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Heart of Fire (2008)
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Heart of Fire (2008)
Original name: Feuerherz - Die Reise der jungen Awet
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany, Austria, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Eritrea during the independence war against Ethiopia. Awet's mother left her when she was only a little girl and now she is growing up - in the midst of the upheaval - in an orphanage in Asmara. Her sense of justice is in evidence at an early age; as a young girl she is always trying to assert herself and protest against injustice. Several years later, her father - whom she believed lost - takes her away to live with his new family. But Awet is not welcome; her father torments her and finally gives her and her sister to one of Eritrea's liberation armies. The two girls are brought to a camp where they are to be trained as soldiers. There Awet experiences friendship, solidarity, and enthusiasm for the ideals of freedom. But her dream is shattered when she realizes that her heroes are committed to a brutal brothers' war against another liberation army. Confronted with death and fanaticism, Awet has to resort to her 'heart of fire', her courage and her conscience, to find a way out of ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, tense, captivating
Plot: war, family relations, soldier, injustice, siblings relations, militant, friendship, heroes, orphan, parents and children, village life, hopes, homecoming, civil war, female soldier, village, obsession, society, chaos and mayhem, reunion, autobiography, child soldier
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: ethiopia, africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and bleak films with plots about soldier, military, family relations, war, society, parents and children and heroes mostly in Drama, War and Biography genres. Some movies like Heart of Fire: Young Winston (1972), Ode to My Father (2014), Marooned in Iraq (2002), Bashu, the Little Stranger (1989), Private Peaceful (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Young Winston (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
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Ode to My Father (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 126 min.
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Marooned in Iraq (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: During the war between Iran and Iraq, a group of Iranian Kurd musicians set off on an almost impossible mission. They will try to find Hanareh, a singer with a magic voice who crossed the border and may now be in danger in the Iraqi Kurdistan. As in ...
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Bashu, the Little Stranger (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: serious, realistic
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Private Peaceful (2012)
Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 102 min.
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Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 95 min.
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Almayer's Folly (2011)
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Duration: 127 min.
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Duration: 56 min.
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Style: stylized, captivating, serious, tense, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 123 min.
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