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Samson et Dalila (1981)
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Samson et Dalila (1981)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: While the rest of the Hebrews bewail their fate, Samson alone trusts in God's promise of liberty. Abimelech, the Philistine satrap of Gaza, enters to mock the Hebrews' God, proclaiming the superiority of Dagon, and the Hebrews are afraid of him. But calls them to show some defiance, so Abimelech attacks Samson with his sword. Samson seizes the sword and strikes him dead. The Hebrews scatter and the High Priest of Dagon appears, cursing the Hebrews. When a messenger reports that the Hebrews are ravaging the harvest, the High Priest forms a plan to use Delilah to overcome Samson's strength. Delilah's beauty is such that Samson can't resist her for long. She begs to know the secret of his supernatural strength, but he refuses, though he says he loves her. Delilah betrays Samson by having some Philistine soldiers seize him and throw him into a prison in Gaza, where his hair is cut off.
Style: biblical
Plot: opera, religion, betrayal, seduction, priest, hair, live performance, religious differences, demolition, french opera

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out atmospheric, serious, realistic and stylized films with plots about opera, live performance, murder, opera live performance, tragedy, italian opera and love triangle mostly in Drama, Music and Romance genres. Some movies like Samson et Dalila: Carmen (2007), Rigoletto (2010), Othello (1986), Madama Butterfly (2010), Rigoletto (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Carmen (2007)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 152 min.
Story: Georges Bizet's Carmen, filmed at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, and conducted by Antonio Pappano, tells the tragic story of a soldier who falls for the sultry Carmen and abandons his career and family to be with her.
Plot: opera, jealousy, passion, women fight, live performance, topless woman, knife fight, cultural conflict, opera live performance, french opera
Time: 18th century
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Rigoletto (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Italy, UK, France, Japan, USA, Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Guiseppi Verdi's opera about Rigoletto, the unattractive, hunchbacked jester in the court of the Duke of Mantua. The Duke has noticed a young lady going to church each Sunday and he plans to seduce her. When Count Monterone confronts the Duke ...
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Othello (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Netherlands, Italy, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Having previously staged Verdi's 1887 opera Otello at the Met and La Scala, filmmaker Franco Zeffirelli committed his production to film in 1986. Starring as the fatally jealous Moor of Venice is Placido Domingo, who had also headlined ...
Style: sexy, atmospheric, stylized, allegory, affectionate ...
Plot: opera, shakespeare, betrayal, obsession, tragedy, segregation, mozart, mentor, lone hero, literature, justice, death ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: paris france, italy, europe, venice
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Madama Butterfly (2010)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The heroine of this beloved opera finds herself faced with a dreadful choice: life without dignity or death with honor. Hear some of Puccini's most soaring and captivating music in this classic story of colliding hearts and cultures.
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Rigoletto (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: West Germany
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Rigoletto is a jester in the court of the Duke of Mantua. He has a hunch-back and he's rather unattractive, but he's good at his job of humiliating the courtiers for the amusement of the Duke. The courtiers, of course, are not amused. The ...
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Genre: Drama, Music
Country: West Germany, Austria
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Film of the opera Cavalleria Rusticana conducted by Herbert von Karajan.
Plot: opera, seduction, infidelity, innkeeper, easter, duel, peasant, church, jealousy
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Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 210 min.
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Country: West Germany
Duration: 164 min.
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Orpheus (1978)
Genre: Music, Drama
Country: Switzerland, West Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Live performance, part of Monteverdi cycle staged by Oper Zürich with Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducting the Zürich Opera House Monteverdi Ensemble. Staged and directed by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle. Filmed 28 march - 20 April. Sound recorded 1 - 25 ...
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Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An adaptation from the controversial John Adams opera about the true life incident that took place in the mid 80s. The liner "Achille Lauro" is on a 12-day cruise in the Mediterranean. While the ship is docked in Alexandria, a maid ...
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Carmen (1984)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A film version of the famous Bizet opera, where a soldier (Don Jose) falls in love with a beautiful factory worker (Carmen), but she does not reciprocate his feelings.
Style: sexy, allegory, affectionate, visually appealing, clever ...
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Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Italy
Duration: 136 min.
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Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 118 min.
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Macbeth (1987)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, West Germany, France
Duration: 149 min.
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Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 166 min.
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Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 145 min.
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Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
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Duration: 147 min.
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Duration: 76 min.
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Genre: Drama, Music
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