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Flame Top (1980)
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Flame Top (1980)
Original name: Tulipää
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 155 min.
Story: This biographical film celebrates the little-known life of the Finnish novelist and revolutionary Maiju Lassila (Asko Sarkola), born in 1868. Lassila's early years are briefly shown, then the film richly details his active and paradoxically reclusive adult life, beginning with his sojourn in St. Petersburg, working as a businessman. Unable to stay away from politics, he caused the assassination of a high-ranking Czarist and as a result, had to run back to Finland to hide. Once established in the comparative safety of a small village, he taught school in order to support his real vocation as a writer. Always living on the edge of poverty, if not square in the middle of it, Lassila continues to avoid public contact - he keeps his identity low-key and camoflages it by publishing under a variety of pseudonyms.
Plot: female director, terrorist, teacher, cheating wife, revolution, writers, civil war, male female relationship, terrorism, poverty, poor, unfaithful wife, marriage, adultery, historical event, childhood, reporter, actress, blood, outsider, working class, death of child, autobiography, russian revolution, class struggle ...
Time: 1900s, year 1917, year 1918, year 1938, 20th century, 1910s, turn of the century
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, finland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and sincere films with plots about politics, family relations, female nudity, writers, male female relationship, female director and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Flame Top: Armi Alive! (2015), Mommilan veriteot 1917 (1973), My Heart Is Mine Alone (1997), The Novelist (2008), An Angel at My Table (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Romanovs: An Imperial Family (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The story of the last year and a half of Tsar Nicholas II and his family from the February Revolution of 1917 to their execution in July 1918.
Plot: russian history, czar, russian revolution, imperial russia, abdication, exile, martyr, execution, world war one, red army
Time: year 1918, year 1917, 1910s
Place: russia
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Armi Alive! (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Armi Ratia is the woman behind the legendary design company Marimekko and a worldwide celebrity. A theatre company has taken on the task of trying to portray the life and work of this complex person. The sets mainly consist of the well-known ...
Plot: fashion designer, male nudity, affair, entrepreneur, suicide attempt, cheating, male objectification, pubic hair, bare breasts, rehearsal, domestic violence, alcohol abuse ...
Place: finland, eastern europe
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Mommilan veriteot 1917 (1973)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Finland
Duration: 76 min.
Story: On the eve of a civil war, the film follows the last days of Alfred Kordelin, the richest man in Finland.
Style: pre war
Plot: servant, farm hand, businessman, fear, death, revolution, birthday party, birthday, autumn, hate, pistol, capitalist ...
Time: year 1917
Place: russia, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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My Heart Is Mine Alone (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Helma Sanders-Brahms directs this inventive film that uses the verse of Jewish poet Else Lasker-Schüler and Nazi poet Gottfried Benn to dramatize the passionate, real-life affair between the two unlikely lovers. Forced out of Germany, ...
Plot: female director, poet, homosexuality, world war one, anti semitism, jewish, nazi, death of son, death of child, officer, art exhibition, german expressionism ...
Place: jerusalem, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Novelist (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A contractor wants to become a writer but his unhappy marriage and financial problems are suppressing him.
Plot: book, marriage, construction site, illegitimate child, post war, cheating, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, writers, internal monologue, flashback, male nudity ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: finland
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An Angel at My Table (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: New Zealand, Australia, UK, USA
Duration: 158 min.
Story: Janet Frame grows up in a poor family. She is different than the other kids. She is considered abnormal and locked away in a mental institution for eight years. Everything changes when she starts writing books.
Style: touching, contemplative, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: mental institution, insanity, teacher, prodigy, coping, misdiagnosed, human spirit, wrongfully committed, hopes, lifestyle, writer's life, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new zealand, london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Rider Named Death (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In pre-Soviet Russia, Boris Savinkov leads a terrorist faction of Socialist-Revolutionary Party members responsible for the deaths of governors and ministers.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: assassination, assassination attempt, terrorism, politics, state affairs, political corruption, rebelliousness, political unrest, revolution, tragic hero, deadly, head of state ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A continuation of "Diary for My Children," the film picks up in 1950, when Juli, the diarist, is 18 and determined to become a movie director.
