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1. Ship of Fools (1965)

Not Rated | 149 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.1
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A varied group of passengers boarding a ship bound for pre-WWII Germany represents a microcosm of early 1930s society.

Director: Stanley Kramer | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Simone Signoret, José Ferrer, Lee Marvin

Votes: 5,379

2. Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, War

8.2
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98 Metascore

In the Falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú

Votes: 626,536 | Gross: $37.63M

3. Cable Girls (2017–2020)

TV-14 | 50 min | Drama

7.6
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Set in the 1920s, this is the story of four women from different backgrounds newly hired as operators for a phone company.

Stars: Blanca Suárez, Yon González, Ana Fernández, Nadia de Santiago

Votes: 12,494

4. Red Joan (2018)

R | 101 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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45 Metascore

The story of Joan Stanley, who was exposed as the K.G.B.'s longest-serving British spy.

Director: Trevor Nunn | Stars: Judi Dench, Sophie Cookson, Stephen Campbell Moore, Tom Hughes

Votes: 10,201 | Gross: $1.58M

5. Mirror (1975)

Not Rated | 107 min | Biography, Drama

8.1
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80 Metascore

A dying man in his forties remembers his past. His childhood, his mother, the war, personal moments and things that tell of the recent history of all the Russian nation.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky | Stars: Margarita Terekhova, Filipp Yankovskiy, Ignat Daniltsev, Oleg Yankovskiy

Votes: 41,126 | Gross: $0.18M

6. The Devil's Backbone (2001)

R | 106 min | Drama, Horror

7.4
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78 Metascore

After Carlos - a 12-year-old whose father has died in the Spanish Civil War - arrives at an ominous boys' orphanage, he discovers the school is haunted and has many dark secrets which he must uncover.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Marisa Paredes, Eduardo Noriega, Federico Luppi, Fernando Tielve

Votes: 62,420 | Gross: $0.75M

7. Slacker (1990)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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69 Metascore

A day in the life of Austin, Texas as the camera roams from place to place and provides a brief look at the overeducated, the social misfits, the outcasts and the oddballs.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Richard Linklater, Rudy Basquez, Jean Caffeine, Jan Hockey

Votes: 20,093 | Gross: $1.23M

8. The Photographer of Mauthausen (2018)

TV-MA | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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Based on real events, Francesc Boix is a Spaniard inmate in the Nazi concentration camp of Mauthausen in Austria who tries to save the evidences of the horrors committed inside its walls.

Director: Mar Targarona | Stars: Mario Casas, Richard van Weyden, Alain Hernández, Adrià Salazar

Votes: 8,864

9. The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013)

R | 114 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.1
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58 Metascore

After living a long and colorful life, Allan Karlsson finds himself stuck in a nursing home. On his 100th birthday, he leaps out a window and begins an unexpected journey.

Director: Felix Herngren | Stars: Robert Gustafsson, Iwar Wiklander, David Wiberg, Mia Skäringer

Votes: 38,909 | Gross: $1.08M

10. For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)

Passed | 170 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.9
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68 Metascore

During the Spanish Civil War, an American allied with the Republicans finds romance during a desperate mission to blow up a strategically important bridge.

Director: Sam Wood | Stars: Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Akim Tamiroff, Arturo de Córdova

Votes: 8,530 | Gross: $17.80M

11. Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 155 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.3
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A drama centered on the romance between Ernest Hemingway and World War II correspondent Martha Gellhorn, Hemingway's inspiration for For Whom the Bell Tolls, and the only woman who ever asked for a divorce from the writer.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Clive Owen, David Strathairn, Rodrigo Santoro

Votes: 9,097

12. Guernica (2016)

R | 110 min | Drama, History, Romance

5.8
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The fates of Henry - a cynical American correspondent who has lost his soul - and Teresa, one of the Republic's censors and in charge of overseeing the news that journalists can send abroad, cross in Gernika.

Director: Koldo Serra | Stars: James D'Arcy, María Valverde, Jack Davenport, Ingrid García Jonsson

Votes: 2,115

13. While at War (2019)

107 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.9
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55 Metascore

Writer Miguel de Unamuno faces himself and his ideals after the 1936's military coup d'etat.

Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Karra Elejalde, Eduard Fernández, Santi Prego, Nathalie Poza

Votes: 5,314

14. Head in the Clouds (2004)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.6
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40 Metascore

From the roaring 1920s to the ruinous Spanish Civil War and Adolf Hitler's rise into power, the lives of an Irish schoolteacher, a provocative heiress and her Spanish muse are intricately interlaced, sharing the same destiny and passion.

