History Film / SexMission

14th May '16 7:52:08 PM Fireblood
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The ensuing adventure is part sci-fi sex comedy, part harsh criticism on Eastern European Communism. Or any totalitarism. And while it would appear to be first and foremost a pamphlet against radical feminism as well, that was not really the case when the movie first came out, as in Soviet-controlled Europe feminism was never actually allowed to develop anywhere beyond its early 20th century form, ie. granting women with voting and divorce rights. Still, that did allow ''Sexmission'' to escape the fate of an overwhelming majority of comedies made in Eastern Europe during the communist era, namely being seen as hopelessly obsolete and confusing a mere few years after TheGreatPoliticsMessUp. For these reasons, the film is still well-loved in Poland and other post-communist countries.

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The ensuing adventure is part sci-fi sex comedy, part harsh criticism on Eastern European Communism. Or any totalitarism. totalitarianism. And while it would appear to be first and foremost a pamphlet against radical feminism as well, that was not really the case when the movie first came out, as in Soviet-controlled Europe feminism was never actually allowed to develop anywhere beyond its early 20th century form, ie. i.e. granting women with voting and divorce rights. Still, that did allow ''Sexmission'' to escape the fate of an overwhelming majority of comedies made in Eastern Europe during the communist era, namely being seen as hopelessly obsolete and confusing a mere few years after TheGreatPoliticsMessUp. For these reasons, the film is still well-loved in Poland and other post-communist countries.



* AllJustADream: Played with, as ''a dream of this very trope being used'' occurs at one point.
* ApocalypticLog: A piece of newspaper from 1993 found in an old wellington reveals some details about the political situation short before the war, like dissolving of United Nations.
** [[HilariousInHindsight Or USA being in debts]], so they sold Alaska.
* BrickJoke: Just after being woken up, protagonists have problems with artificial food, stored in weird containers. [[spoiler:For example some sort of paste is stored in an egg-shaped jar opened by twisting it. Three guesses what happens near the finale when Lamia's served a real egg.]]
* ChanceActivation: The capsule is activated when one of the male protagonists curses. [[spoiler:It makes sense considered Her Excellency, who had set the password, is male.]]
* CityInABottle: [[spoiler:The nuclear wasteland that appears to surround the entrance hatch to the base (and the periscope used to observe the surface from the inside) turns out to be a circular backdrop in the middle of perfectly fine seaside location.]]
* CleanDubName: For its Soviet release, the original title was initially translated into ''Новые амазонки'' ("New Amazons") for [[MoralGuardians obvious reasons]].
* CompletelyMissingThePoint: Even if the film was criticising Soviet system, it was greenlit in USSR for its {{aesop}} of evils of totalitarian society and historical revisionism. Only the title had to be changed to ''New Amazons'', since "sex and violence propaganda" was an article of criminal code and the topic had to be avoided.

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* AllJustADream: Played with, {{Played with}}, as ''a dream of this very trope being used'' occurs at one point.
* ApocalypticLog: A piece of newspaper from 1993 found in an old wellington boot reveals some details about the political situation short shortly before the war, like dissolving the dissolution of the United Nations.
** [[HilariousInHindsight Or the USA being in debts]], debt]], so they sold Alaska.
* BrickJoke: Just after being woken up, the protagonists have problems with artificial food, stored in weird containers. [[spoiler:For example some sort of paste is stored in an egg-shaped jar opened by twisting it. Three guesses what happens near the finale when Lamia's served a real egg.]]
* ChanceActivation: The capsule is activated when one of the male protagonists curses. [[spoiler:It makes sense considered considering Her Excellency, who had set the password, is male.]]
* CityInABottle: [[spoiler:The nuclear wasteland that appears to surround the entrance hatch to the base (and the periscope used to observe the surface from the inside) turns out to be a circular backdrop in the middle of a perfectly fine seaside location.]]
* CleanDubName: For its Soviet release, the original title was initially translated into as ''Новые амазонки'' ("New Amazons") for [[MoralGuardians obvious reasons]].
* CompletelyMissingThePoint: Even if the film was criticising criticizing Soviet system, communism, it was greenlit in the USSR for its {{aesop}} of the evils of a totalitarian society and historical revisionism. Only the title had to be changed to ''New Amazons'', since "sex and violence propaganda" was an article of prohibited by the USSR's criminal code and the topic had to be avoided.



