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Paulo Coelho's Best Story (2014)
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Paulo Coelho's Best Story (2014)
Original name: Não Pare na Pista - A Melhor História de Paulo Coelho
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 PILGRIMAGE, he long-searched for his calling, flirting with death, escaping madness, falling in love, and making rock ’n’ roll history in Brazil, all-the-while striving for success as a writer. A wild ride through a lifetime of stranger-than-fiction adventures, PAULO COELHO’S BEST STORY is a profoundly moving film that goes straight to the heart of the most beloved literary guru of our time, revealing the most incredible wonder of all: the man behind the masterpieces.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: writer's life, ambition, follow your dream, hopes, rising to stardom, artists and showbiz, sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), life
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: brazil

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Duration: 105 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 103 min.
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Country: Ireland, UK, USA
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Duration: 107 min.
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