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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

IMDb: 7.4
2017
90min

The world’s most beautiful woman was also the secret inventor of secure wifi, bluetooth and GPS communications, but her arresting looks stood in the way of her being given the credit she deserved… until now.

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Print the Legend

Print the Legend

Print the Legend

IMDb: 7.1
2014
100min

3D printing is changing the world – from printing guns and human organs to dismantling the world’s industrial infrastructure by enabling home manufacturing. The 3D Printing revolution has begun. Who will make it?

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Milada

Milada

Milada

IMDb: 6.2
2017
130min

The story of communist show-trial victim Milada Horáková. Horáková was one of the first victims of the communist regime in Czechoslovakia. She opposed the communist coup in 1948 but did not leave the country. She was arrested and tried for treason on fabricated charges in a show trial that was broadcast on the radio and shown in film clips. The film focuses on the time from 1945 to 1950 when the communists took over, but also goes back a little further in Horáková’s life into the late 1930s

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The Winter War

The Winter War

The Winter War

IMDb: 7.8
1989
189min

Russia attacked Finland in late November 1939. This film tells the story of a Finnish platoon of reservists from the municipality of Kauhava in the province of Pohjanmaa/Ostrobothnia who leave their homes and go to war. The film focuses on the farmer brothers Martti and Paavo Hakala.

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Goodbye Christopher Robin

Goodbye Christopher Robin

Goodbye Christopher Robin

IMDb: 7.2
2017
107min

The behind the scenes story of the life of A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son Christopher Robin.

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Beyond the Spectrum

Beyond the Spectrum

Beyond the Spectrum

IMDb: 6.9
2017
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A Return to Grace: Luther’s Life and Legacy

A Return to Grace: Luther’s Life and Legacy

A Return to Grace: Luther’s Life and Legacy

IMDb: 8.5
2017
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The King’s Choice

The King’s Choice

The King’s Choice

IMDb: 7.3
2016
133min

On 9 April 1940, German soldiers arrive in the city of Oslo. The King of Norway faces a choice that will change his country forever. The King’s Choice is a story about the three most dramatic days in Norway’s history, the royal family’s escape and King Haakon’s difficult choice after Nazi Germany’s invasion of Norway.

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Z

Z

Z

IMDb: 8.2
1969
127min

Repression is the rule of the day in this film that skewers Greek governance of the 1960s. Z, a leftist rabble rouser, is killed in what appears to be a traffic accident. But given the political climate, the death of such a prominent activist raises troubling questions. Though it’s too late to save Z’s life, a postmortem examination suggests that the ruling party was behind his death. As the facts leak out, those who tell the truth pay the price for their honesty.

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Chasing the Dragon

Chasing the Dragon

Chasing the Dragon

IMDb: 7.2
2017
128min

An illegal immigrant from Mainland China sneaks into the corrupt British-colonized Hong Kong in 1963, transforming himself into a ruthless drug lord.

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Salyut 7

Salyut 7

Salyut 7

IMDb: 7.2
2017
106min

Salyut 7, the Soviet space station, was orbiting Earth in unmanned regime. Suddenly it stops responding to signals from the Ground Control. Fall of this station, the pride of soviet science and space industry, would not only damage the image of the country, but also bring upon tragedy, probably with loss of life. Astronauts have to be sent to the station to find what caused the breakdown and prevent the catastrophe. However, nobody has ever docked an uncontrolled object in space. To this day this is the most technically complicated mission in the history of the world of space navigation.

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Gintama

Gintama

Gintama

IMDb: 6.6
2017
130min

In an era where aliens have invaded and taken over feudal Tokyo, a young samurai finds work however he can.

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A Real Vermeer

A Real Vermeer

A Real Vermeer

IMDb: 5.9
2016
105min

Young and talented Han van Meegeren is a rebel in the early 1920’s Amsterdam art-scene. Because he paints in the style of his idols Rembrandt and Vermeer, critics find his work old-fashioned and they call him a copycat. Just to prove a point, he produces a fake Vermeer and tries to pass it off as a real one. It works. Instead of revealing the truth and thereby embarrassing the art world, he continues to make money off of his many forgeries. Soon he is caught in a web of lies and deceit, and his life spins out of control. Then one day, high ranking Nazi Hermann Göring knocks on his door, looking for a Vermeer for his private collection…

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Te Ata

Te Ata

Te Ata

IMDb: 7.4
2016
105min

The extraordinary life of Chickasaw Nation citizen Mary Thompson Fisher is given a heartfelt tribute in this moving look at a culture in transition, and the way one woman used her voice to keep Native traditions and stories alive. Raised in Indian Territory, Fisher left home to pursue her dream of becoming an actress, only to find that her true calling was at home all along. From Chautauquas to Broadway and even the White House, Fisher traveled the world performing Native American songs and stories for heads of state, American presidents, and European royalty. Featuring Chickasaw citizens both in front of and be-hind the camera, this touching portrait starring Q’orianka Kilcher (“The New World”) and Graham Greene honors a woman whose own story was the most inspiring one she never told. -TCFF database

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Himiko

Himiko

Himiko

IMDb: 7.1
1974
100min

The myth of the Sun Goddess who founded Japanese society is seen through the lens of a modern view of history.

