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Nise: The Heart of Madness (2015)
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Nise: The Heart of Madness (2015)
Original name: Nise: O Coração da Loucura
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Brazil
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After being released from prison, Dr. Nise da Silveira is back at work in a psychiatric hospital on the outskirts of Rio de Janeirom where she refuses to employ the new and violent electroshock in the treatment of schizophrenics. Ridiculed by doctors, she is forced to take on the abandoned Sector for Occupational Therapy, where she would start a revolution through paintings, animals and love.
Style: light, captivating, entertaining
Plot: disturbed individual, brazilian history, art exhibition, mental institution, historical event, painter, mental patient, mental illness, mentally unstable, female artist, brazilian, psycho, mental disorder, mental health, exhibition, hiding place
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro

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Reaching for the Moon (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1951 New York poet Elizabeth Bishop travels to Rio de Janeiro to visit Mary, a college friend. The shy Elizabeth is overwhelmed by Brazilian sensuality. She is the antithesis to Mary’s dashing partner, architect Lota de Macedo Soares. Although ...
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic
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Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america, new york
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Lula, the Son of Brazil (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Brazil, Argentina
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The true story of a working class boy who moves to the nation's financial capital at a young age and becomes one the most influential politician in Brazil's history.
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, serious, sincere
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Princess (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Happier than the rest of us?
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, tense
Plot: mental institution, mental illness, schizophrenia, patient, treatment, depression, mental health, childhood trauma, delusion, suicide attempt, doctor, nurse ...
Time: 50s, 80s, 1940s, 1950s
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Angels of the Universe (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Iceland, Norway, Germany, Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The story of an Icelandic man and his slow descent into madness. Along his journey he meets Dagný, the initial cause of his breakdown. Other people he meets in the asylum have been committed for various reasons, such as signing cheques for Adolf ...
Style: psychological, touching, atmospheric, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: mental illness, schizophrenia, suicide, losing-it hero, wrongfully committed, youth, mentally unstable, dark humor, mental institution, performer's life, family relations, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Egon Schiele: Death and the Maiden (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Austria, Luxembourg
Duration: 110 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th Century Egon Schiele is one of the most provocative artists in Vienna. His life and work are driven by beautiful women and an era that is coming to an end. Two women will have a lasting impact on him - his sister and ...
Style: captivating, touching, realistic, serious, non-linear
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Paula (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 123 min.
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Style: humorous, captivating, sentimental, exciting, melancholic ...
Plot: female artist, painter, nude model, art class, german expressionism, art history, extramarital affair, german, female protagonist, posing, female nudity, horny wife ...
Time: year 1900, 20th century, 1900s
Place: paris france, germany
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Duration: 124 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 150 min.
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Style: sincere, captivating, enigmatic, surreal, meditative ...
Plot: painter, estrangement, ambition, couple relations, love and romance, society, elderly, aging, painting, eccentricity, art, character study ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1840s, 1830s ...
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Will There Really Be a Morning? (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: This is the story of actress Frances Farmer, her struggles with mental illness and involuntary confinement in an insane asylum.
Style: emotional, gloomy, captivating, realistic, serious
Plot: mental illness, politics, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, actor's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, performer's life, prodigy, addiction, child illness, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s
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Hans Staden (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Brazil, Portugal
Duration: 92 min.
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Plot: captive, amazon rainforest, held captive, cannibal, gay, body paint, male nudity, native american tribe, ship, cannibalism, pubic hair, amazon ...
Time: 16th century
Place: brazil
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At Eternity's Gate (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, Switzerland, UK, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
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Duration: 95 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, based on true events, surprise ending ...
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Duration: 90 min.
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Zuzu Angel (2006)
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Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Country: Soviet Union, UK
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: mind bending, realistic, serious, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: mental institution, murder, assassination, time travel, changing the past or future, misfit, politics, crimes, dishonesty, split personality, deadly, state affairs ...
Time: 90s, 1910s, 1990s
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: captivating, emotional, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, starvation, adultery, dominatrix, jail, brothel, couples, reform, husband wife relationship, painter, kept woman, brothel madam ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: england, london
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Francesco (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Italy, West Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The life of St. Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) as related by followers who gather after his death to tell stories so that Leone can record them: a privileged and virile youth, a prisoner of war, an heir who turns away from his father and gives all to ...
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31%
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Russia, Italy
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The life of Michelangelo Buonarroti.
Style: uplifting, intellectual, captivating, sentimental, inspirational
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Country: Soviet Union
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Artemisia (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: factual, sexy, sexual, erotic, stylized ...
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