Political Movies

List of the best movies about politics selected by visitors to our site: City Day, Judas and the Black Messiah, Outside the Wire, Lethal Kittens, DNA, The Man Standing Next, Brexit: The Uncivil War, The Best of Enemies, The King, The Public
In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
City Day (2021)
Mark
PlotPolitical
PlaceRussia, Small cities

The crazy comedy "City Day" tells about one day in the life of the inhabitants of the provincial Lyubyakino. Celebrating the City Day, people did not notice that the president himself had planned the working trip through the town. Sudden news plunges everyone into shock and creates chaos: the mayor, the district police officer, the priest and other heroes from this place, lost in the outback, forgotten by God and progress, must, in the shortest possible time, bring the city, actively celebrating, as the last time, into a decent look, in a hurry to mask the problems from the view from the guarded cortege and to depict that this is a place of high culture of everyday life.

Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)
Markimdb: 7.7
CharactersFBI
PlotOn real events, Undercover, Sects, Death, Justice, Political, Money, Freedom, Revolution
PlaceUSA, Prison, Hospitals

Bill O'Neal infiltrates the Black Panthers on the orders of FBI Agent Mitchell and J. Edgar Hoover. As Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton ascends—falling for a fellow revolutionary en route—a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul.

Outside the Wire (2021)
CharactersPartners, Military, Soldier, Spy, Terrorists, Snipers, Pilots, Robots
PlotArtificial Intelligence, Weapon, War, Death, Martial Arts, Survival, Political, Bank robbery, Hostage, Fight
PlaceAircraft
StyleNetflix, Unexpected ending, Cyberpunk

In the near future, a drone pilot is sent into a deadly militarized zone and must work with an android officer to locate a doomsday device.

Lethal Kittens (2020)
Markimdb: 8.3
PlotWar, Political, On real events, Fight
StyleAction, Patriotic

In 2014 Russia’s hybrid war against Ukraine turns hot. An engineer, actor, soccer coach and florist volunteer to fight on the front line. Unaware of the pivotal role they will play in the war, they discover the meaning of true leadership.

DNA (2020)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama, history
CountryFrance, Algeria
PlotDeath, Political
PlaceFrance
StyleFascinating

DNA revolves around a woman with close ties to a beloved Algerian grandfather who protected her from a toxic home life as a child. When he dies, it triggers a deep identity crisis as tensions between her extended family members escalate revealing new depths of resentment and bitterness.

The Man Standing Next (2020)
PlotPolitical, On real events
PlaceKorea, Asia, USA

In the 1970s, Korea is under the absolute control of the President Park who controls the KCIA, the organization with an edge over any branch of government. The director of KCIA, KIM Gyu-pyeong, is the seemingly most prospective second-in-command. In the midst of reign of fear, a former KCIA director, PARK Yong-gak who knows all about the government’s obscure operations, exiles to the U.S. where the investigation of ‘Koreagate’ is underway. As the tension escalates, the stifling political maneuvering by the all second-in-command’s unfolds.

Brexit: The Uncivil War (2019)
Mark8 (imdb: 7)
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:32
PlotOn real events, Political
PlaceEngland

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.

The Best of Enemies (2019)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:43
CharactersPartners, Parents, Teachers, Photographers
PlotOn real events, Political, Weapon
PlaceSchool
StyleDisturbing, Tense, Heavy, Soulful, Makes me think

Centers on the unlikely relationship between Ann Atwater, an outspoken civil rights activist, and C.P. Ellis, a local Ku Klux Klan leader who reluctantly co-chaired a community summit, battling over the desegregation of schools in Durham, North Carolina during the racially-charged summer of 1971. The incredible events that unfolded would change Durham and the lives of Atwater and Ellis forever.

The King (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Hungary, Australia
Duration01:59
CharactersKings, Friends, Princesses, Horses, Warriors, Archers
PlotLove, War, Political, Power, Confrontation
PlaceFrance, England
TimeMiddle Ages

England, 15th century. Hal, a capricious prince who lives among the populace far from court, is forced by circumstances to reluctantly accept the throne and become Henry V.

The Public (2019)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama
CountryUSA
CharactersPolice, Journalists
PlotPolitical, Confrontation
PlaceUSA, Los Angeles
StyleTouching

An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold.

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Where Does the Sea Flow? (2019)
Mark
Genredrama
CountryRussia
CharactersBusinessmen, Journalists
PlotPolitical, Money, Power
PlaceRussia

A conversation between famous politician and a teenager changes both of them...

