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Deutschland 83 (2015)
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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: serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic
Plot: espionage, cold war, political intrigue, military, working undercover, state affairs, undercover, secret agents, dishonesty, rivalry, political unrest, spy, nato, military uniform, german soldier, double agent, secret police, uniform, smoking, border guard, pop music, coming of age
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983
Place: germany, german democratic republic, east germany, gdr, west germany

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Farewell (2009)
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Duration: 113 min.
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Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 290 min.
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 5.8
 594
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58%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.1
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.4
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
 339
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 8.4
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%