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The Sun Assassinated (2003)
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The Sun Assassinated (2003)
Original name: Le Soleil assassiné
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Algeria, Belgium, Tunisia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The poet Jean Sénac is also a radio presenter. A Pied-noir, he opted to stay in Algeria after the country achieved independence in 1962. Ten years later he is monitored by the police of the present regime. His poems have a large public following and his radio show is a great success, especially with the young. The poet allies himself with two students, aspiring playwrights Hamid and Belkacem, to fight for the freedom and culture of Algerian youth.
Plot: assassin, arab, poet, homosexuality, stage, poetry reading
Place: tunisia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, based on true events and captivating films with plots about writers, poet, artists and showbiz, society, flashback, art and storytelling mostly in Biography, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Sun Assassinated: Wojaczek (1999), Set Fire to the Stars (2014), The Pirates of Somalia (2017), August (2007), My Heart Is Mine Alone (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Wojaczek (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: x
Plot: poet, scandal, portrait, rebel, tragic event, suicide attempt, mental illness, suicide, art
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Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Poland, Germany, France
Duration: 100 min.
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Set Fire to the Stars (2014)
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Duration: 97 min.
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Duration: 116 min.
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Style: based on true events, suspenseful, suspense, exciting, factual
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August (2007)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 175 min.
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Duration: 100 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama
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Story: No overview found.
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