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12 Strong
Year: 2018
Genre: Action / Drama / History / War
Rating: (6.6)
Country: USA
Runtime: 130 min.
Director: Nicolai Fuglsig
Studio: Torridon Films
Cast: Chris Hemsworth / Michael Shannon / Michael Peña / Navid Negahban / Trevante Rhodes / Geoff Stults / Thad Luckinbill / Austin Hébert / Austin Stowell / Ben O'Toole / Kenneth Miller / Kenny Sheard / Jack Kesy / Rob Riggle / William Fichtner
Plot:
The True Story of the Army's Special Forces "Green Berets", who within weeks responded to the 9-11 attack. Green Berets, with the help of the 160th SOAR(A), took over the country and allowed other Special Forces and the rest of the conventional military to begin the more publicly visible war.
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12 Years a Slave
Year: 2013
Genre: Biography / Drama / History
Rating: (8.1)
Country: See more
Runtime: 134 min.
Director: Steve McQueen
Studio: New Regency Pictures
Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor / Dwight Henry / Bryan Batt / Ashley Dyke / Kelsey Scott / Quvenzhané Wallis / Tony Bentley / Scoot McNairy / Taran Killam / Christopher Berry / Bill Camp / Chris Chalk / Dickie Gravois / Cameron Zeigler / Mister Mackey Jr.
Plot:
Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty personified by a malevolent slave owner, as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.
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1492: Conquest of Paradise
Year: 1992
Genre: Adventure / Biography / Drama / History
Rating: (6.5)
Country: UK / France / Spain
Runtime: 154 min.
Director: Ridley Scott
Studio: Paramount
Cast: Gérard Depardieu / Armand Assante / Sigourney Weaver / Loren Dean / Ángela Molina / Fernando Rey / Michael Wincott / Tchéky Karyo / Kevin Dunn / Frank Langella / Mark Margolis / Kario Salem / Billy L. Sullivan / Arnold Vosloo / John Heffernan
Plot:
Big budget account of Christopher Columbus' discovery of the Americas. Released in 1992 to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the discovery. Shows the disastrous effects the Europeans had on the original inhabitants, and Columbus' struggle to civilize the New World.
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A Mighty Heart
Year: 2007
Genre: Biography / Drama / History / Thriller / War
Rating: (6.6)
Country: USA / UK
Runtime: 108 min.
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Studio: Plan B Entertainment
Cast: Dan Futterman / Angelina Jolie / Archie Panjabi / Mushtaq Khan / Arif Khan / Mohammed Afzal / Daud Khan / Telal Saeed / Tipu Taheer / Amit Dhawan / Saira Nasir Khan / Aliya Khan / Sarah Mone / Bushra Parwani / Zafar Karachiwala
Plot:
On January 23, 2002, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is to fly from Karachi to Dubai with his pregnant wife, Mariane, also a reporter. On the day before, with great care, he has arranged an interview in a café with an Islamic fundamentalist cleric. When Danny doesn't return, Mariane initiates a search. Pakistani police, American embassy personnel, and the FBI examine witnesses, phone records, e-mails, and hard drives. Who has him? Where is he? There's also the why: because of U.S. abuse of prisoners at Guantanamo, because of a history of Journal cooperation with the CIA, because Pearl is a Jew? Through it all, Mariane is clearheaded, direct, and determined.
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Alatriste
Year: 2006
Genre: Adventure / Drama / History / Romance / Thriller / War
Rating: (6.1)
Country: Spain
Runtime: 145 min.
Director: Agustín Díaz Yanes
Studio: Estudios Picasso
Cast: Viggo Mortensen / Elena Anaya / Unax Ugalde / Eduard Fernández / Eduardo Noriega / Ariadna Gil / Juan Echanove / Javier Cámara / Antonio Dechent / Blanca Portillo / Francesc Garrido / Pilar López de Ayala / Jesús Castejón / Cristina Marcos / Luis Zahera
Plot:
Spain 17th century.Diego Alatriste, brave and heroic soldier, is fighting under his King's army in the Flandes region. His best mate, Balboa, falls in a trap and near to die ask to Diego, as his last desire, to looking after his son Inigo and grow him as a soldier. Alatriste has to come back to Madrid.
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Aleksandr Nevskiy
Year: 1938
Genre: Action / Biography / Drama / History / War
Rating: (7.6)
Country: Soviet Union
Runtime: 112 min.
Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein
Studio: Mosfilm
Cast: Nikolay Cherkasov / Andrei Abrikosov / Dmitriy Orlov / Vasili Novikov / Varvara Massalitinova / Valentina Ivashova / Aleksandra Danilova / Sergei Blinnikov / Lev Fenin / Nikolai Okhlopkov / Nikolai Arsky / Vladimir Yershov / Ivan Lagutin / Naum Rogozhin
Plot:
It is the 13th century, and Russia is overrun by foreign invaders. A Russian knyaz', or prince, Alexander Nevsky, rallies the people to form a ragtag army to drive back an invasion by the Teutonic knights. This is a true story based on the actual battle at a lake near Novgorod.
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Allonsanfàn
Year: 1974
Genre: Drama / History
Rating: (7)
Country: Italy
Runtime: 0 min.
Director: Paolo Taviani
Studio: Ministero del Turismo e dello Spettacolo
Cast: Marcello Mastroianni / Lea Massari / Mimsy Farmer / Laura Betti / Claudio Cassinelli / Stanko Molnar / Luisa De Santis / Benjamin Lev / Renato De Carmine / Biagio Pelligra / Michael Berger / Raul Cabrera / Alderice Casali / Roberto Frau / Cirylle Spiga
Plot:
A anarchist leader (Fulvio) wishes to retire, as he is old and tired. He tries to hide himself, but his friends find him and insist he carries on helping them.
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Amadeus
Year: 1984
Genre: Biography / Drama / History / Music
Rating: (8.3)
Country: USA / France / Czechoslovakia / Italy
Runtime: 160 min.
