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The Constant Factor (1980)
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The Constant Factor (1980)
Original name: Constans
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The main character in this effective, convincing drama is Witold (Tadeusz Bradecki) who is high in what later would be termed the "emotional quotient" or the ability to bounce back from adverse, tragic circumstances. Witold has been nursing both his sick mother and a deeply rooted desire to climb the Himalayas. His father had died climbing in those mountains, and they have an allure for Witold as well. But his dreams begin to crumble when his mother succumbs to her illness and trouble brews at work. The situation becomes bad enough to scramble Witold's life with no indication of future improvement.
Plot: death, mountaineer, illness, corruption, dying, frame up, father son relationship, death of father, death of mother, fired from the job, mother son relationship
Place: poland, himalaya

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, clever, realistic and captivating films with plots about father son relationship, death, mother son relationship, death of father, doctor, family relations and husband wife relationship mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like The Constant Factor: The Law and the Fist (1964), The Illumination (1973), Wielki bieg (1981), Spiral (1978), Nowhere (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Life As a Fatal Sexually Transmitted Disease (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story of a doctor named Tomasz who questions his beliefs, faith and morality as his end is near, so he makes all efforts to find dignity in his imminent death.
Style: captivating, tricky, serious, clever
Plot: doctor, cancer, meaning of life, cynicism, terminal illness, ex husband ex wife relationship, suffering, pain, death, life & death, corpse, divorce ...
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95%
The Law and the Fist (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: At the end of World War Two, Polish people move to the western lands vacated by Germans. But some ruthless profiteers pose as government representatives and intend to make off with loot from a deserted town they took over. One honest man stands up ...
Plot: world war two, death by gunshot, ghost town, murder, violence, drinking, train, shooting, post war, death, gun
Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: poland
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85%
The Illumination (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Krzysztof Zanussi's groundbreaking film chronicles a decade in the life of a young physics student whose absolute faith in the primacy of rationality and science is shaken by tragedy and affairs of the heart.
Plot: meaning of life, psychology, electrocution, physicist, monkey, nerd, scientist, mountain climbing, brain surgery, philosophy, marriage
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: poland
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70%
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Wielki bieg (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in 1952, the story follows events around the "Peace Run", a propaganda 3-day marathon for peace. The winner is to be presented with a new motorcycle by the country's president. Chief organizer is a ruthless manipulator who will ...
Plot: stalinism, communist propaganda, communism, race, shower, male nudity, president, political activist, letter
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Spiral (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 83 min.
Story: In what appears to be an inexplicable incident, a man drives up to a resort hotel in midwinter, throws away his car keys, enters, and proceeds to agitate everyone he meets with his urgency -- a message he is somehow unable to communicate. Then he ...
Plot: depression, fear of death, hopelessness, morgue, lecture, suicide, hospital, mountain, death, male female relationship, jumping through a window, climbing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Nowhere (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Young Danny has left his home town in the middle of nowhere (="Nirgendwo") behind and moved to Berlin to study business. The twentysomething enjoys big city life and independence. When his father dies unexpectedly, however, Danny has to ...
Plot: photographer, death of mother, suicide, father son relationship, female nudity, swimming, camera, grief, death of father, domineering father, generation y, sex in a swimming pool ...
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43%
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The Forest (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 76 min.
Story: The action of the film takes place in two periods of time. An old man leads his son through a forest, and is simultaneously under his care confined to bed with a deadly illness.
Style: mystical
Plot: father son relationship, old man, murder, forest, death of father, dying father, life & death, bedridden
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Kontrakt (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Bearing traces of the old Anton Chekhov play The Wedding, The Contract is set during an "arranged" ceremony. The bride and groom barely know each other, but this matters not at all to their tradition-bound families. At the last minute, the ...
Plot: snow, doctor, exhibitionist, sauna, sex, wedding, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), party
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Weekend Stories: A Woman's Business (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 56 min.
Story: A woman whose passport was denied under the previous Communist regime by a vindictive party secretary is given a chance to confront the woman and take revenge.
Plot: university student, businesswoman, politics, break up, invitation, handcuffs, reunion, forgiveness, depression, communist, polish history, breakup ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Calm (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A young man in his twenties leaves prison after a three-year sentence. He wants to start a new life in a place where he is not known and dreams only of a job, a wife and a family. He succeeds partially in fulfilling these dreams, but then runs into ...
Plot: bigger dreams, labor union, strike, ex convict, construction worker, politics, worker, shipyard, corruption, twenty something
Time: year 1977, year 1978, year 1979, year 1980, year 1976
Place: poland
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40%
Yumechiyo's Diary (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Yumechiyo, a geisha house madam recently diagnosed with a terminal illness, yearns to do something constructive with the little time she has left. Through her responsibility lies in taking care of her girls, she finds purpose in providing a man ...
Plot: father son relationship, love, train, river, geisha, son murders father, witness, accidental death, murder, bridge, resort, hot spring ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Generational Sins (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A dying mother, Sarah, tells her last wish to her eldest son, Drew, that he take his younger brother, Will, to the place they were born. Despite tragic family history, hope gives promise to the future.
Plot: death, father son relationship, family relations
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38%
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Eminent Domain (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A high-ranking Polish politburo member is banished from the party, and must find out why. Set in 1979 Poland before the Solidarity events.
Plot: cold war, espionage, teenage girl
Time: 70s
Place: poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Drowsiness (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The emotional inertia and chaos affecting a narcoleptic woman, a fatally ill writer and a doctor, and their attempts to escape from their dead-end situations.