* DepopulationBomb: A male gene-suppressing weapon GoneHorriblyWrong exterminated the male population, due to [[spoiler:historical revisionism of Women League. Seemingly it worked more or less as intended, but most of remaining boys were converted to women.]]

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* DepopulationBomb: A male gene-suppressing weapon GoneHorriblyWrong exterminated the male population, due to [[spoiler:historical revisionism of the Women League. Seemingly it worked more or less as intended, but most of the remaining boys were converted to women.]]



* EscapeFromTheCrazyPlace: The room where Albert and Maks are held looks almost like the one from asylum. It's even lampshaded by Maks.

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* EscapeFromTheCrazyPlace: The room where Albert and Maks are held looks almost like the one from the asylum. It's even lampshaded by Maks.



* FutureImperfect: The women of the future are brainwashed by their StrawFeminist leaders that daily-use tools, like barber razors or corkscrews, were used by men to torture women.
* FutureFoodIsArtificial: Justified because of the radiation outside[[note]][[spoiler:except it doesn't exist]][[/note]]. Actual vegetables are a valuable good, and it's hinted that posession of them is illegal. An elderly lady begs a visiting scientist not to confiscate her potato plant. Right after that, the aforementioned scientist bribes the elder with a jar of marmalade for some information regarding males.

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* FutureImperfect: The women of the future are brainwashed by their StrawFeminist leaders that daily-use tools, like barber shaving razors or corkscrews, were used by men to torture women.
* FutureFoodIsArtificial: Justified [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] because of the radiation outside[[note]][[spoiler:except outside.[[note]][[spoiler:Except it doesn't exist]][[/note]]. exist.]][[/note]] Actual vegetables are a valuable good, and it's hinted that posession possession of them is illegal. An elderly lady begs a visiting scientist not to confiscate her potato plant. Right after that, the aforementioned scientist bribes the elder with a jar of marmalade for some information regarding males.



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Basically the whole movie is a satire on a communist society but one particular line, a solid TakeThat to the Soviet Union, stands out in particular and has become one of the most-cited quotes in the whole Polish movie history:

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Basically the whole movie is a satire on a communist society but one particular line, a solid TakeThat to the Soviet Union, stands out in particular and has become one of the most-cited quotes in the whole Polish movie history:



* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: [[spoiler: Lamia]]

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* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: [[spoiler: Lamia]]Lamia.]]



* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Considering that they live in all-female society, the girls have no problem with their nudity, especially around the swimming pools or during shirt swapping after games (for some reasons they don't have bras in the future), [[AllMenArePerverts much to the delight of Maks.]] Albert's reaction is less enthusiastic, but then, he's the more repressed of the two.
-->'''Albert''': Our civilisation has collapsed, and all you care about is ass!

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* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Considering that they live in all-female society, the girls have no problem with their nudity, especially around the swimming pools or during shirt swapping shirt-swapping after games (for some reasons reason they don't have bras in the future), [[AllMenArePerverts much to the delight of Maks.]] Albert's reaction is less enthusiastic, but then, he's the more repressed of the two.
-->'''Albert''': Our civilisation civilization has collapsed, and all you care about is ass!



* KangarooCourt: Last two males in LadyLand inhabited by {{Straw Feminist}}s. And they are put into trial, their crime being their gender.
* LadyLand: obviously.

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* KangarooCourt: Last The last two males in a LadyLand inhabited by {{Straw Feminist}}s. And they Feminist}}s are put into on trial, with their crime being their gender.
* LadyLand: obviously.Obviously.



* PaperThinDisguise: All randomly encountered women are completely unaware the the protagonists' true gender, so Albert and Maks can easily pass for women, as long as they adress each other in feminine forms. It works most of the time. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that most of the time average employees are supposed to be unaware of either the two men's escape or their very existence.

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* PaperThinDisguise: All randomly encountered women are completely unaware the of the protagonists' true gender, so Albert and Maks can easily pass for women, as long as they adress address each other in feminine forms. It works most of the time. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] Justified in that most of the time average employees are supposed to be unaware of either the two men's escape or their very existence.



** When Lamia's interest in the captured men starts wandering into unprofessional territories, she stops taking her pills. [[spoiler:The withdrawal makes her even more unprofessional, resulting in a HighHeelFaceTurn]].