Director: Milos Forman
Studio: AMLF
Cast: F. Murray Abraham / Tom Hulce / Elizabeth Berridge / Roy Dotrice / Simon Callow / Christine Ebersole / Jeffrey Jones / Charles Kay / Kenneth McMillan / Kenny Baker / Lisbeth Bartlett / Barbara Bryne / Martin Cavina / Roderick Cook / Milan Demjanenko
Plot:
Antonio Salieri believes that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's music is divine and miraculous. He wishes he was himself as good a musician as Mozart so that he can praise the Lord through composing. He began his career as a devout man who believes his success and talent as a composer are God's rewards for his piety. He's also content as the respected, financially well-off, court composer of Austrian Emperor Joseph II. But he's shocked to learn that Mozart is such a vulgar creature, and can't understand why God favored Mozart to be his instrument. Salieri's envy has made him an enemy of God whose greatness was evident in Mozart. He is ready to take revenge against God and Mozart for his own musical mediocrity.
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Amistad
Year: 1997
Genre: Biography / Drama / History
Rating: (7.3)
Country: USA
Runtime: 155 min.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Studio: DreamWorks Pictures
Cast: Morgan Freeman / Nigel Hawthorne / Anthony Hopkins / Djimon Hounsou / Matthew McConaughey / David Paymer / Pete Postlethwaite / Stellan Skarsgård / Razaaq Adoti / Anna Paquin / Tomas Milian / Chiwetel Ejiofor / Geno Silva / Abu Bakaar Fofanah / Derrick N. Ashong
Plot:
Amistad is the name of a slave ship travelling from Cuba to the U.S. in 1839. It is carrying a cargo of Africans who have been sold into slavery in Cuba, taken on board, and chained in the cargo hold of the ship. As the ship is crossing from Cuba to the U.S., Cinque (Djimon Hounsou), who was a tribal leader in Africa, leads a mutiny and takes over the ship. They continue to sail, hoping to find their way back to Africa. Instead, they are misdirected and when they reach the United States, they are imprisoned as runaway slaves. They don't speak a word of English, and it seems like they are doomed to die for killing their captors when an abolitionist lawyer decides to take their case, arguing that they were free citizens of another country and not slaves at all. The case finally gets to the Supreme Court, where John Quincy Adams (Sir Anthony Hopkins) makes an impassioned and eloquent plea for their release.
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Amistad
Year: 1997
Genre: Biography / Drama / History
Rating: (7.3)
Country: USA
Runtime: 155 min.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Studio: DreamWorks Pictures
Cast: Morgan Freeman / Nigel Hawthorne / Anthony Hopkins / Djimon Hounsou / Matthew McConaughey / David Paymer / Pete Postlethwaite / Stellan Skarsgård / Razaaq Adoti / Anna Paquin / Tomas Milian / Chiwetel Ejiofor / Geno Silva / Abu Bakaar Fofanah / Derrick N. Ashong
Plot:
Amistad is the name of a slave ship travelling from Cuba to the U.S. in 1839. It is carrying a cargo of Africans who have been sold into slavery in Cuba, taken on board, and chained in the cargo hold of the ship. As the ship is crossing from Cuba to the U.S., Cinque (Djimon Hounsou), who was a tribal leader in Africa, leads a mutiny and takes over the ship. They continue to sail, hoping to find their way back to Africa. Instead, they are misdirected and when they reach the United States, they are imprisoned as runaway slaves. They don't speak a word of English, and it seems like they are doomed to die for killing their captors when an abolitionist lawyer decides to take their case, arguing that they were free citizens of another country and not slaves at all. The case finally gets to the Supreme Court, where John Quincy Adams (Sir Anthony Hopkins) makes an impassioned and eloquent plea for their release.
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And the Band Played On
Year: 1993
Genre: Drama / History
Rating: (7.8)
Country: USA
Runtime: 141 min.
Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Studio: HBO Films
Cast: Matthew Modine / Alan Alda / Patrick Bauchau / Nathalie Baye / Christian Clemenson / David Clennon / Phil Collins / Bud Cort / Alex Courtney / David Dukes / Richard Gere / David Marshall Grant / Ronald Guttman / Glenne Headly / Anjelica Huston
Plot:
This is the story of the first years of the AIDS epidemic in the United States and focuses on three key elements. Dr. Don Francis, an immunologist with experience in eradicating smallpox and containing the Ebola virus, joins the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to try and understand just what this disease is. They also have deal with bureaucracy and a government that doesn't seem to care. The gay community in San Francisco is divided on the nature of the disease, but also what should be done about it. Finally, this movie deals with the rivalry between Dr. Robert Gallo, the American virologist who previously discovered the first retrovirus and his French counterpart at the Pasteur Institute, Dr. Luc Montagnier, that led to disputed claims about who was first to identify the AIDS virus.
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Apollo 11
Year: 2019
Genre: Documentary / History
Rating: (8.2)
Country: USA
Runtime: 93 min.
Director: Todd Douglas Miller
Studio: Statement Pictures
Cast: Neil Armstrong / Michael Collins / Buzz Aldrin / Bruce McCandless II / Charles Duke / Jim Lovell / John F. Kennedy / Janet Armstrong / Deke Slayton / Clifford E. Charlesworth / H. David Reed / Gene Kranz / Bill Anders / Patricia Mary Finnegan / Andy Aldrin
Plot:
On its fiftieth anniversary, the events surrounding the actual Apollo 11 space mission are presented solely using archival footage and still photographs of or associated with the mission. The events span from the eleventh hour preparations for the launch to shortly after the safe touchdown of the capsule with its three astronauts back on Earth. The mission is historic as the first time humans had stepped on the surface of the Earth's moon. It arguably made household names of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin as the first and second to walk on the moon, and slightly less so for the third astronaut, Michael Collins, who remained inside the capsule at the time. It was arguably the most dangerous space mission at the time in part to the astronauts leaving the safety of the capsule.
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Apollo 13
Year: 1995
Genre: Adventure / Drama / History
Rating: (7.6)
Country: USA
Runtime: 140 min.