Luce (2019)
Mark5 (imdb: 6.7)
Genredrama, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Teachers, Parents, Sisters
PlotPolitical, Parenting, Adoption, Computers, Internet, Mental disorders
PlaceSchool, USA, Party
StyleMakes me think, Tense

A star athlete and top student, Luce's idealized image is challenged by one of his teachers when his unsettling views on political violence come to light, putting a strain on family bonds while igniting intense debates on race and identity.

Motherless Brooklyn (2019)
Mark9 (imdb: 6.8)
Genredrama, crime, detective
CountryUSA
CharactersGangsters, Gangsters, Cats, Orphans, Taxi drivers
PlotPolitical, Obsession, Mystery, Investigation, Intrigue, Weapon, Money
PlaceNew York, Beach, Ghetto
StyleNoir

Lionel Essrog, a private detective living with Tourette syndrome, ventures to solve the murder of his mentor and best friend — a mystery that carries him from the gin-soaked jazz clubs of Harlem to the slums of Brooklyn to the gilded halls of New York's power brokers.

The Report (2019)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama, crime, biography, history
CountryUSA
CharactersJournalists, Psychologists, CIA
PlotInvestigation, Political, Computers, Justice

The story of Daniel Jones, lead investigator for the US Senate’s sweeping study into the CIA's Detention and Interrogation Program, which was found to be brutal, immoral and ineffective. With the truth at stake, Jones battled tirelessly to make public what many in power sought to keep hidden.

The Highwaymen (2019)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 6.9)
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:41
CharactersPartners, Bartenders, Singers, FBI
PlotOn real events, Bank robbery, Political, Gambling

In 1934, Frank Hamer and Manny Gault, two former Texas Rangers, are commissioned to put an end to the wave of vicious crimes perpetrated by Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, a notorious duo of infamous robbers and cold-blooded killers who nevertheless are worshiped by the public.

The Laundromat (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.3)
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:47
PlotInvestigation, Political, Justice, On real events
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Fascinating, Smart

When her idyllic vacation takes an unthinkable turn, Ellen Martin begins investigating a fake insurance policy, only to find herself down a rabbit hole of questionable dealings that can be linked to a Panama City law firm and its vested interest in helping the world's wealthiest citizens amass larger fortunes.

Amundsen (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.2)
Genredrama, adventure, biography, history
CountryNorway
Duration02:05
PlotOn real events, Snow, Cold, Expeditions, Political
PlaceAntarctica

Based on the true story of polar explorer, Roald Amundsen, this movie covers his life and the dangerous way to the pole.

Angel Has Fallen (2019)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA
Duration02:25
CharactersHackers, Presidential, FBI, Terrorists
PlotRevenge, Investigation, Betrayal, Justice, False accusations, Political, Mystery, Skirmishes, Chase
PlaceUSA
StyleAction, Exciting, Tense, Disturbing, Fascinating

After a treacherous attack, Secret Service agent Mike Banning is charged with attempting to assassinate President Trumbull. Chased by his own colleagues and the FBI, Banning begins a race against the clock to clear his name.

The Death & Life of John F. Donovan (2019)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Canada
CharactersActors, Celebrities
PlotPolitical
StyleMakes me think, Heavy, Depressive, Fascinating

A decade after the death of an American TV star, a young actor reminisces about the written correspondence he once shared with the former, as well as the impact those letters had on both their lives.

Long Shot (2019)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.8)
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration02:00
CharactersJournalists, Strong women, Presidential
PlotRivalry, Dancing, Love, Political
PlaceHotels, Party, Sea, Beach, Aircraft
StyleLight, Fascinating, Inspirational

Fred Flarsky is a gifted and free-spirited journalist who has a knack for getting into trouble. Charlotte Field is one of the most influential women in the world -- a smart, sophisticated and accomplished politician. When Fred unexpectedly runs into Charlotte, he soon realizes that she was his former baby sitter and childhood crush. When Charlotte decides to make a run for the presidency, she impulsively hires Fred as her speechwriter -- much to the dismay of her trusted advisers.

The Translators (2019)
Mark5 (imdb: 6.5)
Genrethriller, detective
CountryFrance, Belgium
PlotPolitical
PlaceFrance
StyleAction, Disturbing

Nine translators have been picked by a ruthless publisher and locked in a luxury bunker to translate the highly anticipated book of a famous author in record time. Although the translators are confined to prevent any kind of leak because of the high financial stakes, a crisis erupts when someone posts the first 10 pages of the novel online and blackmails the publisher to pay 5 million euros. A hunt for the culprit inside the bunker unfolds.