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Charlize Theron, Stuart Townsend, Penélope Cruz, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 14,740 | Gross: $0.40M

15. The Tree of Blood (2018)

TV-MA | 130 min | Drama

6.4
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Rebeca and Marc make a travel to discover their mutual family pasts in Rebeca's grandparents house.

Director: Julio Medem | Stars: Álvaro Cervantes, Úrsula Corberó, Patricia López Arnaiz, Joaquín Furriel

Votes: 2,547

16. The Time in Between (2013–2014)

853 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.3
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Sira Quiroga is a young Spanish dressmaker engaged to a solid suitor when a suave typewriter salesman upends her life. Spain is being upended by a civil war and the new regime's growing ... See full summary »

Stars: Adriana Ugarte, Mari Carmen Sánchez, Tristán Ulloa, Francesc Garrido

Votes: 3,777

17. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)

M/PG | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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An eccentric Scottish schoolteacher's extravagantly romantic ideas about life--and love--overly impress her young pupils and bring her into conflict with her school's conservative headmistress.

Director: Ronald Neame | Stars: Maggie Smith, Gordon Jackson, Robert Stephens, Pamela Franklin

Votes: 8,580

18. I Am Curious (Yellow) (1967)

X | 121 min | Drama

6.1
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Told in a quasi-documentary style, this companion piece to I Am Curious (Blue) (1968) deals with topics such as class society, non-violent resistance, sex, relationships, and tourism to Francoist Spain.

Director: Vilgot Sjöman | Stars: Lena Nyman, Vilgot Sjöman, Börje Ahlstedt, Peter Lindgren

Votes: 3,579 | Gross: $20.24M

19. Little Ashes (2008)

R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.4
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41 Metascore

About the young life and loves of artist Salvador Dalí, filmmaker Luis Buñuel and writer Federico García Lorca.

Director: Paul Morrison | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Javier Beltrán, Matthew McNulty, Marina Gatell

Votes: 8,764 | Gross: $0.48M

20. The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.9
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87 Metascore

In 1940, after watching and being traumatized by the movie Frankenstein (1931), a sensitive seven year-old girl living in a small Spanish village drifts into her own fantasy world.

Director: Víctor Erice | Stars: Fernando Fernán Gómez, Teresa Gimpera, Ana Torrent, Isabel Tellería

Votes: 17,183

21. The Endless Trench (2019)

TV-MA | 147 min | Action, Drama, History

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1936. A country taken by the fascism. A husband marked for the killing. A wife determined to all for saving him. An endless incarceration in his own home.

Directors: Aitor Arregi, Jon Garaño, Jose Mari Goenaga | Stars: Antonio de la Torre, Belén Cuesta, Vicente Vergara, José Manuel Poga

Votes: 5,135

22. The Official Story (1985)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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During the final months of Argentinian Military Dictatorship in 1983, a high school teacher sets out to find out who the mother of her adopted daughter is.

Director: Luis Puenzo | Stars: Norma Aleandro, Héctor Alterio, Chunchuna Villafañe, Hugo Arana

Votes: 8,597 | Gross: $0.03M

23. Belle Epoque (1992)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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A 1931 Spanish military deserter finds himself on a lonely farm until the farmer's four daughters pay a visit and he falls for all of them.

Director: Fernando Trueba | Stars: Fernando Fernán Gómez, Jorge Sanz, Penélope Cruz, Miriam Díaz-Aroca

Votes: 9,644 | Gross: $5.97M

24. The Last Circus (2010)

R | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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70 Metascore

A young trapeze artist must decide between her lust for Sergio, the Happy Clown, or her affection for Javier, the Sad Clown, both of whom are deeply disturbed.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia | Stars: Carlos Areces, Antonio de la Torre, Carolina Bang, Manuel Tallafé

Votes: 13,446 | Gross: $0.04M

25. The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)

Approved | 114 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.2
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62 Metascore

Writer Harry Street reflects on his life as he lies dying from an infection while on safari in the shadow of Mount Kilamanjaro.

Directors: Henry King, Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward, Ava Gardner, Hildegard Knef

Votes: 4,778 | Gross: $18.05M

26. Land and Freedom (1995)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, War

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David is an unemployed communist that comes to Spain in 1937 during the civil war to enroll the republicans and defend the democracy against the fascists. He makes friends between the soldiers.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Ian Hart, Rosana Pastor, Icíar Bollaín, Tom Gilroy

Votes: 10,590 | Gross: $0.23M

27. Amar es para siempre (2005– )

30 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

5.5
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The series is set in the Spanish Civil War and the first years of the Franco regime and tells the stories of characters who lived the aftermath of the war.