Director: Ron Howard
Studio: Imagine Entertainment
Cast: Tom Hanks / Bill Paxton / Kevin Bacon / Gary Sinise / Ed Harris / Kathleen Quinlan / Mary Kate Schellhardt / Miko Hughes / Max Elliott Slade / Jean Speegle Howard / Tracy Reiner / David Andrews / Michele Little / Chris Ellis / Emily Ann Lloyd
Plot:
Based on the true story of the ill-fated 13th Apollo mission bound for the moon. Astronauts Lovell, Haise and Swigert were scheduled to fly Apollo 14, but are moved up to 13. It's 1970, and The US has already achieved their lunar landing goal, so there's little interest in this "routine" flight.. until that is, things go very wrong, and prospects of a safe return fade.
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Backstabbing for Beginners
Year: 2018
Genre: Drama / History / Romance / Thriller
Rating: (6.2)
Country: Denmark / Canada / USA
Runtime: 108 min.
Director: Per Fly
Studio: Fortitude International
Cast: Theo James / Ben Kingsley / Belçim Bilgin / Jacqueline Bisset / Peshang Rad / Daniela Lavender / Rachel Wilson / Rossif Sutherland / Brian Markinson / Aidan Devine / Zahir Gilani / Hattie Kragten / Kardo Razzazi / Julie Khaner / Karim Doukkali
Plot:
In October 2002, twenty-four year old Michael Sullivan moves from a job in lobbying to one in the diplomatic corps at the UN, he getting the job despite he feeling the interview having gone badly. He comes from a family of diplomats with both his father and his older sister having served - the former who was killed in 1983 in the US Embassy bombing in Beirut - and thus feels it is in his blood, his hope to make some difference in the world. He is assigned to be the assistant to Costa Pasaris - Pasha - the Undersecretary to the Oil for Food program, the largest ever humanitarian program in the organization. The program is to have Iraqi oil sold at market value with no proceeds going to the regime of Saddam Hussein, in exchange for food and medicine to the Iraqi populace who have suffered under that regime in Hussein filling his own coffers instead. Pasha quickly begins to see Michael as a trusted and valuable aide for the program, particularly against naysayers, especially internal ...
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Backstabbing for Beginners
Year: 2018
Genre: Drama / History / Romance / Thriller
Rating: (6.2)
Country: Denmark / Canada / USA
Runtime: 108 min.
Director: Per Fly
Studio: Fortitude International
Cast: Theo James / Ben Kingsley / Belçim Bilgin / Jacqueline Bisset / Peshang Rad / Daniela Lavender / Rachel Wilson / Rossif Sutherland / Brian Markinson / Aidan Devine / Zahir Gilani / Hattie Kragten / Kardo Razzazi / Julie Khaner / Karim Doukkali
Plot:
In October 2002, twenty-four year old Michael Sullivan moves from a job in lobbying to one in the diplomatic corps at the UN, he getting the job despite he feeling the interview having gone badly. He comes from a family of diplomats with both his father and his older sister having served - the former who was killed in 1983 in the US Embassy bombing in Beirut - and thus feels it is in his blood, his hope to make some difference in the world. He is assigned to be the assistant to Costa Pasaris - Pasha - the Undersecretary to the Oil for Food program, the largest ever humanitarian program in the organization. The program is to have Iraqi oil sold at market value with no proceeds going to the regime of Saddam Hussein, in exchange for food and medicine to the Iraqi populace who have suffered under that regime in Hussein filling his own coffers instead. Pasha quickly begins to see Michael as a trusted and valuable aide for the program, particularly against naysayers, especially internal ...
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Barry Lyndon
Year: 1975
Genre: Adventure / Drama / History / War
Rating: (8.1)
Country: UK / USA
Runtime: 185 min.
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Studio: Hawk Films
Cast: Ryan O'Neal / Marisa Berenson / Patrick Magee / Hardy Krüger / Steven Berkoff / Marie Kean / Diana Körner / Murray Melvin / Frank Middlemass / André Morell / Godfrey Quigley / Leonard Rossiter / Philip Stone / Gay Hamilton / Arthur O'Sullivan
Plot:
In the eighteenth century, in a small village in Ireland, Redmond Barry (Ryan O'Neal) is a young farm boy in love with his cousin Nora Brady (Gay Hamilton). When Nora gets engaged to British Captain John Quin (Leonard Rossiter), Barry challenges him to a duel of pistols. He wins and escapes to Dublin, but is robbed on the road. Without an alternative, Barry joins the British Army to fight in the Seven Years War. He deserts and is forced to join the Prussian Army, where he saves the life of his Captain and becomes his protégé and spy of Irish gambler Chevalier de Balibari (Patrick Magee). He helps Chevalier and becomes his associate until he decides to marry the wealthy Lady Lyndon (Marisa Berenson). They move to England and Barry, in his obsession of nobility, dissipates her fortune and makes a dangerous and revengeful enemy.
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Beau Brummell
Year: 1954
Genre: Biography / Drama / History
Rating: (6.4)
Country: UK / USA
Runtime: 113 min.
Director: Curtis Bernhardt
Studio: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Cast: Stewart Granger / Elizabeth Taylor / Peter Ustinov / Robert Morley / James Donald / James Hayter / Rosemary Harris / Paul Rogers / Noel Willman / Peter Dyneley / Charles Carson / Ernest Clark / Peter Bull / Mark Dignam / Desmond Roberts
Plot:
In eighteenth century England, Captain George Bryan "Beau" Brummell is an upper-class dandy. He has to leave the Army after having insulted the Prince of Wales. This gives him the opportunity to start a smear campaign against the Prince. The Prince, who is tired of all of the yes-men around him, hires him as his chief advisor.
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Bobby
Year: 2006
Genre: Biography / Drama / History
Rating: (7)
Country: USA
Runtime: 117 min.