Alice and the Mayor (2019)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
PlotRivalry, Political, Fate
StyleFascinating, Philosophical

The mayor of Lyon, Paul Théraneau, is in a delicate position. After 30 years in politics, he is running out of ideas, feeling like an existential emptiness. To overcome this, Paul hires a young and brilliant philosopher, Alice Heimann. Then follows a dialogue between two diametrically opposed personalities who will turn their certainties upside down.

Spider in the Web (2019)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrethriller
CountryIsrael, Belgium, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Portugal
CharactersSpy
PlotInvestigation, Political
StyleAtmospheric, Depressive, Tense

A young operative is sent on a mission to follow an older agent who's behavior has come into question.

Lucifer (2019)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime
CountryIndia
PlotWeapon, Death, Political
PlaceHelicopters
StyleUnexpected ending

In God's own country, the supreme leader of the ruling party dies, leaving a huge vacuum, not only in the electoral and leadership sphere of the party but also that of the state. In the inevitable succession squabble and the power struggle that ensues, the thin line that separates good and bad becomes irrecoverably blurred and out of this seemingly endless mayhem, emerge forces that are hitherto unheard of.

The Viking War (2019)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrehistory
CountryUnited Kingdom
CharactersSoldier
PlotPolitical, Revolution
PlaceEngland

Ingrid and her siblings are on the run from the Beserkers who have begun invading the villages, taking over, savagely using the residents on a game where they vs a Beserker, and if they win, they get to survive - only, no one ever wins. The siblings are trying to escape the Beserkers after they violently murdered and took over their town. However, the Beserkers are on their trail, and want to put them in the game.

Union of Salvation (2019)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryRussia
PlotPolitical, Revolution
PlaceRussia
Time18th century

Russian troops occupied Paris. Russia became the first power in the world. Now everything seems possible. Young winners, guards officers, are sure that equality and freedom will come - here and now. For this they are ready to sacrifice everything - position, wealth, love, life ... and the country itself.

Dark Waters (2019)
Markimdb: 7.6
PlotJustice, Political
StyleTense

A tenacious attorney uncovers a dark secret that connects a growing number of unexplained deaths due to one of the world's largest corporations. In the process, he risks everything — his future, his family, and his own life — to expose the truth.

Spread Your Wings (2019)
Markimdb: 7
CharactersTeens, Fathers, Horses, Birds
PlotAdventure, Travel, Political, On real events
PlaceNature, Arctic, Lake

Christian, a visionary scientist, studies wild geese. For his son, a teenager obsessed with video games, the idea of spending a holiday with his father in the wilderness is a nightmare. However, father and son will get together around a crazy project: save a species endangered, thanks to the ultralight of Christian! Then begins an incredible and perilous journey ...

Bombshell (2019)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, biography
CountryCanada, USA
CharactersLesbians
PlotPolitical, Fear

Bombshell is a revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time; and the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created it.

Adults in the Room (2019)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genredrama
CountryGreece, France
PlotPolitical
PlaceGreece

A universal theme: a story of people trapped in an inhuman network of power. The brutal circle of the Eurogroup meetings, who impose on Greece the dictatorship of austerity, where humanity and compassion are utterly disregarded. A claustrophobic trap with no way out, exerting pressures on the protagonists which finally divide them.

Les Tuche 3 (2018)
Markimdb: 4.6
Genrecomedy
CountryFrance
Duration02:04
CharactersFamily, Housewives, Cooks, Bodyguards, Writers
PlotPolitical
PlaceFrance, Trains

After a groundbreaking presidential election, Jeff Tuche becomes the new President of France and moves in the Elysee with his family to govern the country.

Loro 1 (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, biography
CountryItaly, France
Duration01:30
CharactersRich, Kept women, Billionaires
PlotPolitical

"Loro", in two parts, is a period movie that chronicles, as a fiction story, events likely happened in Italy (or even made up) between 2006 and 2010. "Loro" wants to suggest in portraits and glimps, through a composite constellation of characters, a moment in history, now definitively ended, which can be described in a very summary picture of the events as amoral, decadent but extraordinarily alive. Additionally, "Loro" wishes to tell the story of some Italians, fresh and ancient people at the same time: souls from a modern imaginary Purgatory who, moved by heterogeneous intents like ambition, admiration, affection, curiosity, personal interests, establish to try and orbit around the walking Paradise that is the man named Silvio Berlusconi.

