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._.
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._.
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,_,
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._.
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,_,
"_"
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._.
"_"
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._.
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._.
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._.
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._.
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,_,
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._.
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,_,
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._.
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._.
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,_,
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._.
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._.
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._.
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._.
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,_,
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._.
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the_DT
marvelous_JJ
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,_,
in_IN
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._.
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grace_NN
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._.
michael_NP
epp_???
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warm_JJ
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intimate_JJ
cinematography_NN
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nice_JJ
accompaniment_NN
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kerdelhue_NP
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._.
jean-claude_VB
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music_NN
,_,
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flute_NN
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make_VB
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an_DT
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time_NN
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the_DT
movies_NNS
._.
director_NN
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brisville_NP
,_,
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script_NN
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edouard_NP
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,_,
was_BEDZ
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series_NN
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historic_JJ
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._.
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play_NN
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movie_NN
,_,
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style_NN
._.
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scenes_NNS
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come_VB
out_RP
of_IN
nowhere_RB
is_BEZ
the_DT
one_CD
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franklin_NP
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a_DT
large_JJ
pot_NN
of_IN
hot_JJ
water_NN
,_,
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his_PP$
bath_NN
._.
one_CD
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a_DT
renegade_JJ
spy_NN
who_WP
may_MD
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not_XNOT
be_BE
a_DT
man_NN
._.
another_DT
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beaumarchais_NP
using_VBG
his_PP$
personal_JJ
fortune_NN
to_IN
aid_NN
the_DT
american_JJ
revolution_NN
._.
all_PDT
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sound_NN
like_IN
a_DT
dull_JJ
historical_JJ
drama_NN
,_,
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it_PP
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anything_PN
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._.
the_DT
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more_DT
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theater_NN
of_IN
the_DT
absurd_JJ
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a_DT
movie_NN
based_VBN
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._.
the_DT
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sandrine_JJ
kiberlain_NN
plays_VBZ
marie-therese_JJ
,_,
the_DT
real_JJ
love_NN
of_IN
beaumarchais_NP
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life_NN
._.
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likable_JJ
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of_IN
the_DT
audience_NN
may_MD
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her_PP$
for_IN
him_PP
._.
still_RB
,_,
with_IN
his_PP$
beguiling_JJ
smile_NN
,_,
one_CD
can_MD
never_RB
quite_RB
be_BE
sure_JJ
if_CS
you_PP
should_MD
trust_VB
him_PP
._.
the_DT
movie_NN
,_,
on_IN
the_DT
other_JJ
hand_NN
,_,
can_MD
be_BE
trusted_JJ
to_TO
deliver_VB
a_DT
high_JJ
old_JJ
time_NN
._.
beaumarchais_NP
:_:
the_DT
scoundrel_NN
runs_VBZ
41_CD
:_:
41_CD
._.
it_PP
is_BEZ
in_IN
french_JJ
with_IN
english_JJ
subtitles_VBZ
._.
the_DT
film_NN
is_BEZ
not_XNOT
rated_VBN
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would_MD
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an_DT
r_NN
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some_DT
nudity_NN
and_CC
sex_NN
,_,
and_CC
should_MD
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fine_JJ
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most_DT
teenagers_NNS
._.
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