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The Great Passage (2013)
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The Great Passage (2013)
Original name: 舟を編む
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Majime, an eccentric man in publishing company, who has unique ability of words, joins the team that will compile a new dictionary, ‘The Great Passage.’ In the eclectic team, he becomes immersed in the world of dictionaries. But the team is overwhelmed with problems. Will ‘The Great Passage’ ever be completed?
Style: sincere, sentimental, feel good, serious, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: workplace, fall in love, romance, love and romance, obsession, social misfits, workplace situations, japanese culture, unsuccessful, dictionary, socially awkward, teamwork, band
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia

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Triumph in the Skies (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
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Place: hong kong, asia
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Duration: 109 min.
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Heavenly Forest (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The story begins with Makoto Segawa, a freshman at Meikei University. On the day of his university entrance ceremony, Makoto meets a fresh-faced, quirky girl named Shizuru. Makoto has a complex which causes him to shy away from contact with other ...
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Five Hours from Paris (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
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Blue (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 116 min.
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Duration: 95 min.
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Country: Japan
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