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The Borgias (1981)
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The Borgias (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Historical story of the ruthless Rodrigo Borgia a man who intends to become Pope and who will not let anything stand in his way.
Plot: leonardo da vinci, family relations, pope, murder, brother sister relationship, italian history, priest, rise to power, religion
Time: renaissance, 15th century, 16th century, 1500s
Place: italy, rome italy

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The Life of Leonardo Da Vinci (1971)
Genre: Biography, History
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 300 min.
Story: La Vita di Leonardo Da Vinci — in English, The Life of Leonardo da Vinci — is a 1971 Italian television miniseries dramatizing the life of the Italian Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci. The Golden Globe-winning miniseries was directed by ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
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Da Vinci's Demons (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Fantasy, History, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 240 min.
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Duration: 100 min.
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Duration: 120 min.
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Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
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Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
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