Stars: Manuel Baqueiro, Itziar Miranda, José Antonio Sayagués, Javier Collado

Votes: 277

28. Lovers of the Arctic Circle (1998)

R | 112 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.7
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In cold Lapland Finland, under the eternal midnight sun, two ardent lovers reunite once again after a long period apart, governed by a powerful and eloquent circular motif woven by destiny, faith, and love. Can they deny their destiny?

Director: Julio Medem | Stars: Najwa Nimri, Fele Martínez, Nancho Novo, Maru Valdivielso

Votes: 18,212 | Gross: $0.50M

29. Josep (2020)

71 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

7.5
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A dying gendarme remembers his encounter with Catalan artist Josep Bartolí in a French concentration camp after the Spanish Civil War.

Director: Aurel | Stars: Sergi López, Emmanuel Vottero, Xavier Serrano, David Marsais

Votes: 1,150

30. The Camomile Lawn (1992)

258 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.5
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In 1939, young Oliver, Calypso, Polly and Walter visit friends and family in Cornwall. Spanish Civil War is over and WW2 has begun, so they enjoy their love life while they can. Decades later, they gather again, this time for a funeral.

Stars: Felicity Kendal, Claire Bloom, Jennifer Ehle, Richard Johnson

Votes: 765

31. Shrew's Nest (2014)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.7
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1950s Madrid: The agoraphobic Montse raised her now 18 y.o. kid sister. The upstairs neighbor falls down the stairs and breaks a leg. The crazy Montse takes him in.

Directors: Juanfer Andrés, Esteban Roel | Stars: Macarena Gómez, Nadia de Santiago, Hugo Silva, Luis Tosar

Votes: 6,449

32. Out in the Open (2019)

103 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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In a tyrannical and oppressive Spain of misery and poorness, a child starts a runaway looking for freedom.

Director: Benito Zambrano | Stars: Luis Tosar, Luis Callejo, Jaime López, Vicente Romero

Votes: 1,008

33. There Be Dragons (2011)

PG-13 | 122 min | Biography, Drama, War

5.8
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33 Metascore

Arising out of the horror of the Spanish Civil War, a candidate for canonization is investigated by a journalist who discovers his own estranged father had a deep, dark and devastating connection to the saint's life.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Charlie Cox, Wes Bentley, Dougray Scott, Rodrigo Santoro

Votes: 4,558 | Gross: $1.07M

34. Behold a Pale Horse (1964)

Approved | 118 min | Drama, War

6.8
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Famous Spanish bandit Artiguez returns to his native Spanish village after 20 years in French exile but Spanish cop Vinolas is setting a trap for him.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn, Omar Sharif, Raymond Pellegrin

Votes: 1,832 | Gross: $3.00M

35. Talk of Angels (1998)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.0
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A young Irishwoman becomes governess to 3 daughters of a rich family in Spain in 1936, just before the civil war. The mom likes Franco - the dad doesn't. She becomes family. She befriends 5 Irishwomen.

Director: Nick Hamm | Stars: Polly Walker, Vincent Perez, Franco Nero, Frances McDormand

Votes: 776 | Gross: $0.02M

36. Dancing at Lughnasa (1998)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Five unmarried sisters make the most of their simple existence in rural Ireland in the 1930s.

Director: Pat O'Connor | Stars: Meryl Streep, Michael Gambon, Gerard McSorley, Catherine McCormack

Votes: 3,481 | Gross: $2.29M

37. The Angel Wore Red (1960)

Approved | 99 min | Action, Drama, War

5.8
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Father Arturo Carrera (Sir Dirk Bogarde) leaves the priesthood over the church's indifferent position during the Spanish Civil War, but finds himself attracted to beautiful entertainer Soledad (Ava Gardner).

Director: Nunnally Johnson | Stars: Ava Gardner, Dirk Bogarde, Joseph Cotten, Vittorio De Sica

Votes: 664

38. The Fallen Sparrow (1943)

Passed | 94 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.6
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In 1940, an American former Republican prisoner during the Spanish Civil War, John McKittrick, is determined to find the killer of NYPD Lieutenant Louie Lepetino, who had helped him escape.

