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How Strange to be Named Federico (2013)
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How Strange to be Named Federico (2013)
Original name: Che strano chiamarsi Federico
Genre: Biography
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: On the 20th anniversary of Federico Fellini’s death, Ettore Scola, a devoted admirer of the incomparable maestro, commemorates the lesser-known aspects of Fellini’s personality, employing interviews, photographs, behind-the-scenes footage as well as Fellini’s drawings and film clips.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, factual, captivating, touching, entertaining
Plot: filmmaking, movie business, ambition, follow your dream, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, friendship, historical figure, memories, direction and purpose, director, desire for fame, writer's life, friends, hopes, visionary, columnist, friend
Time: 20th century, 30s, 50s, 40s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: italy, rome italy

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Paulo Coelho's Best Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Brazil, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Paulo Coelho is the world’s most translated living author, his books having sold over 165 million copies. But he was not always the inspirational global phenomenon he is today. Like the heroes in his spiritual classics THE ALCHEMIST and THE ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: ambition, follow your dream, writer's life, hopes, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual content, life
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: brazil
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Taylor Swift: American Beauty (2012)
Genre: Biography
Country: USA
Duration: 52 min.
Story: Biography - Taylor Alison Swift has evolved into one of the most popular names in modern music. Her strong voice and natural charm has made her the most successful country music artist in history. At the tender age of 21, she's already sold ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: musician, ambition, musician's life, performer's life, artists and showbiz, pop singer, country, strong female presence, singer, country singer
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Brittany Murphy Story (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A look at Brittany Murphy's rise to Hollywood fame in the 1990s, her struggles with celebrity and self-esteem, and her mysterious death in 2009 at the age of 32.
Style: captivating, sentimental, serious, realistic
Plot: rise and fall, rising to stardom, actor's life, ambition, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, parents and children
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s
Place: usa
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Life (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Canada, Australia, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: In 1955, young photographer Dennis Stock develops a close bond with actor James Dean while shooting pictures of the rising Hollywood star.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, psychological
Plot: magazine, actor's life, friendship, showbiz, celebrity, celebrity culture, buddy, movie star, hollywood, photographer, actor, rising to stardom ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1955
Place: usa
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Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This (2014)
Genre: Biography
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The life and times of Tommy Cooper
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, stylized
Plot: ambition, performer's life, couple relations, artists and showbiz, couples, love triangle, infidelity, workplace romance, alcohol abuse
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england
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Marina (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Belgium, Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The true story of Rocco Granata, an Italian coal miner's son who followed his passion for music against his father's wishes and social barriers.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: against the odds, artists and showbiz, follow your dream, ambition, musician's life, society, parents and children, hopes, first love, immigrants, father son relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 1950s
Place: belgium, europe, italy
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Sal (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: James Franco's Sal chronicles the final hours of the life of actor Sal Mineo, one-time teen idol and star of the blockbuster films Rebel Without a Cause and Exodus.
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Place: los angeles, usa, california
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Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Magic Beyond Words: The J.K. Rowling Story is a made-for-TV film starring Australian actress Poppy Montgomery. The film, which was shot in B.C. Canada locations altered to look like British locations, details the journey of struggling single mother ...
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Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s
Place: england, london, europe
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Wild Blood (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story of two renowned actors of Fascist cinema, Luisa Ferida and Osvaldo Valenti, who were supporters of the Salò Republic. Accused of collaboration and torture, they were shot by the Partisans after the country was liberated.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: world war two, fascism, career change, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, wartime life, ambition, actor's life, rising to stardom, downfall, unfulfillment, on the run ...
Time: 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, venice
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Violeta Went to Heaven (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Chile, Argentina, Brazil
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A portrait of famed Chilean singer and folklorist Violeta Parra filled with her musical work, her memories, her loves and her hopes.
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
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Time: 20th century, 60s, 30s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: chile, latin america, santiago chile, geneva switzerland, paris france ...
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Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: TLC's humble beginnings in Atlanta quickly led to an unprecedented rise to fame in the 1990's as one of the world's most talented, celebrated and highest-selling female groups of all time. Through very public and high profile success, ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, captivating
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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Sagan (2008)
Genre: Biography
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
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Plot: rise and fall, writer's life, couples, love affair, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, lifestyle, car accident, society, rivalry, friends, sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france
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Gloria (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Mexico
Duration: 126 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: sincere, sentimental, atmospheric, realistic, serious ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Duration: 123 min.
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Duration: 94 min.
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Style: touching, serious, realistic, captivating
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Time: 50s, 40s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s ...
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Whitney (2015)
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Duration: 88 min.
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Duration: 118 min.
Story: A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off.
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, atmospheric, serious
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The Butterfly's Dream (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
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Duration: 138 min.
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Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 103 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 110 min.
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Duration: 85 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating, sexy
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Genre: Biography
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Duration: 110 min.
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Style: stylized, captivating, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Country: UK
Duration: 138 min.
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Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, captivating
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