Director: Emilio Estevez
Studio: The Weinstein Company
Cast: Harry Belafonte / Joy Bryant / Nick Cannon / Emilio Estevez / Laurence Fishburne / Brian Geraghty / Heather Graham / Anthony Hopkins / Helen Hunt / Joshua Jackson / David Krumholtz / Ashton Kutcher / Shia LaBeouf / Lindsay Lohan / William H. Macy
Plot:
Tuesday, June 4, 1968: the California Presidential primary. As day breaks, Robert F. Kennedy arrives at the Ambassador Hotel. He'll campaign, then speak to supporters at midnight. To capture the texture of the late 1960s, we see vignettes at the hotel: a couple marries so he can avoid Vietnam, kitchen staff discuss race and baseball, a man cheats on his wife, another is fired for racism, a retired hotel doorman plays chess in the lobby with an old friend, a campaign strategist's wife needs a pair of black shoes, two campaign staff trip on LSD, a lounge singer is on the downhill slide. Through it all, we see and hear R.F.K. calling for a better society and a better nation.
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Braveheart
Year: 1995
Genre: Biography / Drama / History / War
Rating: (8.3)
Country: USA
Runtime: 178 min.
Director: Mel Gibson
Studio: Icon Entertainment International
Cast: James Robinson / Sean Lawlor / Sandy Nelson / James Cosmo / Sean McGinley / Alan Tall / Andrew Weir / Gerda Stevenson / Ralph Riach / Mhairi Calvey / Brian Cox / Patrick McGoohan / Peter Hanly / Sophie Marceau / Stephen Billington
Plot:
William Wallace is a Scottish rebel who leads an uprising against the cruel English ruler Edward the Longshanks, who wishes to inherit the crown of Scotland for himself. When he was a young boy, William Wallace's father and brother, along with many others, lost their lives trying to free Scotland. Once he loses another of his loved ones, William Wallace begins his long quest to make Scotland free once and for all, along with the assistance of Robert the Bruce.
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Brexit: The Uncivil War
Year: 2019
Genre: Biography / Drama / History
Rating: (7)
Country: UK
Runtime: 92 min.
Director: Toby Haynes
Studio: Channel 4 Television
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch / Sarah Belcher / Lucy Russell / Oliver Birch / Ross Hatt / Liz White / Simon Paisley Day / John Heffernan / Lee Boardman / Paul Ryan / Kate O'Flynn / Tim Steed / Nicholas Day / Tim McMullan / Malcolm Freeman
Plot:
Political strategist Dominic Cummings leads a popular but controversial campaign to convince British voters to leave the European Union from 2015 up until the present day.
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Bronenosets Potemkin
Year: 1925
Genre: Drama / History / Thriller / War
Rating: (8)
Country: Soviet Union
Runtime: 75 min.
Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein
Studio: Mosfilm
Cast: Aleksandr Antonov / Vladimir Barskiy / Grigoriy Aleksandrov / Ivan Bobrov / N. Poltavtseva / Prokhorenko / A. Glauberman / Beatrice Vitoldi / Sergei M. Eisenstein / Mikhail Gomorov / Aleksandr Levshin / Konstantin Feldman / Daniil Antonovich / Iona Biy-Brodskiy / Julia Eisenstein
Plot:
Based on the historical events the movie tells the story of a riot at the battleship Potemkin. What started as a protest strike when the crew was given rotten meat for dinner ended in a riot. The sailors raised the red flag and tried to ignite the revolution in their home port Odessa.
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Caligola
Year: 1979
Genre: Drama / History
Rating: (5.4)
Country: Italy
Runtime: 156 min.
Director: Tinto Brass
Studio: Penthouse Films International
Cast: Malcolm McDowell / Teresa Ann Savoy / John Gielgud / Peter O'Toole / Adriana Asti / Leopoldo Trieste / Paolo Bonacelli / John Steiner / Mirella D'Angelo / Helen Mirren / Guido Mannari / Giancarlo Badessi / Bruno Brive / Rick Parets / Paula Mitchell
Plot:
The rise and fall of the notorious Roman Emperor Caligula (Malcolm McDowell), showing the violent methods that he employs to gain the throne, and the subsequent insanity of his reign. He gives his horse political office and humiliates and executes anyone who even slightly displeases him. He also sleeps with his sister, organizes elaborate orgies and embarks on a fruitless invasion of Britain before meeting an appropriate end. There are various versions of this movie, ranging from the heavily truncated one hour and thirty-minute version to the legendary two hour and forty-minute hardcore version which leaves nothing to the imagination (though the hardcore scenes were inserted later and did not involve the main cast members).
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Camille Claudel
Year: 1988
Genre: Biography / Drama / History / Romance
Rating: (7.3)
Country: France
Runtime: 158 min.
Director: Bruno Nuytten
Studio: DD Productions
Cast: Isabelle Adjani / Gérard Depardieu / Madeleine Robinson / Katrine Boorman / Danièle Lebrun / Roger Planchon / Alain Cuny / Laurent Grévill / Philippe Clévenot / Maxime Leroux / Jean-Pierre Sentier / Aurelle Doazan / Madeleine Marie / Gérard Beaume / Martin Berléand
Plot:
Biography of Camille Claudel. Sister of writer Paul Claudel, her enthusiasm impresses already-famous sculptor Auguste Rodin. He hires her as an assistant, but soon Camille begins to sculpt for herself and for Rodin. She also becomes his mistress. But after a while, she would like to get out of his shadow...
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Catch a Fire
Year: 2006
Genre: Biography / Drama / History
Rating: (6.7)
Country: France / UK / South Africa / USA
Runtime: 101 min.
Director: Phillip Noyce
Studio: Working Title Films
Cast: Tim Robbins / Derek Luke / Bonnie Henna / Tumisho Masha / Terry Pheto / Jay Anstey / Nomhle Nkonyeni / Mncedisi Shabangu / Sithembiso Khumalo / Michele Burgers / Mpho Lovinga / Mxo / Charlotte Savage / Michael Mabizela / Eduan van Jaarsveldt
Plot:
A political thriller: the real-life story of a South African hero's journey to freedom. In the country's turbulent and divided times in the 1980s, Patrick Chamusso is an oil refinery foreman and soccer coach who is apolitical - until he and his wife Precious are jailed. Patrick is stunned into action against the country's oppressive reigning system, even as police Colonel Nic Vos further insinuates himself into the Chamussos' lives.