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** When Lamia's interest in the captured men starts wandering into unprofessional territories, territory, she stops taking her pills. [[spoiler:The withdrawal makes her even more unprofessional, resulting in a HighHeelFaceTurn]].



* PrecisionFStrike: Conveniently turns out to be the password for the lift to the surface, supposedly know only by Her Excellency. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Cue surprised reactions from the clueless elevator guards.]]

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* PrecisionFStrike: Conveniently this turns out to be the password for the lift to the surface, supposedly know only by Her Excellency. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Cue surprised reactions from the clueless elevator guards.]]



* TheReveal: At one late point, we learn that [[spoiler:[[ChekhovsGunman Maks's daughter]] survived the war, and is now filled with rainbows due to her wishes of applying revenge upon her father. The reason of revenge is leaving her and her mother for the duration of experiment.]] Come to think of it, her mother's attitude (as seen in the beginning of the movie) might have influenced [[spoiler:daddy]]'s decision.
** Even later, we learn that [[spoiler:the world wasn't completly destroyed in the war. In fact not all men went extinct, however due to the DepopulationBomb being rather effective anyway, the Women League enforced sex change operations on survivors. Her Excellency turns out to have been a man all along, surviving due to his mother's plan to disguise him.]]

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* TheReveal: At one late point, we learn that [[spoiler:[[ChekhovsGunman Maks's daughter]] survived the war, and is now filled with rainbows due to her wishes of applying revenge upon her father. The reason of Her desire for revenge is over him leaving her and her mother for the duration of the experiment.]] Come to think of it, her mother's attitude (as seen in the beginning of the movie) might have influenced [[spoiler:daddy]]'s decision.
** Even later, we learn that [[spoiler:the world wasn't completly completely destroyed in the war. In fact not all men went extinct, however due to the DepopulationBomb being rather effective anyway, the Women League enforced sex change operations on survivors. Her Excellency turns out to have been a man all along, surviving due to his mother's plan to disguise him.]]



** Maks's surname, Paradys, connects it to novel ''Paradyzja''. Its author, Creator/JanuszZajdel, also wrote ''Cylinder van Troffa'', which has ColdSleepColdFuture as its main plot and features Earth as a(n almost) NoWomansLand.
** At one point, list of older women's names is displayed, and it's seemingly full of various shout outs. Most obvious ones are obscured director's surname as well as Kwinto, one of protagonist of Machulski's earlier movie, {{Vabank}}.

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** Maks's surname, Paradys, connects it to the novel ''Paradyzja''. Its author, Creator/JanuszZajdel, also wrote ''Cylinder van Troffa'', which has ColdSleepColdFuture as its main plot and features Earth as a(n almost) NoWomansLand.
** At one point, a list of older women's names is displayed, and it's seemingly full of various shout outs. Most The most obvious ones are obscured the director's surname as well as Kwinto, one of protagonist the protagonists of Machulski's earlier movie, {{Vabank}}.



* {{Symbolism}}: A Communist bloc specific variety; it's for GettingCrapPastTheRadar, specifically political crap. There are multiple parallels between the presented society and socialistic one, with females representing the proletariate. At some points this gets quite blatant (including a scene parodying parliament assembly).
* TakeThat: During Maks and Albert's hearing, they try to come up with the names of various male scientists to prove that men had a lasting impact on the human civilization, however, members of the commitee insist that those were, in fact, all women. Since one of the scientists mentioned happen to be Copernicus, it might be read as a parody of a German-Polish controversy regarding the nationality of the famed astronomer (who considered himself a subject of the Polish king yet spoke German on an everyday basis), dating back to the very beginnings of both German and Polish nationalist movements.

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* {{Symbolism}}: A Communist bloc specific variety; it's for GettingCrapPastTheRadar, specifically political crap. There are multiple parallels between the presented society and socialistic a communist one, with females representing the proletariate. proletariat. At some points this gets quite blatant (including a scene parodying parliament the parliamentary assembly).
* TakeThat: During Maks and Albert's hearing, they try to come up with the names of various male scientists to prove that men had a lasting impact on the human civilization, however, members of the commitee committee insist that those were, in fact, all women. Since one of the scientists mentioned happen happens to be Copernicus, it might be read as a parody of a German-Polish controversy regarding the nationality of the famed astronomer (who considered himself a subject of the Polish king yet spoke German on an everyday basis), dating back to the very beginnings of both the German and Polish nationalist movements.



