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Bolshoy (2017)
Original name: Большой
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Julia is incredibly talented. She can become a great ballerina. But for this purpose she must give up everything: the interests of the family, her first love, friendship. Over and over again the heroine will face a complex choice between the dream of beauty and real life. The history of the rise of a young provincial girl to the stage of the Bolshoi Theatre. A film about dreams, beauty, and ballet.
Style: colourful, artsy, sad, realistic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: ballet, ballerina, theater, dance, female protagonist, teacher, social relations, performer's life, disorder, dishonesty, manipulation, mentor protege relationship, high school, mentor, friendship, rivalry, aging, theft, memory, dancing
Time: 2000s
Place: russia

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White Nights (1985)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 136 min.
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Polina (2016)
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Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
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Foxfire (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story of five teenage girls who form an unlikely bond after beating up a teacher who has sexually harassed them. They build a solid friendship but their wild ways begin to get out of control.
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
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Time: 90s
Place: portland oregon, california
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Everybody Dies But Me (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: One Monday morning Katya, Vika and Zhanna learn that there will be a school disco, their first disco, on the coming Saturday night. The girls feverishly start preparing for the event, which rapidly becomes the most important moment ever in their ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, suspense, psychological ...
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Plot: teenage life, friendship, high school life, parents and children, dysfunctional family, youth, life is a bitch, teachers and students, family problems, school, family relations, power relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
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Duration: 106 min.
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Style: talky, realistic, sincere, serious, touching ...
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Place: new york, usa, california
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When her daughter joins a ballet company, a former dancer is forced to confront her long-ago decision to give up the stage to have a family.
Style: sentimental, serious, captivating, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
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Duration: 136 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA, France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After the death of Raya Green's(Rutina Wesley) sister, she gets out from her classes at school, and sees a stomp crew practicing. She meets Bishop(Dwain Murphy) which is the dance crew leader. She then meets Michelle and does a stomp battle ...
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 99 min.
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Style: disturbing, serious, sincere, tense, realistic ...
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To Sir, with Love (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
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Audience: kids, teens
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Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002, 2000s
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Wishing Stairs (2003)
Genre: Horror, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A staircase leading to the dormitory of a remote boarding school usually has 28 stairs, but every so often there appears to be 29. When someone steps on the mysterious extra stair, the horror begins.
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary
Audience: teens
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Duration: 128 min.
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Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, psychological, realistic ...
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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)
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Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
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Nutcracker (1982)
Genre: Drama
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Story: Not available
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Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A ballet dancer wins the lead in "Swan Lake" and is perfect for the role of the delicate White Swan - Princess Odette - but slowly loses her mind as she becomes more and more like Odile, the Black Swan.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, mind bending, suspense, serious ...
Plot: obsession, ballet, losing-it hero, mental illness, insanity, dancer's life, mentally unstable, showbiz, paranoia, hallucinations, parents and children, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
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The Man Without a Face (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, talky, serious ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
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