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Khrustalyov, My Car! (1998)
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Khrustalyov, My Car! (1998)
Original name: Хрусталёв, машину!
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Military doctor General Klenski is arrested in Stalin's Russia in 1953 during an anti-Semitic political campaign accused of being a participant in so-called "doctors' plot".
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, clever, realistic, offbeat, witty
Plot: train, politics, head of state, injustice, state affairs, gang, master and servant, downfall, on the run, riddles and clues, hospital, twins, kgb, political unrest, life is a bitch, society, totalitarianism, soviet army, stalinism, military uniform, male rape, gang rape, gulag, secret police, josef stalin ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: russia, moscow russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out semi serious, humorous, realistic and clever films with plots about politics, society, state affairs, culture clash, corruption, dishonesty and rebellion mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Khrustalyov, My Car!: The Witness (1969), Spinning Boris (2003), The Oak (1992), The Inner Circle (1991), Balkan Spy (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Witness (1969)
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Duration: 105 min.
Story: Known as the best satire about communism, banned for over a decade in Hungary. 'The Witness' has become a cult classic, well received by critics and general audiences when it was finally released outside of Hungary. 'The Witness' ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty ...
Plot: last supper, amusement park, political satire, cemetery, minister, execution, absurdism, swimming pool, fascist, secret door, socialism, streetcar ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: hungary, europe, budapest, budapest hungary
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Spinning Boris (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: semi serious, talky, humorous, realistic, witty ...
Plot: politics, head of state, rise to the top, idealism, culture clash, media satire, political conspiracy, political intrigue, political unrest, campaign, fighting the system, media ...
Time: contemporary, year 1996, 1990s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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The Oak (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Romania
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A description of Romania before Ceausescu's downfall, through the story of Nela. Daughter of a former colonel of the Securitate, the romanian political police. She refused to become as her sister, an agent of this Securitate, and lives with her ...
Style: dark humor, gloomy, semi serious, atmospheric, macabre
Plot: politics, self discovery, on the road, parents and children, surgeon, communist party, siblings relations, state affairs, family relations, chaos and mayhem, society, totalitarianism ...
Time: 80s
Place: romania, europe
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Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: The true story of Ivan Sanchin, the KGB officer who was Stalin's private film projectionist from 1939 until the dictator's death. Told from Sanchin's view, the sympathetic but tragically flawed hero maintains unwavering faith in his ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, disturbing, bleak
Plot: kgb, politics, political unrest, society, state affairs, head of state, orphan, injustice, life is a bitch, socialism, stalinism, projectionist ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s, 50s, 1940s ...
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Duration: 95 min.
Story: Balkanski špijun is a 1984 Yugoslav comedy/drama. Ilija Čvorović, a former Stalinist who spent several years in a prison on Goli otok, is contacted by the police to routinely answer questions about his tenant, Petar Markov Jakovljević, a ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, dark humor, realistic, disturbing ...
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Time: 50s
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mock documentary about an upstart candidate for the U.S. Senate written and directed by actor Tim Robbins. Bob Roberts is a folksinger with a difference: He offers tunes that protest welfare chiselers, liberal whining, and the like. As the ...
Style: clever, witty, cynical, semi serious, realistic ...
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Time: 90s, 1990s
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When a planeload of Pakistani orphans are shipped to his state for permanent relocation, the governor of Idaho (Beau Bridges, who won an Emmy) defies the president (Phil Hartman) and closes the state's border. News Net Television, a cable news ...
Style: futuristic, humorous, semi serious, witty, dark humor ...
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Time: future, 2000s
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tatie Danielle is a black comedy about a widow who is intent on ruining the lives of her great-nephew and his wife. Tsilla Chelton plays the title character, who mourns the death of her husband by tormenting everyone she meets. Eventually, she moves ...
Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: elderly, golden years, parents and children, suburbs, eccentric family, suburban life, family life, family relations, master and servant, society, family problems, uninvited guest ...
Time: 80s
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
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