* UnusualEuphemism: ''Naturalisation'', for [[spoiler:enforced sex change operation.]]

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* UnusualEuphemism: ''Naturalisation'', ''Naturalization'', for [[spoiler:enforced sex change operation.operations.]]



* {{Zeerust}}: The world of 2044 is full of monochromatic CRT screens, UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum computers, and robotic vacuum cleaner seen in one scene doesn't exactly look like a Roomba.
** The world was turned into ruin in early 90's, with women fleeing into mines, so it can count more as FridgeBrilliance... from a certain point of view.

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* {{Zeerust}}: The world of 2044 is full of monochromatic CRT screens, UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum computers, and a robotic vacuum cleaner seen in one scene doesn't exactly look like a Roomba.
** The world was turned into ruin in the early 90's, with women fleeing into mines, so it can count more as FridgeBrilliance... from a certain point of view.
12th May '16 1:38:20 PM FordPrefect
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* NextSundayAD: The movie, made in 1984, starts in 1991 (which seems more like FiveMinutesIntoTheFuture). That said, action switches to 2044 fast.

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* NextSundayAD: The movie, made in 1984, starts in 1991 (which seems more like FiveMinutesIntoTheFuture).TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture). That said, action switches to 2044 fast.
10th Apr '16 3:41:41 AM NotSoBadassLongcoat
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--> '''Maks:''' "So we almost got castrated here, and you're gluing a pair of tits onto yourself, you gyp?!"



-->'''Albert''': Our civilisation has collapsed, and all you care about is tits!

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-->'''Albert''': Our civilisation has collapsed, and all you care about is tits!ass!



* WomanInBlack: The [[StateSec Special Section]] [[PoliceBrutality enforcers]] and the [[MadScientist Genetix staff]] wear black uniforms. Special mention goes to [[ManipulativeBitch Emma]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist Dax]], who seems to pull double shifts as a member of '''both'''.



** The world was turned into ruin in early 90's, with women fleeing into mines, so it can count more as FridgeBrilliance... from a certain point of view.
* WomanInBlack: The [[StateSec Special Section]] [[PoliceBrutality enforcers]] and the [[MadScientist Genetix staff]] wear black uniforms. Special mention goes to [[ManipulativeBitch Emma]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist Dax]], who seems to pull double shifts as a member of '''both'''.

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** The world was turned into ruin in early 90's, with women fleeing into mines, so it can count more as FridgeBrilliance... from a certain point of view.
* WomanInBlack: The [[StateSec Special Section]] [[PoliceBrutality enforcers]] and the [[MadScientist Genetix staff]] wear black uniforms. Special mention goes to [[ManipulativeBitch Emma]] [[WellIntentionedExtremist Dax]], who seems to pull double shifts as a member of '''both'''.
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9th Apr '16 11:16:08 AM Jaro7788
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* CorruptChurch: The all-female society follows a twisted version of Christianity in which it is Adam who picked the apple off the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and later tempted the female into eating it. It is also mentioned how "the man Cain invented crime and tried it out on his sister Abla".



* NextSundayAD: The movie, made in 1984, starts in 1991. That said, action switches to 2044 fast.

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* NextSundayAD: The movie, made in 1984, starts in 1991.1991 (which seems more like FiveMinutesIntoTheFuture). That said, action switches to 2044 fast.



* PaperThinDisguise: All randomly encountered women are completely unaware the the protagonists' true gender, so Albert and Maks can easily pass for women, as long as they adress each other in feminine forms. It works most of the time.

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* PaperThinDisguise: All randomly encountered women are completely unaware the the protagonists' true gender, so Albert and Maks can easily pass for women, as long as they adress each other in feminine forms. It works most of the time. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that most of the time average employees are supposed to be unaware of either the two men's escape or their very existence.


