Tagged: genre: historical

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Guillotines, The (2012)

Set during the Manchurian rule of the Qing Dynasty, the Empire had set up an assassination squad known as the Guillotines set to kill anyone who dared to oppose the Emperor.

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Farewell, My Queen

Based on the novel by French historian Chantal Thomas, Les Adieux à la Reine tells the fictionalized relationship that Queen Marie Antoinette had with her reader during the final days before the French Revolution in 1789.

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Sophie Scholl: The Final Days

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days chronicles the last days of Scholl’s life after she’s caught distributing ‘anti-government’ printouts during the not-so-final days of Nazi Germany.

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No (Chilean Film)

No is an interesting look at some of Chile’s history with some of the coolest production design around.

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Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty is a well-made effort from Bigelow that lets down some strong actors thanks to Mark Boal’s script that lacks any real semblance of solid character development.

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Missing (1982)

Costa-Gavras presents a harrowing look at the events of the military coup in Chile, grounded in an American journalist who goes missing.

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Back to 1942

Back to 1942 chronicles the devastating famine that hit China’s Henan province, which displaced around 10 million people and killed 3 million, right in the middle of the Japanese invasion of China and World War II.

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Let Them Eat Cake

What do you get when you put comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders right in the middle of the debauchery of the Palace of Versailles in 1782?