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The Black Book (2018)
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The Black Book (2018)
Original name: Le cahier noir
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The story of the adventures, in the twilight of the eighteenth century, of a singular couple formed by a little orphan with mysterious origins and his young Italian nurse of a similarly uncertain birth. They lead us in their wake, from Rome to Paris, from Lisbon to London, from Parma to Venice. Always followed in the shadows, for obscure reasons, by a suspicious-looking Calabrian and a troubling cardinal, they make us explore the dark intrigues of the Vatican, the pangs of a fatal passion, a gruesome duel, banter at the court of Versailles and the convulsions of the French Revolution.
Plot: horse, sea, death, female nudity, sex scene, illness, vatican, orphan, cemetery, singing, french revolution, boat, cards, napoleon bonaparte, duel, cardinal the priest, blood, wig, bare breasts, candle, male nudity, actress playing multiple roles, grave, stabbing, poisoned
Time: 18th century
Place: venice, versailles, paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, stylized and dramatic films with plots about female nudity, death, male nudity, bare breasts, infidelity, dancing and singing mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like The Black Book: Casanova, Last Love (2019), One Nation, One King (2018), Curiosa (2019), Farewell, My Queen (2012), The Affair of the Necklace (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Casanova, Last Love (2019)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
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Plot: romance, dog, dancing, kiss, flashback, defecation, bridge, sex scene, earring, male nudity, rowboat, shaving ...
Time: 18th century
Place: england
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One Nation, One King (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Un peuple et son roi crosses the destinies of the men and women of the population, and those of historical figures. Their meeting place is the newly founded National Assembly. At the heart of the story lie the fate of the king and the birth of the ...
Plot: french revolution, little girl, blood, baby, kiss, snowing, priest, interrogation, butterfly, pregnant, martial law, pregnant woman ...
Time: 18th century
Place: france, paris france, versailles
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Curiosa (2019)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A passionate love story set against a backdrop of sexual freedom, loosely based on the relationship between 19th century authors Pierre Loüys and Marie de Régnier
Plot: tiger, female full frontal nudity, love, bare breasts, female nudity, pubic hair, ostrich, monkey, photograph, male nudity, pregnant, pregnant woman ...
Place: paris france
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Farewell, My Queen (2012)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A look at the relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her readers during the final days of the French Revolution.
Style: stylized, serious, realistic
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Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1700s
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france
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The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace.
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Plot: politics, forgery, intrigue, romance, revenge, couples, royal family, dishonesty, rivalry, couple relations, state affairs, love and romance ...
Time: 18th century, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, europe, versailles, paris france, england
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51%
Emma Hamilton (1968)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy, West Germany, France, USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The Making of a Lady: The Story of Lady Hamilton is a 1968 historical drama film directed by Christian-Jaque and starring Michèle Mercier, Richard Johnson and John Mills.[1] It was based on the novel La San-Felice by Alexandre Dumas and depicts the ...
Plot: female nudity, lesbianism, lesbian
Time: 18th century
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Lady Oscar (1979)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Oscar François de Jarjayes was born female, but her father insisted she be raised as a boy as he had no sons. She becomes the captain of the guards at Versailles under King Louis XVI and Marie Antonette. Her privileged, noble life comes under fire ...
Plot: peasant, beggar, royal court, harpsichord, woman in uniform, gender roles, female nudity, childhood friend, mistress, adultery, revolution, duel ...
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Place: versailles
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Ceasefire (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the early 1920s, Georges Laffont, traumatized by the horrific trench warfare, decides to leave his life behind and travel to West Africa. In the vast territories of Upper Volta he - with the help of Diofo, artist and also survivor of the Great ...
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Time: year 1916, post world war one, 1920s
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You and the Night (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, erotic, realistic, sexual
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The Innocents (2016)
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Duration: 115 min.
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Plot: abbess, world war two, dancing, faith, russian, eyeglasses, drink, telephone, money, telephone call, bar, ceremony ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Return of Casanova (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 93 min.
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Plot: casanova, duel, unrequited love, female nudity, wig, horse, gambling debt, cheating at cards, debt, sword duel, sword fight, older man younger woman relationship ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Schweigeminute (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany, Denmark
Duration: 89 min.
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Plot: small breasts, male full rear nudity, beach, male nudity, female nudity, fishing village, sex scene, ambulance, tug of war, coin, teacher student relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
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Duration: 129 min.
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Style: captivating, serious, atmospheric, clever, realistic ...
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31%
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31%
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31%
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29%
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27%
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