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The Bookshop (2017)
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The Bookshop (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Spain, Germany, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set in an small English town in 1959, the story of a woman who decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop, a decision which becomes a political minefield.
Style: tense, sincere, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: bookstore, literature, small town, storekeeper, narrow mindedness, widow, society, rivalry, school, death, beach, fire, old man, independent woman, little girl, platonic relationship, unmarried woman, dress, postcard, classroom, red dress, furnace, shopkeeper
Time: 50s, year 1959, 1950s
Place: germany

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Ladygrey (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, South Africa
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Stella Days (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Norway, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
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Blackbird (2012)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 103 min.
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Country: Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Ukraine, Morocco, Iran
Duration: 89 min.
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Duration: 87 min.
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