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... second to struggle with film (5)


I believe the answer is:


'film' is the definition.
('movie' can be a synonym of 'film')

'second to struggle' is the wordplay.
'second' becomes 'mo' (both are short periods of time).
'to struggle' becomes 'vie' (I've seen this before).

'with' is the link.

(Other definitions for movie that I've seen before include "provide entertainment" , "Cinema film (mainly US)" , "Cinema production" , "Gladiator for one" , "Flick" .)

I've seen this clue in The Independent.
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