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A Season in Hell (1971)
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A Season in Hell (1971)
Original name: Una stagione all' inferno
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Biopic about the life of the French poet Arthur Rimbaud.
Plot: poetry, poet, decadence, gunrunner, slave trader, flashback, french giallo
Place: paris france, africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and touching films with plots about poet, writers, female nudity, poetry, artist, artists and showbiz and flashback mostly in Drama, Biography and War genres. Some movies like A Season in Hell: Florbela (2012), The Happy Prince (2018), Antonia. (2015), Ragged Life of Juice Leskinen (2018), Becoming Colette (1991). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Florbela (2012)
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.
Plot: poetry, marriage, depression, psychosis, flowers, female nudity, cigarette smoking, husband wife relationship, dancing, flower
Place: portugal
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95%
The Happy Prince (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Belgium, Italy, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: THE HAPPY PRINCE tells the story of the last days of Oscar Wilde. This great man of letters, once one of the most famous authors in England, is now a superstar on the skids. As Oscar lies on his death bed, the past comes flooding back to him, ...
Style: gay cinema, fairy tale
Plot: gay, gay romance, gay lead character, downfall, portrait of an artist, writers, gay youth, father son relationship, flashback, gay love, exile, gay interest ...
Time: 19th century, victorian england
Place: paris france, london, naples italy
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Antonia. (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, Greece
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Distinguished Italian poet Antonia Pozzi (1912–1938) was among those women who were at odds with the times in which they lived. Her poems record her inability to adapt to social norms and her desire to live fully, and in poetry she sought an ...
Plot: writing, nature, mountain, suicide, garden, lesbian kiss, professor, teacher, school, flashback, bisexual woman, sex scene ...
Time: 1930s
Place: milan italy
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76%
Ragged Life of Juice Leskinen (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Biopic of Finnish singer and songwriter, Juice Leskinen.
Plot: rock and roll, song, musician, pop culture, cheating, band, adultery, rock music, poet, love, alcohol abuse, performance ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: finland
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74%
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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, complex, enigmatic, harsh, cerebral ...
Plot: death, cancer, poetry, writers, love, drinking, undressing, drug use, tarot card, agony, tarot, drawing ...
Place: paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Becoming Colette (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Erotic French author Colette during her formative years in Paris at the turn of the century, married to a hedonistic bounder who publishes her writings under his name until she leaves him to embark on her own career.
Plot: marriage, female nudity, sexuality, lesbianism, lesbian, cabaret
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Chocolate (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The history of the clown Chocolate, the first black circus artist in France, which has a great success in the late 19th century.
Style: touching, factual, thought provoking, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: black man, circus, clown, racism, gambling, rise to the top, colleague colleague relationship, comedy duo, fame, social relations, glory, giant ...
Time: 1890s, 1910s, year 1917
Place: paris france, france
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72%
Waller's Last Trip (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: West Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An idyllic valley in the Allgaeu (South-Germany). A railway line will be shot down. WALLER, an old track inspector whose life has been part of its history, will be forced out of work. Waller sets out on his final inspection. His journey becomes a ...
Plot: nature, flashback, railway, poetry, family relations, train, countryside, literature
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64%
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A Waste of Shame: The Mystery of Shakespeare and His Sonnets (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In 1609, William Shakespeare published a collection of 154 sonnets, creating what is arguably the greatest lyric sequence in English literature - and at the center of this masterpiece lies a mystery that has endured for centuries. What are the ...
Plot: poetry, countess, shakespeare, platonic, poet, prostitute, gay interest, brothel
Time: 1600s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Meetings with Remarkable Men (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The story of G.I. Gurdjieff an Asian mystic who after a lifetimes study developed a form of meditation incorporating modern dance.
Style: serious, uplifting, realistic
Plot: desert, hopes, obsessive quest, introspection, society, self discovery, religions or cults, cause and meaning, quest, monk, spirituality, monastery ...
Time: 70s
Place: asia, himalaya, armenia, afghanistan, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Demons of St. Petersburg (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: St. Petersburg, 1860. A member of the imperial family is assassinated. A few days later, the writer Fëdor Michajlovic Dostoevskij meets with Gusiev, a young man committed to a psychiatric hospital. Gusiev confesses that he took part in the ...
Plot: epilepsy, female full frontal nudity, female nudity, night, writers, poet
Time: 19th century
Place: st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, russia
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60%
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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: non-linear, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, serious ...
Plot: world war two, gypsy, writer's life, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, rise and fall, ambition, poetry, poet, female director, writing a book, harp ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, artist, older woman younger man relationship, french countryside, love, writers, louvre, novelist, library, nudity (full frontal - brief), frenchman ...
Time: 1910s
Place: paris france, france
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54%
The Sun Assassinated (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Algeria, Belgium, Tunisia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The poet Jean Sénac is also a radio presenter. A Pied-noir, he opted to stay in Algeria after the country achieved independence in 1962. Ten years later he is monitored by the police of the present regime. His poems have a large public following ...
Plot: poetry reading, homosexuality, poet, arab, assassin, stage
Place: tunisia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 ...
Style: exciting, captivating, atmospheric, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: friendship, painter, painting, nude painting, artist, art, infidelity, seaside, end of friendship, novelist, portrait, portrait painting ...