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Child 44
Year: 2015
Genre: Crime / Drama / History / Thriller
Rating: (6.5)
Country: Czech Republic / UK / USA / Russia
Runtime: 137 min.
Director: Daniel Espinosa
Studio: Summit Entertainment
Cast: Xavier Atkins / Mark Lewis Jones / Tom Hardy / Joel Kinnaman / Fares Fares / Karel Dobrý / Noomi Rapace / Agnieszka Grochowska / Petr Vanek / Jana Stryková / Jason Clarke / Ursina Lardi / Michael Nardone / Lottie Steer / Jemma O'Brien
Plot:
Based on the first of a trilogy by Tom Rob Smith and set in the Stalin era of the Soviet Union. The plot is about an idealistic pro-Stalin security officer who decides to investigate a series of child murders in a country where supposedly this sort of crime doesn't exist. The state would not hear of the existence of a child murderer let alone a serial killer. He gets demoted and exiled but decides, with just the help of his wife, to continue pursuing the case.
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Chronik der Anna Magdalena Bach
Year: 1968
Genre: Biography / Drama / History / Music
Rating: (7)
Country: West Germany / Italy
Runtime: 94 min.
Director: Danièle Huillet
Studio: IDI Cinematografica
Cast: Gustav Leonhardt / Christiane Lang / Paolo Carlini / Ernst Castelli / Hans-Peter Boye / Joachim Wolff / Rainer Kirchner / Eckart Bruntjen / Walter Peters / Kathrien Leonhard / Anja Fahrmann / Katja Drewanz / Bob van Asperen / Andreas Pangritz / Bernd Weikl
Plot:
A chronicle of Johann Sebastian Bach's life, eschewing drama to focus almost entirely on his music. Narrated by his wife Anna in voiceover, it consists largely of static scenes of Bach conducting and/or playing his brilliant compositions.
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Colette
Year: 2018
Genre: Biography / Drama / History
Rating: (6.7)
Country: UK / USA / France / Hungary / Netherlands
Runtime: 111 min.
Director: Wash Westmoreland
Studio: Number 9 Films
Cast: Keira Knightley / Fiona Shaw / Dominic West / Robert Pugh / Arabella Weir / Máté Haumann / Ray Panthaki / Al Weaver / Virág Bárány / Dickie Beau / Janine Harouni / Jake Graf / Sloan Thompson / Kylie Watt / Joe Geary
Plot:
After marrying successful Parisian writer Henry Gauthier-Villars, known commonly as "Willy" (Dominic West), Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. Colette, in turn, pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels. Colette's fight over creative ownership and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression.
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Darkest Hour
Year: 2017
Genre: Biography / Drama / Family / History / Thriller / War
Rating: (7.4)
Country: UK / USA
Runtime: 125 min.
Director: Joe Wright
Studio: Perfect World Pictures
Cast: Gary Oldman / Kristin Scott Thomas / Ben Mendelsohn / Lily James / Ronald Pickup / Stephen Dillane / Nicholas Jones / Samuel West / David Schofield / Richard Lumsden / Malcolm Storry / Benjamin Whitrow / Joe Armstrong / Adrian Rawlins / Hilton McRae
Plot:
During World War II, as Adolf Hitler's powerful Wehrmacht rampages across Europe, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Neville Chamberlain (Ronald Pickup), is forced to resign, recommending Sir Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) as his replacement. But even in his early days as the country's leader, Churchill is under pressure to commence peace negotiations with Hitler or to fight head-on the seemingly invincible Nazi regime, whatever the cost. However difficult and dangerous his decision may be, Churchill has no choice but to shine in the country's darkest hour.
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Drama Dogs
Year: 1969
Genre: Documentary / Biography / Drama / History
Rating: (0)
Country: USA
Runtime: 13 min.
Director: Michael Thanhouser
Plot:
For over 40 years, Victory Outreach Church in Oxnard California has been changing the lives of gang members through the power of drama. The church, which is primarily made up of former Latino gang members, uses their congregation to produce live dramas that preach the word of God. Enter Drama Dogs, the story of how some of these pious players of the stage turned their life around and what they will do to bring people towards Christ. With testimonials from a homie who was consumed by heroin until he found god and began writing dramas; to a gangbanger who found God after killing a man in a gang brawl, Dram Dogs is a story of redemption in the modern world.
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Dunkirk
Year: 2017
Genre: Action / Drama / History / Thriller / War
Rating: (7.9)
Country: UK / Netherlands / France / USA
Runtime: 106 min.
Director: Christopher Nolan
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Cast: Fionn Whitehead / Damien Bonnard / Aneurin Barnard / Lee Armstrong / James Bloor / Barry Keoghan / Mark Rylance / Tom Glynn-Carney / Tom Hardy / Jack Lowden / Michel Biel / Billy Howle / Mikey Collins / Luke Thompson / Constantin Balsan
Plot:
Evacuation of Allied soldiers from the British Empire, and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German Army from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May 26- June 04, 1940, during Battle of France in World War II.
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El jugador de ajedrez
Year: 2017
Genre: Drama / History / War
Rating: (6.3)
Country: Spain
Runtime: 98 min.
Director: Luis Oliveros
Studio: Hernández y Fernández Producciones Cinematográficas
Cast: Marc Clotet / Melina Matthews / Alejo Sauras / Stefan Weinert / Pau Durà / Mike Hoffmann / Maarten Dannenberg / Christian Stamm / Andrés Gertrúdix / Lionel Auguste / Iris Vallés Torres / Blanca Zurdo / Juan Del Santo / Péter Geltz / Eric Bonicatto
Plot:
In 1934 Diego Padilla wins the Spanish Championship of Chess and meets a French journalist, Marianne Latour, and they fall in love. At the end of the Civil War, Marianne convinces Diego to live in France with their daughter, where shortly afterwards Diego will be accused of spying by the Nazis and imprisoned in an SS prison. In prison, Diego will try to survive in a hostile environment thanks to Colonel Maier's passion for chess.