Vice (2018)
Mark7.4 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrecomedy, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersLesbians, Horses, Lawyers, Sisters, CIA, Terrorists
PlotPolitical, On real events, Power, Money
PlaceUSA

George W. Bush picks Dick Cheney, the CEO of Halliburton Co., to be his Republican running mate in the 2000 presidential election. No stranger to politics, Cheney's impressive résumé includes stints as White House chief of staff, House Minority Whip and defense secretary. When Bush wins by a narrow margin, Cheney begins to use his newfound power to help reshape the country and the world.

Loro (2018)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genredrama, biography
CountryItaly, France
Duration01:55
CharactersRich, Billionaires
PlotPower, Money, Political, Death
PlaceItaly
StyleTouching

Internationally released Director's Cut of "Loro 1" and "Loro 2", which were released separately as two movies in Italy. The film talks about the group of businessmen and politicians – the Loro (Them) from the title – who live and act near to media tycoon and politician Silvio Berlusconi in the years between 2006 and 2009.

The Hate U Give (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.5)
Genredrama, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:07
CharactersPoor
PlotDeath, Political, Weapon
PlaceSchool, Ghetto, Party

Raised in a poverty-stricken slum, a 16-year-old girl named Starr now attends a suburban prep school. After she witnesses a police officer shoot her unarmed best friend, she's torn between her two very different worlds as she tries to speak her truth.

The Angel (2018)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6.6)
Genrethriller, drama
CountryIsrael, USA
Duration02:04
CharactersScouts
PlotPolitical
StyleNetflix

True story of Ashraf Marwan, who was President Nasser's son-in-law and special adviser and confidant to his successor Anwar Sadat - while simultaneously Israeli Intelligence's most precious asset of the 20th century. Based on NYT bestselling book 'The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel' by Uri Bar-Joseph.

Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.3)
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:04
CharactersKings, Strong women, Sisters, Gay
PlotPolitical, Intrigue, Rivalry, Betrayal
PlaceEngland, Scotland
Time16th century
StyleWomens in main roles, Depressive, Fascinating

In 1561, Mary Stuart, widow of the King of France, returns to Scotland, reclaims her rightful throne and menaces the future of Queen Elizabeth I as ruler of England, because she has a legitimate claim to the English throne. Betrayals, rebellions, conspiracies and their own life choices imperil both Queens. They experience the bitter cost of power, until their tragic fate is finally fulfilled.

The Realm (2018)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrethriller, drama
CountrySpain, France
Duration01:44
CharactersScammers, Journalists, Presidential
PlotMoney, Political, Power, Cancer, Death, Betrayal, Cheating
PlaceSpain, Ships, Party, Trains, Beach, Office, Yachts

Manuel is a crooked politician who enjoys the lifestyle that kickbacks afford. He eats at fancy restaurants, parties with his friends on yachts, and provides a very luxurious lifestyle for his family. Manuel brazenly bribes, extorts, and pays off anyone who threatens to expose the activities of his inner circle. When he is singled out to take the fall for a case of fraudulent government contracts, rather than admit to any wrongdoing, Manuel decides to sell out his whole party in an effort to avoid jail time. It's a decision that puts many lives at risk.

The Front Runner (2018)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, biography, history
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:18
PlotPolitical, Power
PlaceUSA

Gary Hart, former Senator of Colorado, becomes the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1987. Hart's intelligence, charisma and idealism makes him popular with young voters, leaving him with a seemingly clear path to the White House. All that comes crashing down when allegations of an extramarital affair surface in the media, forcing the candidate to address a scandal that threatens to derail his campaign and personal life.

The Post (2018)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration02:31
CharactersJournalists, Presidential, Lawyers, Musicians
PlotWar, Political, Mystery, Intrigue, Confrontation, Death, Money, On real events
PlaceNew York, Office, USA, Party, Prison, Jungle, Aircraft
StyleAction, Exciting, Disturbing, Makes me think

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Inspired by true events.

Shock and Awe (2018)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:22
CharactersJournalists, Soldier, Reporters
PlotPolitical, Mystery, Investigation, Weapon, Cheating, On real events
PlaceOffice, USA, Party
StyleAction, For men, Tense, Disturbing

A group of journalists covering George Bush's planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the presidents claim that Saddam Hussein has "weapons of mass destruction."

