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Longwave (2013)
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Longwave (2013)
Original name: Les grandes ondes (à l'ouest)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Switzerland, France, Portugal
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It is April 1974 and Julie Dujonc-Renens, young feminist journalist and the cunning Joseph-Marie Cauvin, leading reporter for the Swiss radio, have been sent to Portugal to investigate Switzerland’s aid to poor countries. Sparks fly during the bus trip with Bob, sound engineer approaching retirement. The projects financed by Switzerland prove to be calamitous and the workers’ revolution that suddenly breaks out doesn’t help, obliging our heroes to disregard first the radio’s management, and then their own codes of conduct.
Style: humorous, captivating, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: revolution, feminism, rebellion, on the road, society, memory loss, language barrier, womanizer, scoop, countryside, radio dj, dancing, school, female nudity, spring, journalist, song, radio, male nudity, feminist, racist, underwear, foreign language, portuguese, radio broadcast ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: europe, portugal, france, sweden, switzerland, lisbon portugal

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Free the Nipple (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: An army of passionate women launch a revolution to "Free the Nipple" and decriminalize the female body. Based on a true story, this mass movement of topless women, armed with First Amendment lawyers, graffiti installations and national ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, humorous, semi serious, light
Audience: girls' night
Plot: revolution, battle of the sexes, society, rebelliousness, fighting the system, rebellion, against the rules, feminism, journalist, female protagonist, strong female presence, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: usa, new york
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The Marchers (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1983, in France experiencing intolerance and racial violence , three young teens and the priest Minguettes launching a largely peaceful march for equality and against racism, over 1,000 km between Marseille and Paris . Despite the difficulties ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, thought provoking, biting ...
Plot: racism, human spirit, rebellion, fighting the system, society, life is a bitch, hopes, cross country, discrimination, immigrants, misfit, racial slur ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: france, lyon
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Paper Birds (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Jorge and Enrique are two artist in the post Spanish Civil War times that adopt an orphan child called Miguel. With a varieté company that travel around the country, Jorge and Enrique see the horrors left by the war meanwhile the Republic Army ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: performer's life, artists and showbiz, family relations, life is a bitch, society, orphan, spanish civil war, friendship, rivalry, adoption, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: spain, europe
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An Earthy Paradise for the Eyes (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: idealism, teenage life, rebellion, politics, hopes, actor's life, fighting the system, youth, rebelliousness, political unrest, parents and children, single parent ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1977
Place: czechoslovakia, prague, czech republic, europe
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Bolivar Is Me (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Colombia, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Santiago Miranda¸ an actor representing Bolivar in a television series¸ leaves furious recording because it disagrees with the scripts they oblige die Bolívar¸ against the wall. Between the lucidity and the madness¸ Miranda really acts as a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, captivating, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: actor's life, political unrest, revolution, politics, obsessive quest, artists and showbiz, state affairs, irony, delusion, satire, obsession, self delusion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: colombia, latin america
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Early Works (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Inspired by Karl Marx's "Das Kapital", three men and a girl named Jugoslava decide to wake up the conscience within the working class and peasants. Faced with the primitivism and a lack of morale, their revolution fails and the girl ...
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The Libertine (2000)
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Story: French philosopher Denis Diderot produces the first encyclopedia while indulging in 18th-century decadence.
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: fighting the system, against the rules, writer's life, rebelliousness, estate, rebellion, couple relations, idealism, society, clergy, religions or cults, free speech ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After living 45 years in Germany, the Turkish Hüseyin Yilmaz, seventy, announces to his family that he has bought a house in Turkey and they should return to make the necessary reforms. The idea is unwelcome and causes very heated discussions. In ...
Style: humorous, realistic, captivating, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: immigrants, family relations, language barrier, travel, family life, society, culture clash, social differences, parents and children, rejection, school, funeral ...
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The Divine Order (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Nora is a young housewife and mother, living in a quaint little village with her husband and their two sons. The Swiss countryside is untouched by the major social upheavals the movement of 1968 has brought about. Nora’s life is not affected ...
Style: humorous, sincere, captivating, light
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Beginning of the Great Revival (2011)
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Duration: 124 min.
Story: A chronicle of the events that led to the founding of the Chinese Communist Party.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
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Duration: 110 min.
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