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Enemy at the Gates
Year: 2001
Genre: Drama / History / War
Rating: (7.6)
Country: Ireland / UK / France / Germany / USA
Runtime: 131 min.
Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Studio: Paramount
Cast: Jude Law / Ed Harris / Rachel Weisz / Joseph Fiennes / Bob Hoskins / Ron Perlman / Eva Mattes / Gabriel Thomson / Matthias Habich / Sophie Rois / Ivan Shvedoff / Clemens Schick / Mario Bandi / Hans Martin Stier / Mikhail Matveev
Plot:
In World War II, the fall of Stalingrad will mean the collapse of the whole country. The Germans and Russians are fighting over every block, leaving only ruins behind. The Russian sniper Vassili Zaitsev stalks the Germans, taking them out one by one, thus hurting the morale of the German troops. The political officer Danilov leads him on, publishing his efforts to give his countrymen some hope. But Vassili eventually starts to feel that he can not live up to the expectations on him. He and Danilov fall in love with the same girl, Tanya, a female soldier. From Germany comes the master sniper König to put an end to the extraordinary skilled Russian sniper.
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Exodos 1826
Year: 2017
Genre: Adventure / Biography / History / War
Rating: (6.9)
Country: Greece
Runtime: 0 min.
Director: Vasilis Tsikaras
Studio: Aratos Films
Cast: Maria Androutsou / Dimitris Papadopoulos / Leonidas Kakouris / Vasilis Tsikaras / Christos Batzios / Kostas Antoniadis / Kyriakos Chrysidhs / Dimitris Dimou / Stavros Doukouziannis / Dimitris Elias / Vasiliki Graikou / Giorgos Hatzitheodorou / Nikos Ioannidis / Stavros Karageorgiadis / Maria Klearchou
Plot:
Captain Mihos Floros returns to Samarina to gather more men and lead them to the besieged by the Ottomans, Missolonghi, in order to assist the fight of the resistance at General Makris' bastion. With his personal friend Elias Manakas and 25 more men by his side, begins the long journey to get to Missolonghi and join Zisis Hatzimatis and the rest of their fellow countrymen. On March 1826, they start a journey full of adversities through the mountains. Back at the village of Samarina, the women try to find out from Heleni Floros the real reason their husbands had to leave in a hurry. Meanwhile, Ibrahim Pasha and the Turkish commandant of Arta, N. Servan, get ready to launch the final assault on Missolonghi.
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Ferrari 312B: Where the Revolution Begins
Year: 2017
Genre: Documentary / History / Sport
Rating: (6.4)
Country: Italy
Runtime: 85 min.
Director: Andrea Marini
Studio: Tarpini Production
Cast: Niki Lauda / Jackie Stewart / Paolo Barilla / Gerhard Berger / Bob Constanduros / Damon Hill / Jacky Ickx / Nigel Roebuck
Plot:
In a race against time and all odds, the revolutionary F1 racing car Ferrari 312B will get back on the Monaco circuit, 46 years later, under the wing of its creator, the genius engineer Mauro Forghieri.
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First Man
Year: 2018
Genre: Biography / Drama / History
Rating: (7.3)
Country: USA / Japan
Runtime: 141 min.
Director: Damien Chazelle
Studio: DreamWorks Pictures
Cast: Ryan Gosling / Claire Foy / Jason Clarke / Kyle Chandler / Corey Stoll / Patrick Fugit / Christopher Abbott / Ciarán Hinds / Olivia Hamilton / Pablo Schreiber / Shea Whigham / Lukas Haas / Ethan Embry / Brian d'Arcy James / Cory Michael Smith
Plot:
A Biopic on the life of the legendary American Astronaut Neil Armstrong from 1961-1969, on his journey to becoming the first human to walk the moon. Exploring the sacrifices and costs on the Nation and Neil himself, during one of the most dangerous missions in the history of space travel.
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First They Killed My Father
Year: 2017
Genre: Biography / Drama / History / War
Rating: (7.2)
Country: Cambodia / USA
Runtime: 136 min.
Director: Angelina Jolie
Studio: Bophana Production
Cast: Sareum Srey Moch / Henry Kissinger / Richard Nixon / Phoeung Kompheak / Sveng Socheata / Mun Kimhak / Heng Dara / Khoun Sothea / Sarun Nika / Run Malyna / Oun Srey Neang / Horm Chhora / Mony Ros / Tharoth Sam / Nout Sophal
Plot:
In the 70's, a Cambodian middle-class girl sees the lives of her family and her turning upside-down when the Khmer Rouge invades the Cambodia. They leave their comfortable apartment and lifestyle to live in a primitive working camp. Her father, a former officer, is killed and the family splits to survive.
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Flyboys
Year: 2006
Genre: Action / Drama / History / Romance / War
Rating: (6.5)
Country: UK / USA
Runtime: 140 min.
Director: Tony Bill
Studio: Flyboys Films
Cast: James Franco / Mac McDonald / Philip Winchester / Todd Boyce / Ruth Bradley / Jean-Philippe Écoffey / Tim Pigott-Smith / Tyler Labine / David Ellison / Jean Reno / Scott Hazell / Karen Ford / Abdul Salis / Gail Downey / Augustin Legrand
Plot:
Before the United States enters World War I, some American youths volunteer for the French military. Subsequently, they become the first U.S. fighter pilots and form a squadron known as the Lafayette Escadrille, whose exploits and heroism become the stuff of legend. This fictional version follows a laconic Texas rancher, an eager Nebraska kid, a Black boxer already in France, and a New York swell, as they arrive green for training, get their baptism by fire when German planes ambush them on their first mission, and graduate to heroics. Rawlings, the Texan, falls in love with a young woman he meets at a brothel.
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Glory
Year: 1989
Genre: Biography / Drama / History / War
Rating: (7.8)
Country: USA
Runtime: 122 min.
