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The Castle of Crossed Destinies (2012)
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The Castle of Crossed Destinies (2012)
Original name: 大奥 永遠 [右衛門佐・綱吉篇]
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the inner chambers of the Shugun's castle, 3,000 men attempt to vie for the affection of the female shogun. Based on the 4th-6th volumes in the manga series "Ooku" by Fumi Yoshinaga.
Plot: alternate reality, matriarchy, shogun, edo period
Time: 17th century

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The Lady Shogun and Her Men (2010)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
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Plot: epidemic, matriarchy, live action, shogun, disease, harem, samurai, palace, edo period, alternate reality
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Extraction (2012)
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Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Red Cockroaches (2003)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Cuba
Duration: 82 min.
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Time: future
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Before We Vanish (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
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Duration: 129 min.
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Duration: 95 min.
Story: Mysterious Transfer Student.
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Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
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Duration: 77 min.
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