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The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian (1984)
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The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian (1984)
Original name: Das Martyrium des heiligen Sebastian
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: West Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Sebastian, Chief Archer in the Roman Army, converts to Christianity. A favorite of Emperor Augustus, Sebastian's devotion to Christ eventually drives him to reject the Emperor's love, causing the Emperor to angrily order Sebastian to be shot with arrows by his fellow archers. The film retells this mystery play with a definite 'art-house' approach: an almost poetical use of language, singing, dancing, some homoerotic themes, and some special effects.
Plot: religion, christian, male objectification, homoeroticism, martyrdom, blood, shot with an arrow, loincloth

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Cabaret (1993)
Genre: Musical, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A filmed stage performance of the 1993 London revival. Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition, Skyfall) directed this new production for the Donmar Warehouse in London's West End. It supposedly only aired on television one time, though ...
Plot: singer, jewish, nazi, cabaret
Place: berlin germany
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Stiffelio (2012)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Part of Tutto Verdi series - Stiffelio (2012) Parma. 'Stiffelio' is an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi, from an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. The origin of this was the novel “Le pasteur d’hommes”, by Émile ...
Plot: religion, forgiveness, betrayal, duel, opera, live performance, cemetery, italian opera, cheating wife, opera live performance, stage performance
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Baal (1982)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 64 min.
Story: 1982 BBC production of Bertholt Brecht's play Baal, starring and with music by David Bowie. Baal was the first full-length play written by the German modernist playwright Bertolt Brecht. It concerns a wastrel youth who becomes involved in ...
Plot: seducer, affair, death of protagonist, suicidal, debauchery, womanizer, genius, suicide, poet, betrayal, brawl, rebellious
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Thin Ice (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
Story: Vince, a college student, loves the mountains, skiing and fun, so an invitation to Lake Tahoe is a no-brain-er... HOWEVER, the trip includes people from a church group, and six strong sets of opinions about God soon collide. Vince's weekend of ...
Style: christian film
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Tosca (2001)
Genre: Musical, Drama
Country: Italy, France, UK, Germany
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Benoit Jacquot's acclaimed 2002 film of Puccini's opera stars Angela Gheorghiu in the title role, with Roberto Alagna, Ruggero Raimondi and the Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, under Antonio Pappano.
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Plot: opera, couples, tragic love, love and romance, tragic hero, manipulation, unfulfilled love, dishonesty, unfulfillment, curses spells and rituals, concert
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy
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Oxygen (2009)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Two people play out a story of love and desperation that's enacted through music in this drama from writer and director Ivan Vyrypaev. Sasha (Alexei Filimonov) is a man in his twenties who lives in the small town of Serpukhov and has fallen in ...
Plot: overdose, terror, drugs, redhead, death, male nudity, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, surrealism, murder, husband wife relationship, rap, religion ...
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Carmen in 3D (2011)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: UK
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Passion, jealousy and betrayal take center stage at Londons Royal Opera House in a spectacular production of the worlds most popular opera. Bizets Carmen is packed with some of the best-loved and memorable music in all of opera. In this ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized
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Time: 19th century
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The Mormon Dilemma (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
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Zoot Suit (1981)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Part fact and part fiction, Zoot Suit is the film version of Luis Valdez's critically acclaimed play, based on the actual Sleepy Lagoon murder case and the zoot suit riots of 1940s Los Angeles. Henry Reyna is the leader of a group of ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, stylized
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Ostia (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
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Country: South Africa, UK, France, USA
Duration: 117 min.
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Madea Goes to Jail (2006)
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Vanished (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 54 min.
Story: Without warning, millions of people instantly vanish from the face of the earth! In the following hours civilization is torn apart as anarchy and chaos reign supreme. It is a time of Great Tribulation for those left behind.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 90 min.
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