Director: Edward Zwick
Studio: Freddie Fields Productions
Cast: Matthew Broderick / Denzel Washington / Cary Elwes / Morgan Freeman / Andre Braugher / John Finn / Donovan Leitch Jr. / JD Cullum / Alan North / Bob Gunton / Cliff De Young / RonReaco Lee / Jay O. Sanders / Jihmi Kennedy / Christian Baskous
Plot:
Shaw was an officer in the Federal Army during the American Civil War who volunteered to lead the first company of black soldiers. Shaw was forced to deal with the prejudices of both the enemy (who had orders to kill commanding officers of blacks), and of his own fellow officers.
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History of the World: Part I
Year: 1981
Genre: Comedy / History / Musical
Rating: (6.9)
Country: USA
Runtime: 92 min.
Director: Mel Brooks
Studio: Brooksfilms
Cast: Mel Brooks / Dom DeLuise / Madeline Kahn / Harvey Korman / Cloris Leachman / Ron Carey / Gregory Hines / Pamela Stephenson / Shecky Greene / Sid Caesar / Mary-Margaret Humes / Orson Welles / Rudy De Luca / Leigh French / Richard Karron
Plot:
From the dawn of man to the distant future, mankind's evolution (or lack thereof) is traced. Often ridiculous but never serious, we learn the truth behind the Roman Emperor, we learn what really happened at the Last Supper, the circumstances that surrounded the French Revolution, how to test eunuchs, and what kind of shoes the Spanish Inquisitor wore.
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Hyde Park on Hudson
Year: 2012
Genre: Biography / Comedy / Drama / History
Rating: (5.8)
Country: UK
Runtime: 94 min.
Director: Roger Michell
Studio: Free Range Films
Cast: Bill Murray / Laura Linney / Samuel West / Olivia Colman / Elizabeth Marvel / Olivia Williams / Elizabeth Wilson / Martin McDougall / Andrew Havill / Eleanor Bron / Tim Beckmann / Guy Paul / Samantha Dakin / Nancy Baldwin / Eben Young
Plot:
In 1930s Hudson Valley, Margaret "Daisy" Suckley is reacquainted with her distant cousin, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, to help him relax at his family estate. That aid soon develops into much more as they become lovers. That puts Daisy in a unique position as Roosevelt receives the King and Queen of Britain in 1939 for a visit. As the Royal couple copes with the President's oddly plebeian arrangements, Daisy learns that there is far more to Roosevelt's life than she realized. With the world about to be set ablaze by war, friendships are struck and perspectives are gained on that special weekend that would make all the difference with a great, but very human, president.
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I racconti di Canterbury
Year: 1972
Genre: Comedy / Drama / History
Rating: (6.5)
Country: Italy / France
Runtime: 111 min.
Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Studio: Les Productions Artistes Associés
Cast: Hugh Griffith / Laura Betti / Ninetto Davoli / Franco Citti / Josephine Chaplin / Alan Webb / Pier Paolo Pasolini / Vernon Dobtcheff / Orla Pederson / Nicholas Smith / Dan Thomas / J.P. Van Dyne / Adrian Street / Derek Deadman / George Bethell Datch
Plot:
Pasolini's artistic, sometimes violent, always vividly cinematic retelling of some of Chaucer's most erotic tales.
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Il Decameron
Year: 1971
Genre: Comedy / Drama / History / Romance
Rating: (7.1)
Country: Italy / France / West Germany
Runtime: 111 min.
Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Studio: Artemis Film
Cast: Franco Citti / Ninetto Davoli / Vincenzo Amato / Angela Luce / Maria Gabriella Maione / Pier Paolo Pasolini / Jovan Jovanovic / Giuseppe Zigaina / Vincenzo Cristo / Giorgio Iovine / Salvatore Bilardo / Vincenzo Ferrigno / Luigi Seraponte / Antonio Diddio / Mirella Catanesi
Plot:
An adaptation of nine stories from Bocaccio's "Decameron": **** Segment 1: A young man from Perugia is swindled twice in Naples, but ends up rich; **** Segment 2: A man poses as a deaf-mute in a convent of curious nuns; **** Segment 3: A woman must hide her lover when her husband comes home early; **** Segment 4: A scoundrel fools a priest on his deathbed; **** Segment 5: Three brothers take revenge on their sister's lover; **** Segment 6: A young girl sleeps on the roof to meet her boyfriend at night; **** Segment 7: A group of painters wait for inspiration; **** Segment 8: A crafty priest attempts to seduce his friend's wife; **** Segment 9: Two friends make a pact to find out what happens after death.
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Il fiore delle mille e una notte
Year: 1974
Genre: Comedy / Drama / Fantasy / History / Romance
Rating: (6.8)
Country: Italy / France
Runtime: 130 min.
Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Studio: Les Productions Artistes Associés
Cast: Ninetto Davoli / Franco Citti / Franco Merli / Ines Pellegrini / Elisabetta Genovese / Tessa Bouché / Margareth Clémenti / Luigina Rocchi / Alberto Argentino / Francesco Paolo Governale / Salvatore Sapienza / Zeudi Biasolo / Barbara Grandi / Gioacchino Castellini / Abadit Ghidei
Plot:
In this film inspired by the ancient erotic and mysterious tales of Mid-West Asia, the main story concerns an innocent young man who comes to fall in love with a slave who selected him as her master. After his foolish error causes their separation, he travels in search of her. Various other travelers who recount their own tragic and romantic experiences include stories of a young man who becomes enraptured by a mysterious woman on his wedding day, and a man who is determined to free a woman from a demon.
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Ivan Groznyy
Year: 1945
Genre: Biography / Drama / History
Rating: (7.8)
Country: Soviet Union
Runtime: 103 min.
Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein
Set: Ivan The Terrible Collection
Studio: Mosfilm
Cast: Nikolay Cherkasov / Lyudmila Tselikovskaya / Serafima Birman / Mikhail Nazvanov / Mikhail Zharov / Amvrosi Buchma / Mikhail Kuznetsov / Pavel Kadochnikov / Andrei Abrikosov / Vladimir Balashov / Vsevolod Pudovkin / Aleksandr Mgebrov / Maksim Mikhaylov / Semyon Timoshenko / Aleksandr Rumnev
Plot:
In 1547, Ivan IV (1530-1584), archduke of Moscow, crowns himself Tsar of Russia and sets about reclaiming lost Russian territory. In scenes of his coronation, his wedding to Anastasia, his campaign against the Tartars in Kazan, his illness when all think he will die, recovery, campaigns in the Baltic and Crimea, self-imposed exile in Alexandrov, and the petition of Muscovites that he return, his enemies among the boyars threaten his success. Chief among them are his aunt, who wants to advance the fortunes of her son, a simpleton, and Kurbsky, a warrior prince who wants both power and the hand of Anastasia. Ivan deftly plays to the people to consolidate his power.
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Ivan Groznyy. Skaz vtoroy: Boyarskiy zagovor
Year: 1958
Genre: Biography / History
Rating: (7.9)
Country: Soviet Union
Runtime: 88 min.
Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein
Set: Ivan The Terrible Collection
Studio: Mosfilm
Cast: Nikolay Cherkasov / Serafima Birman / Pavel Kadochnikov / Mikhail Zharov / Amvrosi Buchma / Vsevolod Pudovkin / Mikhail Kuznetsov / Andrei Abrikosov / Vladimir Balashov / Mikhail Nazvanov / Pavel Massalsky / Ada Vojtsik / Aleksandr Mgebrov / Erik Pyryev
Plot:
His wife dead from poisoning and his chief warrior, Kurbsky, defected to the Poles, Ivan is lonely as he pursues a unified Russia with no foreign occupiers. Needing friendship, he brings to court Kolychev, now Philip the monk, and makes him metropolitan bishop of Moscow. Philip, however, takes his cues from the boyars and tries to bend Ivan to the will of the church. Ivan faces down Philip and lets loose his private force, the Oprichniks, on the boyars. Led by the Tsar's aunt, Euphrosyne, the boyers plot to assassinate Ivan and enthrone her son, Vladimir. At a banquet, Ivan mockingly crowns Vladimir and sends him in royal robes into the cathedral where the assassin awaits.
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J'accuse
Year: 2019
Genre: Drama / History / Thriller
Rating: (7.2)
Country: France / Italy
Runtime: 132 min.
Director: Roman Polanski
Studio: ToMmY K. PICTURES
Cast: Jean Dujardin / Louis Garrel / Emmanuelle Seigner / Grégory Gadebois / Wladimir Yordanoff / Melvil Poupaud / Mathieu Amalric / Laurent Stocker / Vincent Perez / Vincent Grass / Denis Podalydès / Hervé Pierre / Didier Sandre / Eric Ruf / Michel Vuillermoz
Plot:
In 1894, French Captain Alfred Dreyfus is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment at Devil's island.
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Jesus Christ Superstar
Year: 1973
Genre: Drama / History / Musical
Rating: (7.4)
Country: USA
Runtime: 106 min.
Director: Norman Jewison
Studio: Universal Pictures
Cast: Ted Neeley / Carl Anderson / Yvonne Elliman / Barry Dennen / Larry Marshall / Josh Mostel / Paul Thomas / Robert LuPone / Bob Bingham / Kurt Yaghjian / Pi Douglass / Jonathan Wynne / Thommie Walsh / Richard Molinare / David Devir
Plot:
Based on a concept album project written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, and the subsequent long-running Broadway performance, this film tells the story of the final 6 days in the life of Jesus Christ through the troubled eyes of Judas Iscariot. Too often mis-labeled a musical, this film is a "rock opera." There are no spoken lines, everything is sung.
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Jin ling shi san chai
Year: 2011
Genre: Drama / History / Romance / War
Rating: (7.6)
Country: China / Hong Kong
Runtime: 146 min.
Director: Yimou Zhang
Studio: New Picture Company
Cast: Christian Bale / Ni Ni / Xinyi Zhang / Doudou Zhang / Dawei Tong / Atsuro Watabe / Takashi Yamanaka / Tianyuan Huang / Xiting Han / Kefan Cao / Yangchunzi Yuan / Jia Sun / Yuemin Li / Bai Xue / Shigeo Kobayashi
Plot:
In 1937 China, during the second Sino-Japanese war, a mortician, John (Christian Bale) arrives at a Catholic church in Nanjing to prepare a priest for burial. Upon arrival he finds himself the lone adult among a group of convent girl students and prostitutes from a nearby brothel. When he finds himself in the unwanted position of protector of both groups from the horrors of the invading Japanese army, he discovers the meaning of sacrifice and honor.
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Jin yi wei
Year: 2010
Genre: Action / History / Thriller
Rating: (6.3)
Country: Hong Kong / China / Singapore
Runtime: 114 min.
Director: Daniel Lee
Studio: Shanghai Film Group
Cast: Donnie Yen / Wei Zhao / Chun Wu / Sammo Kam-Bo Hung / Kate Tsui / Yuwu Qi / Damian Lau / Wu Ma / Kar-Ying Law / Kuan Tai Chen / Hark-On Fung / Zhi-Hui Chen / Xiangdong Xu / Loi-Kwan Kam / Liu Zhuo-Ling
Plot:
A kung fu thriller set during the Ming Dynasty and centered on a secret service agent (Donnie Yen) in the emperor's court who is betrayed and then hunted by his colleagues.
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Kagemusha
Year: 1980
Genre: Drama / History / War
Rating: (8)
Country: Japan / USA
Runtime: 180 min.
Director: Akira Kurosawa
Studio: Toho Company, Ltd.
Cast: Tatsuya Nakadai / Tsutomu Yamazaki / Jinpachi Nezu / Daisuke Ryû / Masayuki Yui / Kaori Momoi / Ken'ichi Hagiwara / Hideji Ôtaki / Mitsuko Baishô / Hideo Murota / Takayuki Shiho / Kôji Shimizu / Noboru Shimizu / Sen Yamamoto / Shuhei Sugimori
Plot:
When a powerful warlord in medieval Japan dies, a poor thief recruited to impersonate him finds difficulty living up to his role and clashes with the spirit of the warlord during turbulent times in the kingdom.
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