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If Not Us, Who? (2011)
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If Not Us, Who? (2011)
Original name: Wer wenn nicht wir
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: In the early 60s, Bernward Vesper and fellow university student Gudrun Ensslin begin a passionate love in the stifling atmosphere of provincial West Germany. Dedicated to the power of the written word, Bernward and Gudrun found a publishing house whose first publication is, paradoxically to many, a controversial past work of Bernward's ostracized father, an infamous Nazi author. Bernward defends his father's writing ability, even if he is haunted by his father's suspicious past.
Style: captivating, tense, serious, realistic
Plot: open relationship, cultural revolution, terrorism, sexuality, activism, fighting the system, rebellion, love affair, politics, danger, society, rebelliousness, unlikely couple, family relations, anarchism, love and romance, couples, radical, deadly, state affairs, black panther party, student, female nudity, drugs, male nudity ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 70s, 20th century
Place: west berlin west germany, germany, europe, west germany

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The Front Line (2009)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: Italy, Belgium, UK, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An Italian man looks back from his jail cell on his youthful exploits as a political extremist with understanding, candour and remorse.
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Place: italy, europe
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Patty Hearst (1988)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The true story of a rich girl who was abducted by American revolutionaries in the 1970's. Her time spent with her captors made her question herself and her way of life and she joined forces with the cause that her abductors were fighting for. ...
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The Rice Bomber (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on a true social event, The Rice Bomber depicts a series of bombing events in Taiwan a decade ago. It is a time when the agriculture is struggling to survive. A man strives to arouse the government’s attention and to revive its conscience by ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Baader (2002)
Genre: Action, Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Andreas Baader starts out as a small-time criminal. In Berlin, he is recruited by a revolutionary cell. They plan to overthrow the state.
Style: realistic, rough, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorism, social decay, rebellion, gang, danger, chaos, confined, crimes, fighting the system, deadly, state affairs, rebelliousness ...
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Summer Crisis (2013)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the summer of 1969, Bernard, a Gaspesian fisherman's son, arrive in Perce to fin work. He meets Paul, Jacques and Francis, Quebec Independence activists who have come to open the 'Fisherman's House'. They aim to organize ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, tense
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Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, year 1969
Place: canada, quebec
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A biography of the civil-rights activist and labor organizer Cesar Chavez. Chronicling the birth of a modern American labour movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labour organiser torn between his duties as a ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, sincere
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Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Lithuania, USA
Duration: 83 min.
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Shores of Hope (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: In this vivid historical drama set in 1980s East Germany, two dockworkers and best friends who dream of escaping the repressive regime are forced to choose their loyalties when the state police promise them safe passage out of the country — if ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense
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Marianne & Juliane (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama
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Duration: 100 min.
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Eight Miles High (2007)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 114 min.
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Duration: 105 min.
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Duration: 101 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 97 min.
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Duration: 114 min.
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Style: sincere, contemplative, realistic, serious, captivating ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
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