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Map Reference Table with NHibernate

I'm trying to map out some classes to use with NHibernate.  I have most things correct, however, I'm trying to map a reference table for Directors for movies.  

We have a few tables in the database, one being a Movies table that holds details about a particular movie.  Another table a Directors table that holds details pertaining to movie directors.  The problem is many directors can direct one movie, and one director can direct multiple movies.  So we created a reference table to show this:

MovieId | DirectorId
----------------------
      1             2
      2             2
      3             2
      1             4
      5             7

This way we can pull up all movies directed by a director and also list all directors for a particular movie.

How can I map this in NHibernate so that when I reference my Movie object I have a collection of directors for that movie, if any, and when I access my Director object, I have a collection of movies directed by him/her, if any?

Such as:

Movie movie = new Movie();
movie.Directors (type of IList<Directors>)  or something to that extent.

Director director = new Director();
director.Movies  (same as above IList<Movie>)

Thanks.
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williamcampbellCommented:
Create an association from Movie Table  ID to ReferenceTable.MovieID
Create an association from Director Table ID to Reference Table DirectorID

This is how you do it using dbml and Linq not sure if NHibernate is the same.

When the association is done you should be able to access Movie.MovieDirectors

... Does NHibernate support 'Associations'?  (Right click)
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tcullerCommented:
I cannot offer a solution to your problem because I'm not familiar with NHibernate, but I do find it necessary to say that the table you are working with here is not a "reference" or "lookup" table. An example of one of those two would be a list of countries or states. This situation is what we call a bridge table, because you are bridging the two relationships and breaking a "many-to-many" relationship, which is rather impossible to visualize.

Sorry I can't help with your problem, but I felt that that was necessary information nonetheless, maybe to prevent some future confusion of some kind :)
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