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Beginning of an Unknown Era (1967)
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Beginning of an Unknown Era (1967)
Original name: Начало неведомого века
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union, Ukraine
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Two young directors adapted the short stories of two Russian authors whose works had been banned for decades, and so their film ended up in the censor’s vault as well – for twenty years. Both tales look back to the post-revolutionary era, and while Angel speaks tragically of the brutality and destruction of the time, The Homeland of Electricity captures its haunting grotesquery.
Plot: female director, motorcycle, civil war, water, soldier, train, russian civil war, communism, rain, hopes, cow, locomotive, bolshevik, drought, criminal gang, russian revolution, furnace, head bashed in
Time: 1920s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and captivating films with plots about female director, communism, society, politics, family relations, soldier and revolution mostly in Drama, History and War genres. Some movies like Beginning of an Unknown Era: Seven Songs from the Tundra (2000), Trust (1976), The Unburied Man (2004), You and Me (1971), Paradise Club (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Seven Songs from the Tundra (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Finland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Finland's submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2000
Style: based on true events
Plot: nomad, kolkhoz, female director, socialism, reindeer, soldier, oppression, fishing, nature, parent child relationship, marriage, statue ...
Time: 20th century
Place: soviet union, siberia
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Trust (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Finland, Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Film is based on the facts of history about the declaration of independence of the Republic of Finland from Russia. The Grand Duchy of Finland was an autonomous part of the Russian Empire until 1917, when the Russian revolution caused the fall of ...
Plot: assassination, politician, trust, flashback, politics, male female relationship, czar, demonstration, communist, political prisoner, lenin, socialist ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 1890s, year 1917
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, helsinki finland, siberia, saint petersburg ...
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The Unburied Man (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Hungary, Slovakia, Poland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: One of the doyennes of Hungarian film deals with a dark period of national history: the Soviet regime in Hungary. She portrays it through the fate of the former prime minister and national hero, Imre Nagy. The script is based on the diary written by ...
Plot: female director, democracy, doctor, death sentence, jail, hanging, atrocity, european history, exhumation, exile, speech, josef stalin ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, year 1956, 50s
Place: budapest hungary, budapest, italy, romania, central europe ...
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86%
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You and Me (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A neurosurgeon returns back to the USSR from Sweden and has to deal with rejection - both at work and at home.
Plot: ice hockey, female director, circus, neurosurgeon, train, crisis of conscience, embassy, doctor, surgeon
Place: siberia, russia
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71%
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Paradise Club (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: During the height of the social revolution, a young dancer searches for salvation when she chooses to leave paradise.
Plot: female director, nudity (full frontal - brief), barefoot woman, female nudity, beach, sexual revolution, nightclub
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: san francisco
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70%
Lenin: The Train (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Spain, Austria, West Germany
Duration: 198 min.
Story: March/April 1917. The first world war is already a couple year to pace. A sealed train with Russian emigrants keeps on driving from Zürich Germany and Sweden to Sint-Petersburg. The outlaws stand under the guidance of Vladimir J. Lenin. Two senior ...
Plot: fall in love, russian revolution, extramarital affair, falling in love, bolshevik, train, communist, train travel, train journey, revolutionary, lenin
Time: year 1917
Place: russia, germany
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69%
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The Flight (1971)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 196 min.
Story: The film is about a group of people who in other times wouldn't have anything in common, some of them innocent bystanders, some moral criminals. But nothing is straightforward and simple. From Russia "the run" continues to ...
Plot: russian civil war, war atrocity, public execution, emigrant, public hanging, emigration, card game, remorse, mental illness, execution, hanging, ghost ...
Time: 1920s
Place: paris france, turkey, france, russia, crimea
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Felicitas (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Argentina
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Buenos Aires at the outskirts of XIX century. A society rigid in patriarchal rules. A war between brothers of Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Paraguay. Two young and very much in love youngsters, fight for their right to be together. Obeyance and ...
Plot: love, female director, reunion, separation
Time: 1880s
Place: argentina, buenos aires argentina
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66%
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Fever (1981)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The film is set in 1905, in a time of feverish revolutionary underground activity in Poland partitioned between three neighbours. All the characters are committed anarchists. The bomb maker puts an invention together to place it at the disposal of ...
