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Walesa: Man of Hope (2013)
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Walesa: Man of Hope (2013)
Original name: Wałęsa. Człowiek z nadziei
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: How was it possible that a single man influenced contemporary world so significantly? This film is an attempt to capture the phenomenon of a common man’s metamorphosis into a charismatic leader — an attempt to see how a Gdansk shipyard electrician fighting for workers’ rights awakened a hidden desire for freedom in millions of people.
Style: captivating, realistic, humorous, psychological, tense, touching, uplifting, bleak, gloomy, serious
Plot: revolution, fighting the system, rebellion, politics, ambition, rivalry, leadership, against the odds, rebelliousness, idealism, disorder, righting the wronged, labor union, heroes, couple relations, anti hero, follow your dream, hopes, dishonesty, life turned upside down, underdog, state affairs, anti heroes, solidarity, leader ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: poland, warsaw poland

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Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1932
Place: ireland, new york
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, captivating, tense
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Genre: Biography, Drama
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Duration: 206 min.
Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, tense
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Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
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King of the Sands (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Duration: 92 min.
Story: A daring, compelling and controversial take on the life of prince Abdulaziz Al Saud (Ibn Saud), founder of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Style: realistic, epic, serious, captivating
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Che! (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Duration: 96 min.
Story: Biography of Argentinian revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara, who helped Fidel Castro in his struggle against the corrupt Batista regime, eventually resulting in the overthrow of that government and Castro's taking over of Cuba. The ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama
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Duration: 126 min.
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Style: thought provoking, touching, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
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Duration: 95 min.
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Duration: 123 min.
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