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Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House

Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House

Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House

IMDb: 6.3
2017
103min

The story of Mark Felt, who under the name “Deep Throat” helped journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the Watergate scandal in 1974.

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Maze

Maze

Maze

IMDb: 6.8
2017
93min

Inspired by the true events of the infamous 1983 prison breakout of 38 IRA prisoners from HMP, which was to become the biggest prison escape in Europe since World War II.

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Nise: The Heart of Madness

Nise: The Heart of Madness

Nise: The Heart of Madness

IMDb: 7.7
2015
106min

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.

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Moleman 4: Longplay

Moleman 4: Longplay

Moleman 4: Longplay

IMDb: 8.7
2017
84min

It is the year 2546. Corporations rule the world, and an agent is on a secret mission to explore the untold stories of the past. His journey leads him into a secret virtual reality where one corporation has recreated the 1980s, an era that witnessed the birth of video game development, an event in which a politically and economically restricted small European country, Hungary, had a significant role. He discovers a strange but exciting world, where computers were smuggled through the Iron Curtain and serious engineers started developing games. This small country was still under Soviet pressure when a group of people managed to set up one of the first game development studios in the world, and western computer stores started clearing room on their shelves for Hungarian products.

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Across the Waters

Across the Waters

Across the Waters

IMDb: 6.0
2016
94min

Fuglene Over Sundet is the gripping tale of the Danish Jews’ escape to Sweden in October 1943.

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Hex

Hex

Hex

IMDb: 6.2
2017
88min

During the English Civil War, two opposing soldiers find themselves trapped in a forest controlled by a Witch.

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A Taxi Driver

A Taxi Driver

A Taxi Driver

IMDb: 8.0
2017
137min

May, 1980. Man-seob (SONG Kang-ho) is a taxi driver in Seoul who lives from hand to mouth, raising his young daughter alone. One day, he hears that there is a foreigner who will pay big money for a drive down to Gwangju city. Not knowing that he’s a German journalist with a hidden agenda, Man-seob takes the job.

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The Lost Wife of Robert Durst

The Lost Wife of Robert Durst

The Lost Wife of Robert Durst

IMDb: 6.7
2017
0min

Young and wide-eyed, Kathie falls in love with charming yet quirky real estate scion Robert Durst, only to find their marriage turning stranger, darker and more disturbing as time passes.

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On Wings of Eagles

On Wings of Eagles

On Wings of Eagles

IMDb: 6.9
2016
96min

Eric Liddell – China’s first gold medalist and one of Scotland’s greatest athletes – returns to war-torn China.

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Drain The Ocean: WWII

Drain The Ocean: WWII

Drain The Ocean: WWII

IMDb: 6.3
2016
45min

What lies beneath the ocean? World War Two left a great number of ships and submarines hidden beneath the waves. Now, as the oceans drain, each vessel reveals its secrets through new data-based 3D reconstructions. From the Arizona in Pearl Harbour’s shallows, whose destruction brought America into the war, to Nazi super ship the Bismarck and its mysterious end three miles down. From the flaming merchant ships secretly torpedoed by U-boats off tourist beaches of the USA, to the covert inventions of the Allies’ costly D-Day beachhead, and lastly to the troopship Leopoldville sunk with the needless deaths of 400 soldiers. Drain The Ocean exposes the truth.

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Romeo Is Bleeding

Romeo Is Bleeding

Romeo Is Bleeding

IMDb: 8.5
2015
96min

Donte Clark’s poetic voice was honed on the violent street corners of a struggling city. Yet rather than succumb to the pressures of Richmond, CA, Clark uses his artistic perspective to help save his city from itself.

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California Winter

California Winter

California Winter

IMDb: 6.8
2012
82min

Young real estate agent Clara Morales encouraged risky loans to her clients during the housing boom. She must now rescue her father’s home from foreclosure – a consequence of the loan she advised him to take.

