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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: 147 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, clever, offbeat, realistic, witty, semi serious
Plot: train, kgb, hospital, gang, riddles and clues, politics, injustice, on the run, downfall, head of state, state affairs, master and servant, twins, totalitarianism, society, political unrest, life is a bitch, army, josef stalin, truck, gulag, snow, soviet army, psychiatry, bathhouse ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: russia, moscow russia

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The Inner Circle (1991)
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: realistic, disturbing, serious, thought provoking, bleak
Plot: kgb, politics, state affairs, injustice, political unrest, head of state, dictatorship, world war two, love, projectionist, josef stalin, stalinism ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 30s, 50s, 1930s ...
Place: russia
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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 ...
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Time: 80s
Place: romania, europe
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The Witness (1969)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Hungary
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, biting, realistic, offbeat, thought provoking ...
Plot: fascist, flood, pig, ice cream, political satire, amusement park, last supper, cemetery, absurdism, swimming pool, execution, minister ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: hungary, europe, budapest, budapest hungary
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Spinning Boris (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Russian political elite hires American consultants to help with President Yeltsin's re-election campaign when his approval rating is down to single digits.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, clever, talky ...
Plot: politics, state affairs, culture clash, media satire, rise to the top, idealism, ambition, society, political conspiracy, political unrest, dishonesty, head of state ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 95 min.
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Time: 50s
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, belgrade
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
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Plot: elderly, family relations, society, uninvited guest, family life, eccentric family, family problems, suburbs, parents and children, golden years, suburban life, master and servant ...
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Duration: 150 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, thought provoking, biting, realistic ...
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Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
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Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
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Style: realistic, clever, humorous, semi serious
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Duration: 99 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Switzerland, France, Senegal, UK
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, witty, clever, realistic ...
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Country: Italy, France
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, clever, realistic ...
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