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The Profession of Arms (2001)
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The Profession of Arms (2001)
Original name: Il mestiere delle armi
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Bulgaria
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In autumn of 1526, the Emperor, Charles V, sends his German landsknechts led by Georg von Frundsberg to march towards Rome. The inferior papal armies, commanded by Giovanni de'Medici, try to chase them in the midst of a harsh winter. Nevertheless, the Imperial armies manage to cross the rivers along their march and get cannons thanks to the maneuvers of its Lords. In a skirmish, Giovanni de'Medici is wounded in the leg by a falconet shot. The attempts to cure him fail and he dies. The Imperial armies assault Rome. The film is beautifully but unassumingly set, and shows the hard conditions in which war is waged and its lack of glory. It ends straightforwardly with the declaration made after the death of Giovanni de'Medici by the commanders of the armies in Europe of not using again fire weapons because of their cruelty.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, epic
Plot: soldier, military, military life, leadership, battles, betrayal, life is a bitch, danger, war, winter, heroes, gun, fog, night, pope, leech, italian history, amputation, army life, darkness, european history, shot to death, gunshot wound
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
Place: italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and epic films with plots about military, soldier, war, battles, military life, heroes and danger mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like The Profession of Arms: Greenery Will Bloom Again (2014), Sword of War (2009), April 9th (2015), 1939 Battle of Westerplatte (2013), The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Greenery Will Bloom Again (2014)
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Duration: 80 min.
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Sword of War (2009)
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Duration: 139 min.
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April 9th (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Denmark
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the early morning of April 9th 1940 the Danish army is alerted. The Germans have crossed the border; Denmark is at war against Europe's strongest army. In Southern Jutland Danish bicycle- and motorcycle companies are ordered out, to against ...
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Genre: Drama, History, War
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Duration: 118 min.
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Duration: 188 min.
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Duration: 118 min.
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