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Silence and Cry (1968)
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Silence and Cry (1968)
Original name: Csend és kiáltás
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Miklós Jancsó's Silence and Cry is set during a turbulent era of disquiet, fear, persecution and terror, which permeates every corner of post-WWI Hungarian society. In 1919, after just a few months of communist rule the Hungarian Republic of Councils falls victim to a nationalist counter-revolution. Admiral Horthy, leader of the nationalist far right movement, becomes the self-proclaimed regent of Hungary, and assumes power as the legal Head of State. Soldiers of the short-lived Hungarian Red Army are now on the run from relentless secret policemen and patrol units of the nationalist Royal Gendarme. If caught, ex-Red Army soldiers are executed without mercy or proper trial. István Cserzi, a former soldier of the Red Army has fled to the Great Hungarian Plains and has taken refuge on a farm, which is run by two sympathetic women. Due to the generosity of these women and a former childhood pal...
Plot: army, nationalism, farm, communist, poison, poisoning, shot to death
Time: year 1919

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sentimental and epic films with plots about army, family relations, murder, politics, flashback, military and male nudity mostly in Drama, War and Musical genres. Some movies like Silence and Cry: Electra, My Love (1974), Do It - One! (1990), Cantata (1963), Victory March (1976), The Pacifist (1970). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Electra, My Love (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 70 min.
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Do It - One! (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Rookie Alexey Gavrilov gets to a part where there is bullying.
Plot: army, military uniform, russian soldier, military life, military service, soviet army, mockery, brutality
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Cantata (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young doctor undergoes a spiritual crisis when he returns to his rural home.
Style: intellectual
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Victory March (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 118 min.
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Style: grotesque
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The Pacifist (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Barbara (Monica Vitti) is a journalist investigating the local counterculture who becomes involved, after an unpleasant start of battery and stalking, with Pierre Clémenti's louche all-around dropout.
Plot: communist, fascist, journalist, student protest, shot to death, religion, communism, russian roulette, fashion model, murder, repression, jewish
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Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 128 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Duration: 89 min.
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Duration: 88 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, psychological, realistic, serious
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Duration: 85 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 96 min.
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