Time: 1890s, 1870s, 19th century, 1860s, 1880s
Place: south of france, paris france, france, europe
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52%
The Wolf at the Door (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Denmark, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This biographical film, based on the life of French artist Paul Gauguin, follows the painter as he returns to Paris after a long stay in Tahiti and must confront his wife, his children, and his former lover.
Style: sexual, sexy, sincere, touching, serious ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), painter, artist, performer's life, love and romance, homecoming, society, lifestyle, prodigy, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: paris france, france, europe, tahiti
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52%
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Paradise Found (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Australia, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Paradise Found is a biography about the painter Paul Gauguin. Focusing on his personal conflict between citizen life and his family life and the art scene in Frane. In an incredible imagery montage Gauguin manages to make a successful living in the ...
Style: realistic, serious, scenic, contemplative
Plot: prodigy, lifestyle, obsessive quest, ambition, survival, tragic love, rise and fall, tragic hero, destiny, love affair, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1870s
Place: paris france, tahiti, europe, france
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51%
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Total Eclipse (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Young, wild poet Arthur Rimbaud and his mentor Paul Verlaine engage in a fierce, forbidden romance while feeling the effects of a hellish artistic lifestyle.
Style: sexy, sexual, psychological, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, poet, gays and lesbians, infidelity, mentor, pregnancy, romance, gay teenager, tragic love, writer's life, prodigy ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
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50%
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August (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 175 min.
Story: A portrait of Swedish writer August Strindberg.
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50%
Antonio Gramsci: The Days of Prison (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Antonio Gramsci: The Days of Prison is a 1977 Italian drama directed by Lino Del Fra.
Plot: prison, marxism, communism, flashback, imprisonment, archival footage, talking to the camera, breaking the fourth wall, philosopher, marxist
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50%
The Happiest Place on Earth (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of Robert Hughes-Lambert, who was captured by Nazis when his active homosexuality was discovered during the filming of Mermoz (1943).
Style: suspense, biting, realistic, bleak, clever ...
Plot: world war two, filmmaking, society, actor's life, showbiz, politics, wartime life, moral dilemma, artists and showbiz, anti semitism, holocaust, satire ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
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49%
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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: realistic, sexy, gloomy, sexual, serious ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, poet, loneliness, coffin, drowning, fall in love, social misfits, writer's life, love and romance, hopes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s
Place: yorkshire, london, paris france, moscow russia, buckingham palace ...
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49%
The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Iceland, Philippines, France, Thailand
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Raquela, a transsexual from the Philippines, dreams of escaping the streets of Cebu City for a fairy tale life in Paris.
Style: realistic, semi serious, offbeat, emotional, witty ...
Plot: on the road, reenactment, transsexual, prostitute, self discovery, looking for love, gender bending, profanity, gays and lesbians, computers and web, gender, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, the philippines, iceland, europe, asia
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48%
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Yves Saint Laurent (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A look at the life of French designer Yves Saint Laurent from the beginning of his career in 1958 when he met his lover and business partner, Pierre Berge.
Style: captivating, melancholic, enigmatic, sentimental, factual ...
Plot: fashion, gay, rise to the top, fashion designer, couple relations, ambition, gays and lesbians, character study, fashion show, gender, artists and showbiz, couples ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, morocco, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Young Schiller (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: new love, theatre milieu, poet, competition, disease, female nudity, writers, german history, theater
Time: 1700s
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 12K
Henry & June (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 136 min.
Story: While traveling in Paris, author Henry Miller and his wife, June, meet Anais Nin, and sexual sparks fly as Nin starts an affair with the openly bisexual June. When June is forced to return to the U.S., she gives Nin her blessing to sleep with her ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, melancholic, sexual ...
Plot: strong sexual content, love triangle, romance, unfaithful wife, love affair, couple relations, writer's life, lifestyle, couples, womanizer, love and romance, sexual relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Angelus novus (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The dramatic and scandalous life of the variously renowned and reviled poet, screenwriter and film director Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975) is reportedly poorly served in this highly allegorical and intellectual film which focuses rather more on his ...
Style: intellectual
Plot: tragic event, communist, doppelganger, radical, gay, filmmaking, death, murder, politician, politics, swimming, filmmaker ...
Place: rome italy
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47%
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Leopardi (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 143 min.
Story: A luminously beautiful biopic of the celebrated eighteenth-century Italian poet, essayist and philosopher Giacomo Leopardi, who created immortal verse whilst struggling with a debilitating illness.
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, captivating, romanticism
Plot: poet, poetry, writer's life, prodigy, society, family problems, enlightenment, unrequited love, father son relationship, studying, isolation, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, naples italy, southern italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Life of Aleksis Kivi (2001)
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, ...
Plot: peasant, poet, cottage, insomnia, finnish, dispute, high society, stage play, theater, writers, class society, friend ...
Time: 1850s, 1860s, 1800s, 19th century, 1870s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Piaf: The Early Years (1974)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Édith Giovanna Gassion is born in 1915. As a young girl she sings on the streets of Paris until a nightclub owner, Louis Leplée, discovers her. When he is murdered the composer Raymond Asso takes care of her and lets her perform at the ABC ...
Plot: singer, song, singing
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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