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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, shopkeeper, literature, small town, storekeeper, narrow mindedness, widow, society, rivalry, school, death, beach, old man, independent woman, fire, little girl, dress, platonic relationship, red dress, furnace, classroom, postcard
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: germany

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Country: France, Belgium, South Africa
Duration: 109 min.
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Stella Days (2011)
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Duration: 100 min.
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Women Without Men (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Ukraine, Morocco, Iran
Duration: 89 min.
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Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
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Blackbird (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
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Duration: 113 min.
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