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Janosik (1963)
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Janosik (1963)
Original name: Jánošík
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 163 min.
Story: This film is one of the most popular pictures of Slovak cinema and relates the story about the legendary folk hero and brigand Juro Jánošík [1688-1713] and the social situation in Slovakia of the late 17th and early 18th centuries. The first part talks about Jánošík's childhood, studies and return to his native village. In the second part Jánošík leaves for the hills, where he organizes his band of brigands and starts an anti-feudal resistance. The film concludes with Jánošík's execution.
Plot: bandit, execution, national hero, mountain, death, legendary hero, heroes
Time: 18th century, 17th century, 16th century
Place: slovakia

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The Marquise of Darkness (2010)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Marie Madeleine Dreux, Marquise of Brinvilliers, was executed in 1676 for poisoning. Manipulated by her lover and having kept the aftereffects of her childhood, she does not hesitate to poison her father and two brothers to recover their inheritance.
Plot: serial killer, crimes, court, male nudity, daughter murders father, family relations, murder, assassin, poison, french history, execution, female full frontal nudity
Time: 17th century
Place: france
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At the Beginning of Glorious Days (1980)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: East Germany, Soviet Union
Duration: 134 min.
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Plot: imperial russia, royalty, royal family, mutiny, execution, decapitation, czar
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Place: russia
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hosted by Orson Welles, this documentary utilizes a grab bag of dramatized scenes, stock footage, TV news clips and interviews to ask: Did 16th century French astrologer and physician Nostradamus actually predict such events as the fall of King ...
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Time: 16th century, 20th century, 18th century, 1940s, 17th century ...
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Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Mary Stuart, who was named Queen of Scotland when she was only six days old, is the last Roman Catholic ruler of Scotland. She is imprisoned at he age of 23 by her cousin Elizabeth Tudor, the English Queen and her arch adversary. Nineteen years ...
Style: captivating, realistic, stylized, serious
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Time: 16th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Young Catherine (1991)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, Canada, Soviet Union, Germany, Italy
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Apollo 11 (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Plot: moon landing, nasa, space exploration, outer space
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Un peuple et son roi crosses the destinies of the men and women of the population, and those of historical figures. Their meeting place is the newly founded National Assembly. At the heart of the story lie the fate of the king and the birth of the ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Duration: 120 min.
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Allegro Barbaro (1979)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Hungary
Duration: 73 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Portugal, Spain
Duration: 115 min.
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Country: Venezuela, Spain
Duration: 119 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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