Plot: female director, politics, communism, family relations, film school, autobiography, revolution, controversy, deportation, diary, socialism, prison ...
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Poet and Muse (1978)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Semi-fictitious biopic of Finnish poet Eino Leino, made with a large budget to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth. The film concentrates on his relationships with first wife Freya Schoultz and later muse, poetess L. Onerva. His friends ...
Plot: artist, muse, poet, alcohol, love triangle, husband wife relationship, drinking, historical event, venereal disease, jealousy, syphilis, inspiration ...
Time: 1920s, 1900s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A look at the life and career of controversial Louisiana governor Huey Long, whose nickname was "The Kingfish."
Style: sincere, disturbing, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: assassination, life is a bitch, crimes, media, rise to the top, society, dishonesty, ambition, deadly, state affairs, politics, murder ...
Time: 1910s, 1930s, 1920s, 20s, 30s
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Country: USA, Ireland
Duration: 145 min.
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Plot: poverty, life is a bitch, parents and children, ira, alcohol abuse, injustice, unemployment, human nature, society, family relations, irish, youth ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1940s, year 1935
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
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Plot: russian, family relations, love and romance, golden years, lifestyle, writer's life, parents and children, adultery, betrayal, husband wife relationship, philosophy, secretary ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: russia, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Patricia Neal Story (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The actress (Glenda Jackson) recovers from a 1966 stroke with help from friends and her husband, author Roald Dahl (Dirk Bogarde).
Plot: movie star, marriage, actress, filmmaking, stroke, writers
Time: 60s, 1960s
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Genre: Biography, Drama
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Duration: 106 min.
Story: A semi-autobiographical story of a young woman's life in Budapest under Stalin.
Style: banned
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama
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Duration: 106 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama
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Style: sincere, realistic, captivating, serious
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Country: Finland, Soviet Union
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Plot: trust, male female relationship, lenin, independence, revolution, world war one, nationalism, bolshevik, russian revolution, socialism, revolutionary, politician ...
Time: 1890s, year 1917, 20th century, 1910s, 1900s
Place: soviet union, finland, st. petersburg russia, siberia, helsinki finland ...
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Under the North Star (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 193 min.
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Style: family saga, epic, serious, captivating
Plot: court, trial, rebel, class differences, socialism, brother brother relationship, working class, revolution, class conflict, revenge, family history, war crime ...
Time: 20th century, turn of the century, 1890s, 1900s, 1910s
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 119 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 240 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Where Once We Walked (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 126 min.
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Rasputin (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 151 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, atmospheric, thought provoking ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 117 min.
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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Duration: 96 min.
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Time: 1930s, 1940s
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40%
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Henry & June (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 136 min.
Story: While traveling in Paris, author Henry Miller and his wife, June, meet Anais Nin, and sexual sparks fly as Nin starts an affair with the openly bisexual June. When June is forced to return to the U.S., she gives Nin her blessing to sleep with her ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, melancholic, sexual ...
Plot: unfaithful wife, strong sexual content, love triangle, romance, love affair, couple relations, writer's life, sexual relations, couples, womanizer, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1932
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Within the Whirlwind (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Poland, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
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Plot: female director, hallucination, kiss, male female relationship, train, steam train, starvation, rape, red dress, jailed, sex scene, hallucinations ...
Time: year 1934
Place: soviet union, ussr, siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Boy Meets Girl (1982)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two doctors from Tel Aviv join 'Doctors Without Borders' and travel to Thailand to help out refugees. They leave their daughter, Aya (aged 10) at a kibbutz where the children are housed by age, but not gender. Not only does she have to get ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, atmospheric
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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My Childhood (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
Story: The first part of Bill Douglas' influential trilogy harks back to his impoverished upbringing in early-'40s Scotland. Cinema was his only escape - he paid for it with the money he made from returning empty jam jars - and this escape is ...
Style: contemplative, captivating, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
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