Plot: female director, male female relationship, tragic event, revolt, prison, corruption, terrorism, violence, undercover, police, mental breakdown, politics
Place: poland
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64%
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Union Bound (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: He went to war to free slaves but in the end was freed by them.
Plot: union, forest, soldier, train, running, escape, patriotism, slave, civil war, sacrifice, diary, honor
Place: america
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60%
St. Michael Had a Rooster (1972)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sentenced to life imprisonment for illegal activities, Italian International member Giulio Manieri holds on to his political ideals while struggling against madness in the loneliness of his prison cell.
Style: contemplative, gloomy, realistic, serious, thought provoking
Plot: revolution, politics, political unrest, prison, introspection, chaos and mayhem, human spirit, moral dilemma, self discovery, prison life, haunted by the past, solitary ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: italy, europe
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57%
The Anarchist's Wife (2008)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany, Spain, France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: "The Anarchist's Wife" is the story of Manuela who is left behind when her husband Justo fights for his ideals against Franco's Nationalists during the Spanish Civil War. He is deported to a concentration camp, and upon his ...
Plot: spanish civil war, female director, fascism, woman, anti fascist, french resistance, leftist, family relations, love, female nudity, anti nazi, anarchism
Place: southern france, south of france, madrid
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57%
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1900 (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 245 min.
Story: Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half on the 20th century.
Style: epic, thought provoking, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, friendship, politics, countryside, execution, idealism, italian history, child molester, socialism, ambition, society, war ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: italy, france, europe, paris france
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A Necklace for My Beloved (1971)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Three guys are living in a Dagestan aul, and all three are in love with the blue-eyed Serminaz. According to a mountaineers’ tradition, a young man seeking the hand and the heart of a beloved girl has to make her a present that she would remember ...
Plot: birth, horse, brother brother relationship, baby, tradition, leg, fiancee, village, motorcycle, circus, return, adventurer ...
Place: caucasus
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55%
Nelio's Story (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Portugal, Mozambique
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the book by Henning Mankell (Sweden), this story takes place in Mozambique and is about a young boy, Nelio, who loses his entire family during a time of civil war. A wounded Nelio is found by a baker in the capital Mapouto; refusing medical ...
Plot: civil war, female director, sailboat, truck, filicide, bestiality, dog, theater, dead dog, fire, sailing boat, child soldier ...
Place: africa
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We, the Undersigned (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 140 min.
Story: While a newly-built industrial bakery can produce bread, a three-person committee refused to sign acceptance documents citing numerous deficiencies. Lyonya Shindin, who works for a construction company, which built the bakery, follows the committee ...
Plot: train, industry, construction worker, construction, politics, female director, committee, pantyhose, taking off shoes, female stockinged legs
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Heat (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union, Kyrgyzstan
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Larisa Shepitko's diploma film. An idealistic high school graduate goes to work on a state farm on the Kazakh steppe, only to clash with its authoritarian leader.
Plot: working class, female director, farming, tractor, community, heat, generation, peasant, water, horse, fire
Place: soviet union
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The Lonely Voice of Man (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The film is Sokurov's feature film debut and is based on the novel The River Potudan by Andrei Platonov. It's a story about the lives of people in the Russian countryside in the beginning of the 20th century. The film was completed in 1979 ...
Plot: civil war, archive footage, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, loneliness, man-woman relation, wife husband relationship
Place: russia
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Famine '33 (1991)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The film about the Holodomor famine in Ukraine, based on the novel 'The Yellow Prince' by Vasyl Barka. The film is told through the lives of the Katrannyk family of six. It relies more on images than on words shot in black-and-white.
Plot: corpse, hunger, family relations, shot to death, communism, starvation, genocide, crime against humanity, death
Time: 1930s
Place: ukraine, soviet union
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47%
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Betrayal (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Switzerland, Spain, Romania
Duration: 103 min.
Plot: communism, totalitarian regime, artist, port, anti communist, police station, male female relationship, defection, desertion, informant, writers, typist ...
Time: 1960s, 1940s, 60s
Place: bucharest, romania, paris france
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46%
Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Greece, France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 170 min.
