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For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2000)
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For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In the early 1970s, Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval (Andy Garcia) is torn between his own musical dreams and the dreams of his wife, Marianela (Mía Maestro), a fervent supporter of the ideals of the Castro revolution. Also starring Charles S. Dutton as Dizzy Gillespie and José Zúñiga as Paquito D'Rivera, this gripping jazz biopic is at once a detailed portrait of a musician and a stinging critique
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sincere, serious
Plot: jazz, politics, human spirit, couples, musician's life, political unrest, showbiz, unfulfillment, relationship vs career, revolution, fighting the system, ambition, hopes, family problems, society, state affairs, family in crisis, music, rebellion, artists and showbiz, refugee, latin, refugees, lifestyle, bittersweet ...
Place: usa, cuba, latin america

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Two Sons of Francisco (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Brazil
Duration: 132 min.
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Good Vibrations (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, serious, touching
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
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Duration: 127 min.
Story: In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham, realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, factual, sentimental ...
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Duration: 206 min.
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Duration: 144 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Music
Country: Thailand
Duration: 103 min.
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Genre: Drama, Music
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Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
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Dingo (1991)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: France, Australia
Duration: 109 min.
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The Mambo Kings (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music
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Duration: 104 min.
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Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, melancholic, emotional ...
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