Movies like Private Life 1982

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Private Life (1982)
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Private Life (1982)
Original name: Chastnaya zhizn
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mikhail Ulyanov is the Bergmanesque protagonist of the Russian Private Life. A government-appointed factory executive, Ulyanov is reduced to quivering confusion when he is dismissed. Recovering from this blow, he decides to review and realign his life. In so doing, he discovers that there's plenty left in the world to make life worth living. Private Life was nominated for the "best foreign picture" Academy Award in 1983.
Plot: pension, grandson, circus, ex husband ex wife relationship, loneliness, daughter, son, partial female nudity, secretary, pistol, husband wife relationship
Place: russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and bleak films with plots about loneliness, husband wife relationship, children, daughter, son, wife and mother daughter relationship mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Private Life: Family Circle (1980), The Lonely Voice of Man (1987), Night Call (1970), July Rain (1967), Bag Full of Hearts (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Family Circle (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 83 min.
Plot: ex husband, restaurant, student, secretary, judge, children, single woman, loneliness, engineer, daughter, son, husband ...
Place: soviet union
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The Lonely Voice of Man (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The film is Sokurov's feature film debut and is based on the novel The River Potudan by Andrei Platonov. It's a story about the lives of people in the Russian countryside in the beginning of the 20th century. The film was completed in 1979 ...
Plot: man-woman relation, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, loneliness, civil war
Place: russia
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Night Call (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 60 min.
Plot: telephone, message, guilt, son, grandson, daughter in law
Place: soviet union
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July Rain (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A woman is forced to examine the emptiness of her life in this stark drama from the Soviet Union. Lena (Yevgenya Uralova) is a woman in her late twenties who loves her boyfriend (Aleksandr Belyavsky) but in time comes to see that their relationship ...
Style: intellectual, semi documentary
Plot: red army, identity crisis, translator, idealism, free spirit, solitude, existentialism, loss of father, mother daughter relationship, rain, singing, song ...
Time: 1960s
Place: moscow russia, soviet union, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bag Full of Hearts (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 79 min.
Plot: mother, son, boyfriend, daughter, village, postman, teacher, kolkhoz, husband, wife, officer, building ...
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Without Witness (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In visiting his ex-wife’s apartment a man learns that she plans to remarry a scientist named Valentin Shlyakhov. In his past, the man wrote a scathing letter about Shlyakhov which greatly impacted his career. Fearing that this information will ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: letter, apartment, ex husband ex wife relationship, seduction, telephone call, lie, classical music, concert, russian, father son relationship, letter writing, anonymous letter ...
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Balloon Vendor (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young boy tries to make living out of a puppet show when his mother abandons him and his father.
Plot: circus, parent child relationship, blond boy, death, balloon, hospital
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Wings (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Maya Bulgakova gives a marvelous performance as a once heroic Russian fighter pilot now living a quiet, disappointingly ordinary life as a school principal.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, psychological
Plot: culture clash, haunted by the past, high school, school principal, aviation, obsession, homecoming, midlife crisis, wartime life, fish out of water, military, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Steamroller and the Violin (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Seven year old Sasha practices violin every day to satisfy the ambition of his parents. Already withdrawn as a result of his routines, Sasha quickly regains confidence when he accidentally meets and befriends worker Sergei, who works on a ...
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, feel good, uplifting ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, youth, friends, social differences, working class, society, playing violin, children, violin, apple
Time: 60s
Place: russia
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Byelorussia Station (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The heroes of the movie last seen each other on the Belarusian railway station in the summer of 1945. A quarter-century, they meet at the funeral of comrade.
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Place: russia
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The Second Circle (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man tries to come to terms with his father's death and to deal with the mundane details of his burial in a society cut off from spirituality.
Plot: snow, death, loss of father, coffin
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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You and Me (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A neurosurgeon returns back to the USSR from Sweden and has to deal with rejection - both at work and at home.
Plot: doctor, surgeon, crisis of conscience, embassy
Place: russia, siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Asthenic Syndrome (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 153 min.
Story: In the old days it was called hypochrondria, or black melancholia. Now, apparently, it's termed the Asthenic Syndrome. Whatever it is, Nikolai, a teacher of epicly indifferent pupils, has got it, and it's not much fun.
Plot: loneliness, depression, film within a film, teacher, female nudity, male nudity
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38%
Something Different (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 85 min.
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The Useless Girl (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 94 min.
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Plot: loneliness, old man, village, teenage girl, parents, aggression
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Queen of Spades (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hermann is an officer of the engineers in the Imperial Russian Army. He constantly watches the other officers gamble, but never plays himself. One night, Tomsky tells a story about his grandmother, an elderly countess. Many years ago, in France, she ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 77 min.
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Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Ecuador, Germany
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Soviet Union
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Genre: Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: Soviet Union
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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