration: 127 min.
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The Uncertainty Principle (2002)
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Abraham's Valley (1993)
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Florbela (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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Enslavement: The True Story Of Fanny Kemble (2000)
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Duration: 120 min.
Story: Enslavement: The True Story of Fanny Kemble fictionalized made-for-TV movie adapted from her Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation in 1838-1839, starring Jane Seymour and Keith Carradine.
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Public Enemy Bukharin (1991)
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Duration: 100 min.
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