Plot: female director, writers, narcolepsy, hospital, gay bashing, closeted gay, hysteria, gay slur, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, sex, marital infidelity ...
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Sweet Rush (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: As an aging woman married to a workaholic doctor by chance meets a young man who makes her feel young again. All of this is films by a director making a film about her which cuts in and out of the on camera and off camera drama.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, offbeat, gloomy ...
Plot: mature woman, small town, film within a film, couples, love and romance, dishonesty, unfulfillment, dealing with death, sexual content, tragic love, love affair, infidelity ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: poland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Camouflage (1977)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A group of students are spending the summer vacation at a university camp studying the science of linguistics. One of the camp directors, Jaroslaw, is a young professor who prefers the straightforward, intimate approach to students. He is opposed in ...
Style: humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: intrigue, manipulation, satire, summer camp, nudity (full frontal - brief), teachers and students, manipulations, society, politics, contests and competitions, dishonesty, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: poland, europe, former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 296
Hands Up! (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Beginning with a sci-fi prologue before finding itself with several doctors attending a medical school reunion in a sealed-up railway carriage. Between drinks, the disenchanted medicos ruminate over the effect that communism (particularly the ...
Style: political
Plot: medical profession, communism, plaster cast, politics, post apocalypse, cinema
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Man Follows Birds (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Man Follows Birds is a coming-of-age story of a young Uzbek poet surrounded by violence. Farouk is fascinated by trees and Khamraev films him with a lot of melancholy and tenderness. Cast apart because he’s poor and his father’s drunk, Farouk ...
Plot: bird, apple, murder, funeral, death of father, wedding, fire, dead boy, blood, father son relationship, village, dead girl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez Murders (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: TV movie based on the novel "Blood Brothers," about the murder of Jose Menéndez and his wife Kitty by their sons, Erik and Lyle.
Plot: courtroom, death of father, murder, death of mother, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, matricide, death, patricide, family relations, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Vassa (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A screen adaptation of the second version of A. M. Gorky’s play “Vassa Zheleznova”. In this family children were taught from the early years to put accent on the word “my”: my ship, my house, my factory… Here they counted the money ...
Plot: matriarch, class differences, russian revolution, dysfunctional family, wealthy family, rich, death of father, murder, death, government agent, father daughter relationship, servant ...
Time: 1910s
Place: russia, paris france, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 448
Le Garcu (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A self-centered man (Gérard Depardieu) with many diversions occasionally visits his 4-year-old son (Antoine Pialat) and the boy's mother (Géraldine Pailhas).
Plot: death of father, male female relationship, mistress, immaturity, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, infidelity, childhood, older man younger woman relationship, death, female nudity, marital crisis ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Structure of Crystal (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Physicist John worked as a meteorologist. He lives in a small village with his wife, a teacher. Meanwhile, his friend from university, Mark, is doing a research career. Trying to get John to return to academic work in the capital. Mark is not ...
Style: intellectual
Plot: old friends, moral dilemma, science, provincial life, university, point of view, scientist, discussion, meaning of life, physics, physicist, weatherman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Behind The Wall (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Jan is a young assistant professor in chemistry and a workaholic, Anna is an unsuccessful science writer who turns to Jan for advice and human compassion, but Jan, absorbed with his career, remains immune to Anna's clumsy efforts to pierce his ...
Plot: writers, workaholic, chemistry, professor, suicide attempt, loneliness, scientist, confusion, research, promotion, stranger, male female relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Thursday's Child (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Sam Alden is the 17-year-old high school star player in baseball who seems to have it all. However, his family notices that he is often bothered with fits of coughing. Worried, his parents decide to take him to the hospital, where they are shocked ...
Plot: family relations, heart transplant, doctor, heart disease, teenager, father son relationship, illness, mother son relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
See You Tomorrow (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: No overview found
Plot: boy, brother sister relationship, grandfather grandson relationship, park bench, classmate, mink coat, mortality, acupuncture, comics, family relations, husband wife relationship, dying ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: switzerland, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Family Upside Down (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An elderly married couple find that as their physical and mental health deteriorates, they find themselves dependent more and more upon their grown children.
Plot: old age, family, aging, retirement home, husband wife relationship, heart attack, dying, grandmother grandson relationship, family relations, deathbed, grandfather grandson relationship, father daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Gates of Paradise (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Heaven's daughter Annie finds herself orphaned and crippled. Whisked off to Farthinggale Manor by Tony Tatterton, Annie pines for her lost family, especially for her half-brother Luke. Without the warm glow of Luke's love, she is lost in ...
Plot: death of mother, mercedes benz, death of father, death of grandfather, isolation, secret, 18 year old, birthday present
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Forever and a Day (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Eugene arrives in Bukidnon with only one intention: to forget his problems at work. But when he meets Raffy and as they travel and go on ridiculous and death-defying activities together, they start to form a friendship that goes beyond Euge’s ...
Plot: female director, illness, vacation, peanut butter, marathon, father son relationship, cable car, birthday present, shoes, store, iphone, birthday ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Death in the Family (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young wife's religious faith is shaken when her husband dies in a car accident.
Plot: car accident, child's point of view, widow, brother sister relationship, death of father, death of husband, death, interracial relations, mother son relationship
Time: 1910s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Nightmares (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set before the first Wold War in part of Poland under Austrain occupation, the story of a young boy in primary school who later grows up to become a rebellious, poetic-minded teen in the same school when the national movement toward liberation is ...
Plot: school, boarding house, rebel, torture, tyranny, father son relationship, female nudity, teenage boy, boy, skinny dipping, cruelty, pessimism ...
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%