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Walking with the Enemy

Walking with the Enemy

Walking with the Enemy

IMDb: 6.1
2013
124min

Regent Horthy is the leader of Hungary and a German ally, but his favorable standing with Hitler changes as the war comes to an end. Forced to cede Hungary’s power or else witness the execution of his son, Regent Horthy gives up control of his country to the Nazis, who quickly move Hungarians to ghettos and death camps, with no hope in sight. But the despair changes when a young man named Elek emerges. Separated from his family during the relocations and aided by the woman he loves , Elek defies the enemy by becoming one of them. In a race against time, disguised as a Nazi Officer he embarks on a mission to save his family and thousands of his countrymen.

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President’s Day

President’s Day

President’s Day

IMDb: 6.2
2016
90min

The zombified leaders of the free world rise from the dead to hunt down a group of ill-fated teens and give them a lethal lesson in American history. Their only hope for survival is to summon the demonic spirit of John Wilkes Booth.

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Unrest

Unrest

Unrest

IMDb: 8.3
2017
97min

When Harvard PhD student Jennifer Brea is struck down at 28 by a fever that leaves her bedridden, doctors tell her it’s “all in her head.” Determined to live, she sets out on a virtual journey to document her story—and four other families’ stories—fighting a disease medicine forgot.

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Alive and Kicking

Alive and Kicking

Alive and Kicking

IMDb: 7.4
2016
88min

Alive and Kicking gives the audience an intimate, insider’s view into the culture of the current swing dance world while shedding light on issues facing modern American society.

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Daddy

Daddy

Daddy

IMDb: 6.3
2017
134min

Set in the 70’s era of Mumbai and raised in the impoverished dagdi chawl’s, mill worker Arun Gulab Gawli rises to the position of a dreaded don, a politician and ultimately becomes the chief adversary of the renowned Dawood Ibrahim.

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The Showdown

The Showdown

The Showdown

IMDb: 6.0
2011
111min

In the 11th year of Kwang Hae-gun, Jo-seon soldiers go to war with China after an invasion. In the middle of Manchu, three people who have barely survived are being cornered by the Chinese forces, and begin a bloody battle not with their enemies but with their friends.

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Tubelight

Tubelight

Tubelight

IMDb: 4.1
2017
136min

Laxman Singh Bisht (Salman) is nicknamed tube light by his neighbours because he is feeble-minded. Despite being special, Laxman lives by one life-lesson; keep your faith alive and you can do almost anything, even stop a war.

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Spartacus

Spartacus

Spartacus

IMDb: 6.8
2004
174min

Sentenced to spend out the rest of his adult life laboring in the harsh deserts of Egypt, the Thracian slave Spartacus gets a new lease on life when he is purchased by the obese owner of a Roman gladiator school. Moved by the defiance of an Ethiopian warrior, Draba, Spartacus leads a slave uprising which threatens Rome’s status quo. As Spartacus gains sympathy within the Roman Senate, he also makes a powerful enemy in form of Marcus Lucinius Crassus, who makes it a matter of personal honor to crush the rebellion.

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A Frozen Flower

A Frozen Flower

A Frozen Flower

IMDb: 7.2
2008
133min

A historical drama set in the Koryo dynasty and focused on the relationship between a king and his bodyguard. Under the dominance of Yuan Dynasty China, the king of Goryeo Dynasty Korea is pressured to produce a successor to the throne. Unable to make love to his queen because he is in love with his bodyguard, Hong Lim, the king asks the two of them to sleep together instead. This sexual contact formulates a forbidden love between Hong Lim and the Queen.

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The Death of Louis XIV

The Death of Louis XIV

The Death of Louis XIV

IMDb: 7.0
2016
105min

August 1715. After going for a walk, Louis XIV feels a pain in his leg. The next days, the king keeps fulfilling his duties and obligations, but his sleep is troubled and he has a serious fever. He barely eats and weakens increasingly. This is the start of the slow agony of the greatest king of France, surrounded by his relatives and doctors.

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The Hornet’s Nest

The Hornet’s Nest

The Hornet’s Nest

IMDb: 6.5
2014
93min

Armed only with their cameras, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning conflict Journalist Mike Boettcher, and his son, Carlos, provide unprecedented access into the longest war in U.S. history.

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In This Corner of the World

In This Corner of the World

In This Corner of the World

IMDb: 8.0
2016
128min

Newlywed Suzu Urano moves to her new life in Kure City on the coast of Hiroshima Prefecture, where she perseveres through World War II with pluck and determination.

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Cast a Giant Shadow

Cast a Giant Shadow

Cast a Giant Shadow

IMDb: 6.4
1966
146min

An American Army officer is recruited by the yet to exist Israel to help them form an army. He is disturbed by this sudden appeal to his jewish roots. Each of Israel’s Arab neighbors has vowed to invade the poorly prepared country as soon as partition is granted. He is made commander of the Israeli forces just before the war begins.

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