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: John Garfield, Maureen O'Hara, Walter Slezak, Patricia Morison

Votes: 1,362

39. Long Live Death (1971)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, War

6.8
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At the end of the Spanish civil war, Fando, a boy of about ten, tries to make sense of war and his father's arrest. His mother is religious, sympathetic to the Fascists; his father is ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Arrabal | Stars: Anouk Ferjac, Núria Espert, Mahdi Chaouch, Ivan Henriques

Votes: 1,261

40. Butterfly (1999)

R | 96 min | Drama, War

7.6
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69 Metascore

For Moncho, it's an idyllic year: he starts school, he has a wonderful teacher, he makes a friend in Roque, he begins to figure out some of the mysteries of Eros, and, with his older ... See full summary »

Director: José Luis Cuerda | Stars: Manuel Lozano, Fernando Fernán Gómez, Uxía Blanco, Gonzalo Uriarte

Votes: 8,382 | Gross: $2.09M

41. Uncertain Glory (2017)

115 min | Drama

6.2
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In war-torn Spain, during the tumultuous 1937, a Republican young officer will hopelessly fall for the charms of a deceitful femme-fatale who will not hesitate to use him in her best interest.

Director: Agustí Villaronga | Stars: Marcel Borràs, Núria Prims, Oriol Pla, Bruna Cusí

Votes: 854

42. The Girl of Your Dreams (1998)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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A company of Spanish movie makers leaves Franco's Spain and moves to Hitler's Germany to make a film in co-production. Soon some problems start to arise...

Director: Fernando Trueba | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Antonio Resines, Jorge Sanz, Rosa Maria Sardà

Votes: 3,752

43. Spitfire (1942)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.0
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Aircraft designer/patriot R. J. Mitchell, alarmed at growing German militarism, works to perfect a defense against the German Messerschmidt at the cost of his health.

Director: Leslie Howard | Stars: Leslie Howard, David Niven, Rosamund John, Roland Culver

Votes: 1,616

44. Forgotten Silver (1995 TV Movie)

53 min | Comedy

7.4
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The film deals with the career of a supposedly forgotten pioneer of international cinema, Colin McKenzie, who was allegedly born in rural New Zealand in 1888.

Directors: Costa Botes, Peter Jackson | Stars: Peter Jackson, Jeffrey Thomas, Costa Botes, Marguerite Hurst

Votes: 5,771 | Gross: $0.03M

45. Black Bread (2010)

Unrated | 108 min | Crime, Drama

6.9
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In the harsh post-war years' Catalan countryside, Andreu, a child that belongs to the losing side, finds the corpses of a man and his son in the forest. The authorities want his father to ... See full summary »

Director: Agustí Villaronga | Stars: Francesc Colomer, Marina Comas, Nora Navas, Roger Casamajor

Votes: 4,512

46. El mar (2000)

Unrated | 107 min | Drama, War

6.8
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Two young men and a woman who shared the same traumatic childhood experience during the Spanish Civil War are reunited years later at a hospital for tuberculosis treatment.

Director: Agustí Villaronga | Stars: Roger Casamajor, Bruno Bergonzini, Antònia Torrens, Hernán González

Votes: 1,423

47. Arch of Triumph (1948)

Approved | 120 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.4
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Illegal refugees lead dark lives in pre-World War II Paris.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Charles Boyer, Charles Laughton, Louis Calhern

Votes: 1,394 | Gross: $1.40M

48. Cows (1992)

96 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.1
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Set in the Basque region, a story of the rivalry of two families, period 1870-1935

Director: Julio Medem | Stars: Emma Suárez, Carmelo Gómez, Ana Torrent, Karra Elejalde

Votes: 3,508

49. Cousin Angelica (1974)

107 min | Drama

7.5
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When the single middle-aged Luis travels from Barcelona to bury the remains of his mother in the vault of his family in Segovia, he is lodged by his aunt Pilar in her old house where he ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Saura | Stars: José Luis López Vázquez, Lina Canalejas, Fernando Delgado, María Clara Fernández de Loaysa

Votes: 938

50. Four Days in September (1997)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama, History

7.4
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Brazillian urban guerrilla fighters kidnap the American Ambassador. Now, the diplomat's life hangs in the balance - helplessly caught between a government unwilling to cooperate - and his fear of the captors themselves.

Director: Bruno Barreto | Stars: Alan Arkin, Pedro Cardoso, Fernanda Torres, Luiz Fernando Guimarães

Votes: 4,612 | Gross: $0.31M



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