Added DiffLines:

* TakeThat: During Maks and Albert's hearing, they try to come up with the names of various male scientists to prove that men had a lasting impact on the human civilization, however, members of the commitee insist that those were, in fact, all women. Since one of the scientists mentioned happen to be Copernicus, it might be read as a parody of a German-Polish controversy regarding the nationality of the famed astronomer (who considered himself a subject of the Polish king yet spoke German on an everyday basis), dating back to the very beginnings of both German and Polish nationalist movements.
9th Apr '16 6:30:09 AM Jaro7788
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The ensuing adventure is part sci-fi sex comedy, part harsh criticism on Eastern European Communism. Or any totalitarism. The film is still well-loved in Poland and other post-Communist countries.

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The ensuing adventure is part sci-fi sex comedy, part harsh criticism on Eastern European Communism. Or any totalitarism. The And while it would appear to be first and foremost a pamphlet against radical feminism as well, that was not really the case when the movie first came out, as in Soviet-controlled Europe feminism was never actually allowed to develop anywhere beyond its early 20th century form, ie. granting women with voting and divorce rights. Still, that did allow ''Sexmission'' to escape the fate of an overwhelming majority of comedies made in Eastern Europe during the communist era, namely being seen as hopelessly obsolete and confusing a mere few years after TheGreatPoliticsMessUp. For these reasons, the film is still well-loved in Poland and other post-Communist post-communist countries.



* CleanDubName: For its Soviet release, the original title was initially translated into ''Новые амазонки'' ("New Amazons") for [[MoralGuardians obvious reasons]].



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Basically the whole movie is a satire on a communist society but one particular line, a solid TakeThat to the Soviet Union, stands out in particular and has become one of the most-cited quotes in the whole Polish movie history:
-->'''Maks''': On to the East! There must be ''some'' civilization out there!



* TheReveal: At one late point, we learn that [[spoiler:[[ChekhovsGunman Max's daughter]] survived the war, and is now filled with rainbows due to her wishes of applying revenge upon her father. The reason of revenge is leaving her and her mother for the duration of experiment.]] Come to think of it, her mother's attitude (as seen in the beginning of the movie) might have influenced [[spoiler:daddy]]'s decision.

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* TheReveal: At one late point, we learn that [[spoiler:[[ChekhovsGunman Max's Maks's daughter]] survived the war, and is now filled with rainbows due to her wishes of applying revenge upon her father. The reason of revenge is leaving her and her mother for the duration of experiment.]] Come to think of it, her mother's attitude (as seen in the beginning of the movie) might have influenced [[spoiler:daddy]]'s decision.
10th Mar '16 2:23:46 PM Bruxist
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Added DiffLines:

--> '''Maks:''' Hey, look, look! *beat* Nah, females, all of them.
28th Feb '16 10:16:41 PM NNinja
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* HighHeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: again, Lamia]]
26th Mar '15 1:18:22 AM Veanne
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** Maks's surname, Paradys, connects it to novel ''Paradyzja''. Its author, Creator\JanuszZajdel, also wrote ''Cylinder van Troffa'', which has ColdSleepColdFuture as its main plot and features Earth as a(n almost) NoWomansLand.

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** Maks's surname, Paradys, connects it to novel ''Paradyzja''. Its author, Creator\JanuszZajdel, Creator/JanuszZajdel, also wrote ''Cylinder van Troffa'', which has ColdSleepColdFuture as its main plot and features Earth as a(n almost) NoWomansLand.
26th Mar '15 1:17:27 AM Veanne
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** Maks's surname, Paradys, connects it to novel ''Paradyzja''. Its author, Janusz Zajdel, also wrote ''Cylinder van Troffa'', which has ColdSleepColdFuture as its main plot and features Earth as a(n almost) NoWomansLand.

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** Maks's surname, Paradys, connects it to novel ''Paradyzja''. Its author, Janusz Zajdel, Creator\JanuszZajdel, also wrote ''Cylinder van Troffa'', which has ColdSleepColdFuture as its main plot and features Earth as a(n almost) NoWomansLand.
25th Dec '14 4:18:07 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler:CityInABottle]]: [[spoiler:The nuclear wasteland that appears to surround the entrance hatch to the base (and the periscope used to observe the surface from the inside) turns out to be a circular backdrop in the middle of perfectly fine seaside location.]]

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* [[spoiler:CityInABottle]]: CityInABottle: [[spoiler:The nuclear wasteland that appears to surround the entrance hatch to the base (and the periscope used to observe the surface from the inside) turns out to be a circular backdrop in the middle of perfectly fine seaside location.]]
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