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Deutschland 83 (2015)
 8.1
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Deutschland 83 (2015)
Original name: Deutschland
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 42 min.
Story: A gripping coming-of-age story set against the real culture wars and political events of Germany in the 1980s. The drama follows Martin Rauch as the 24 year-old East Germany native is pulled from the world as he knows it and sent to the West as an undercover spy for the Stasi foreign service. Hiding in plain sight in the West German army, he must gather the secrets of NATO military strategy. Everything is new, nothing is quite what it seems and everyone he encounters is harboring secrets, both political and personal.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: espionage, cold war, secret agents, political intrigue, working undercover, dishonesty, rivalry, undercover, state affairs, military, political unrest, spy, border guard, german soldier, double agent, nato, pop music, coming of age, secret police, smoking, uniform, military uniform
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: germany, german democratic republic, west germany, gdr, east germany

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Duration: 60 min.
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Duration: 286 min.
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Duration: 60 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1979)
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 6.0
 1K
Enigma (1982)
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Country: UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, intense, exciting ...
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Style: captivating, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
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Seventeen Moments of Spring (1973)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Style: suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense, thought provoking
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 5.8
 594
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Style: realistic, rough, serious, suspenseful, exciting ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.4
 249
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.7
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⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, exciting, suspenseful ...
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Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 8.4
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Duration: 44 min.
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Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: soviet union, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.7
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Country: Canada
Duration: 44 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.8
 339
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 695
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Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Sweden, Norway
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Style: captivating, tense, serious, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%