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The Way to Mandalay (2018)
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The Way to Mandalay (2018)
Original name: Så Længe Jeg Lever
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Denmark
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The Way to Mandalay tells the story of one of Denmark's greatest and most beloved musicians. The film takes us on a journey from Mogenson's childhood to manhood and throughout his career which spanned more than twenty years, first with great success in a popular vocal group and later as a successful solo artist. There is a long period that John Mogensen can never be satisfied and he is confused by what are the things he truely loves and is willing to do everything for. Is it the music, the stage, the fame or his family?
Style: sincere, touching, melancholic, sentimental, thought provoking, suspenseful
Plot: marital problem, husband wife relationship, musician, singer, marriage, father daughter relationship, stage fright, singing, party, hotel, female nudity, sex scene, alcoholic, baptism, alcohol, pianist, alcohol abuse, bartender, fire, drunkenness, piano, motor scooter, bar, underwear, underage drinking ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: denmark

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and touching films with plots about musician, singer, musician's life, music, artists and showbiz, singing and song mostly in Music, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like The Way to Mandalay: Ragged Life of Juice Leskinen (2018), Selena (1997), The Rose of the Rascal (2001), Dalida (2016), Control (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Finland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Biopic of Finnish singer and songwriter, Juice Leskinen.
Style: captivating, thought provoking
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, sincere, factual, sentimental ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Finland
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
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Duration: 127 min.
Story: Based on the true story of acclaimed music icon "Dalida" born in Cairo, who gained celebrity in the 50s, singing in French, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, German, Italian, playing in awarded Youssef Chahine's picture "Le Sixième ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
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Duration: 124 min.
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Time: 70s, 20th century, 1950s, 50s, 80s
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Duration: 115 min.
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Style: touching, serious, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
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