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Born in Heinola (2016)
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Born in Heinola (2016)
Original name: Teit meistä kauniin
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Finland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A story of five Finnish youth growing up during the devastating 90's recession. They live in the small, timber industrial town of Heinola. As the parents of these young teens struggle through hard economic times, the five very different youth meet by coincidence to form the punk band Apulanta (fertilizer). Nowadays Apulanta is one of the most famous bands in Finland.
Style: sentimental, captivating, exciting, tense, melancholic, based on true events
Plot: band, rock concert, musician, punk, rock musician, concert, teenager, school, first love, friendship, exchange student, punk music, punk rock, fictional biography, teacher, rock, girlfriend, rock band, guitarist, drummer, father son relationship, friendship between boys, bassist, generation gap, teen angst ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: finland

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Miss Blue Jeans (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: light, captivating, entertaining, feel good
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Time: year 1977, 70s
Place: finland
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Ganes (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Finland
Duration: 107 min.
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England Is Mine (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A portrait of Steven Patrick Morrissey and his early life in 1970s Manchester before he went on to become lead singer of seminal 1980s band The Smiths.
Style: captivating, realistic, inspirational, factual
Plot: rock band, singer, musician, depression, concert, music, musician's life, teenager, punk rock, head butt, pop music, collage ...
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Place: england, manchester
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Two of Us (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In this purely fictional story, Paul McCartney drops by The Dakota to visit John Lennon in 1976. Paul is still on top of the music world, reaching #1 with his new band, Wings. John, however, has retired from public life, choosing to raise his son, ...
Style: serious, humorous, sentimental, touching, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, reunion, rising to stardom, assassination, lifestyle, musician's life, love and romance, music, music band, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, rock ...
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Place: usa, new york
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Duration: 104 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A biopic of punk legend Darby Crash and his band, the Germs.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, suspense
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Time: 70s
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Duration: 60 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
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Style: atmospheric, melancholic, depressing, touching, lyrical ...
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Duration: 105 min.
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Country: Finland
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: sincere, serious, captivating, realistic
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Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Finland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: No overview found.
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