Story: This is the first film of Theo Angelopoulos' trilogy. The story starts in 1919 with some greek refugees from Odessa arriving somewhere near Thessaloniki. Among these people are two small kids, Alexis and Eleni. Eleni is an orphan and she is ...
Style: captivating, touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: refugee, village, tragic love, wartime life, refugees, on the run, orphan, politics, genocide, fall in love, political unrest, self discovery ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1940s, year 1945, year 1936 ...
Place: greece, europe
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45%
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The Magnate (1987)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 171 min.
Story: This Polish historical drama film traces the fascinating saga of a wealthy, princely Polish dynasty in years 1900-1935.
Style: family saga
Plot: prince, dynasty, monarchy, nazism, sex with stepson, man in a wheelchair, wheelchair bound, nazi, cuckold, sex with stepmother, falling, third reich ...
Time: 1900s, pre world war two, 1910s, 1930s, 1940s ...
Place: poland
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44%
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Virgin Mary (1995)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Croatia, Canada, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In 1981 in Medjugorje (BA), a group of kids claim that Virgin Mary appeared to them on a hill. The local priest believes them and spreads the word. Religious tourism blossoms. The communist government is concerned and arrests the priest.
Plot: miraculous event, ghost, communism, mountain, priest, execution, faith, religion, propaganda, nun, virgin mary
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The Death of Empedocles (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Film adaptation by Straub and Huillot of Hölderlin's 1798 tragedy on the symbolic death of Empedoclus, the legislator in Ancient Greece.
Plot: female director, filmed play, communism, utopia
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Ceasefire (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the early 1920s, Georges Laffont, traumatized by the horrific trench warfare, decides to leave his life behind and travel to West Africa. In the vast territories of Upper Volta he - with the help of Diofo, artist and also survivor of the Great ...
Style: sincere, disturbing, rough, melancholic
Plot: male objectification, brother brother relationship, injury, life, self discovery, wartime, getting home, nudity (full frontal - brief), butt naked, piano, underwater scene, cigarette smoking ...
Time: 1920s, year 1916, post world war one
Place: france, africa
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Blame it on Fidel (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A 9-year-old girl weathers big changes in her household as her parents become radical political activists in 1970-71 Paris.
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: politics, radical, family life, political unrest, family problems, hopes, state affairs, immigrants, journalism, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe, cuba, chile ...
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Religion (2007)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: India
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story is based in Banaras and is about a Hindu Priest Chaturvedi (Pankaj Kapoor) who follows the scriptures to practice Hindu religion. When a child is abandon by a woman and brought in his house by his daughter - after initial hesitation but ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Plot: adoption, hindu, parents and children, clergy, family relations, family life, family problems, society, babies and infants, hinduism, religion, salvation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
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Song for a Raggy Boy (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, UK, Denmark, Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: William Franklin is a teacher who was born in Ireland and moved to the United States only to repatriate in 1939 after his leftist political views cause him to lose his job. Franklin becomes the first non-cleric instructor at St. Jude's, a ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, serious, bleak, realistic
Plot: boarding school life, dedicated educator, beating, reformatory, discipline, orphan, juvenile delinquency, fighting the system, teachers and students, human spirit, punishment, power relations ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: ireland, europe, spain
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Hanussen (1988)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Hungary, West Germany, Austria
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A man's story parallels Hitler's rise. Austrian Klaus Schneider, wounded in World War I, recovers in the care of Dr. Emil Bettleheim. Bettleheim discovers that Schneider possesses powers of empathy and of clairvoyance, such that could aid ...
Style: suspenseful, bleak, disturbing, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hypnosis, clairvoyant, assassination, nazism, uncover truth, world war one, distopia, war, rebellion, love and romance, state affairs, dishonesty ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany
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38%
The Book of Daniel (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Taken into slavery after the fall of Jerusalem in 605 B.C., Daniel is forced to serve the most powerful king in the world, King Nebuchadnezzar. Faced with imminent death, Daniel proves himself a trusted Advisor and is placed among the king's ...
Style: biblical, captivating, serious, inspirational, suspense ...
Plot: religious, miraculous event, old testament, conquering, hopes, escapades, heroes, oracle, society, confined, exile, kingdom ...
Time: ancient history
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