The Tobacconist (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, military, history
CountryAustria, Germany
CharactersMothers
PlotLove, Political, Relationship, Death

Vienna, 1937, on the eve of the annexation of Austria into Nazi Germany. The young and inexperienced Franz Huchel begins to learn about both the joys and hardships of life by working as an apprentice to the mutilated war veteran Otto Trsnjek in a small tobacco shop, where he meets the famous psychiatrist Sigmund Freud, a regular customer, who will become a valuable friend in times of chaos and uncertainty.

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens (2018)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, cartoon
CountryJapan
CharactersTeens, Gangsters, Heroes
PlotPolitical, Investigation, Power, Rivalry
PlaceJapan
StyleExciting, Disturbing

Although the city of Fukuoka might look relatively peaceful at first glance, in actuality it houses a thriving mixture of dangerous individuals such as killers, detectives, and professional revenge seekers right beneath its surface. Among their number is Zenji Banba, a laidback and observant detective who is investigating the work of other hitmen companies in the area. However, Banba might not be the only one with a bone to pick with these organizations, as Xianming Ling, a crossdressing male hitman in the employ of one such company begins getting fed up with his lack of jobs and pay.One day, after Ling's current target commits suicide before the hitman could reach him, his company refuses to pay him even half the amount they were originally supposed to for the assassination. Frustrated, Ling requests another mission and is offered the job of taking out Banba, whom his organization believes has been interfering with their business. However, when Banba arrives at his home and finds the hitman inside, Ling surprisingly doesn't even attempt to kill him. Instead, he offers the detective another option: to join him and form a team. With the offer on the table, exactly how will Banba respond, and just what plans does Ling have in store for the underground world of Fukuoka?

Default (2018)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, history
CountrySouth Korea
CharactersPoor
PlotPolitical, Death
PlaceKorea

Only one week left until South Korea will go under sovereign default. Han Shi-Hyun is a leader of the monetary policy team at the Bank of Korea. and is assigned to a crisis team.

El Angel (2018)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, crime, biography
CountryArgentina, Spain
Duration01:54
CharactersFriends, Teens, Difficult teens, Thieves, Serial killers, Presidential, Spy, Cyclists
PlotDancing, Money, Motorcycles, War, Political, Undercover, Love, On real events
PlaceSchool, Egypt
StyleSmart, Atmospheric, Disturbing, Unexpected ending

Buenos Aires, Argentina, 1971. Carlos Robledo Puch is a 19-year-old boy with an angelic face, but a vocational thief as well, who acts ruthlessly, without remorse. When he meets Ramón, they follow together a dark path of crime and death.

Backstabbing for Beginners (2018)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, history
CountryDenmark, Canada, USA
Duration01:47
CharactersBusinessmen
PlotConspiracies, Oil, Political, Blackmail
StyleTense, Disturbing

An idealistic young employee at the U.N. investigates the grizzly murder of his predecessor – and uncovers a vast global conspiracy that may involve his own boss.

7 Days in Entebbe (2018)
Mark4.4 (imdb: 5.8)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, crime, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:28
CharactersTerrorists, Lifeguards, Military, Bodyguards, Special Forces
PlotOn real events, Hostage, Political, Survival, Dancing, Cars
PlaceAircraft
StyleTense, Action, Heavy, Disturbing, For men, Unexpected ending

In 1976, four hijackers take over an Air France airplane with 248 passengers on board and force it to land in Entebbe, Uganda.

Escape From Pretoria (2020)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia, USA, South Africa
PlotPolitical, Freedom, Prison Break, On real events
PlacePrison, Australia
StyleAtmospheric, Action, Tense, Disturbing, Makes me think, By books

South Africa, 1978. Tim Jenkin and Stephen Lee, two white political activists from the African National Congress imprisoned by the apartheid regime, put a plan in motion to escape from the infamous Pretoria Prison.

The Coldest Game (2019)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, history, sport
CountryPoland, USA
CharactersSpy, CIA
PlotRivalry, Political, Chess, Competitions, Fear
PlaceUSSR, USA
TimeCold War
StyleTense, Inspirational, Smart

During 1962's Cuban missile crisis, a troubled math genius finds himself drafted to play in a U.S.-Soviet chess match -- and a deadly game of espionage.

The Truth Will Out (2018)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, crime, detective
CountrySweden
CharactersPolice
PlotOn real events, Political, Relationship, Investigation
StyleAction, Fascinating, Based on real events

Police detective Peter Wendel leads a cold case group. Based on an original idea by Leif GW Persson, one of Sweden’s most recognized criminologists.

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