Movies like The Punishment 1976

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The Punishment (1976)
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The Punishment (1976)
Original name: Osânda
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In 1919 at the end of WW1 Romanian peasant Manolache Preda returns to his native village where he finds his woman taken by another and his land sold to the local landowner.
Plot: verdict, village, rape, world war one, investigation, death, betrayal, jealousy, gendarme, prosecutor, peasant, envy, murder, convict, runaway, false accusation, tradition, revolt, countryside, guilt, escape, landowner, abuse of power, revenge, wrongful conviction
Time: year 1919
Place: romania

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and captivating films with plots about village, murder, countryside, rape, death, revenge and family relations mostly in Drama, War and Adventure genres. Some movies like The Punishment: The House Between the Fields (1980), Concurs (1982), Look Ahead with Anger (1993), Mercenaries' Trap (1981), Memed My Hawk (1984). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The House Between the Fields (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Fresh out of university, agricultural engineer Voica Teodorescu returns to her native village where she joins a local team of engineers in the planning of a dam and an irrigation mega project.Although Voica is engaged to be married to Ilarie she ...
Style: romanticism
Plot: field, house, police, investigation, dam, villager, engineer, communism, betrayal, politics, farming, countryside ...
Time: 80s
Place: romania
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Concurs (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An outdoors orientation contest turns into a journey to the participants' self and conscience.
Style: allegory
Plot: teamwork, wilderness, contest, teenage boy, rape, bus, obstacle course, death, murder, competition, trial
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Look Ahead with Anger (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After the revolution of December 1989, Romania is in full transition. Incertainty and chaos have followed Ceausescu's downfall. Fane, a worker in a wharf on the river Danube, is a former dissident who was in involved in politically motivated ...
Plot: communism, bar, tragic event, friend, unemployment, teenage girl, destruction of property, friendship, brother sister relationship, prison, factory worker, prostitute ...
Place: romania, bucharest
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Mercenaries' Trap (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Romania, East Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The movie is based on a true story from the end of WWI, in Transylvania. A nobleman who owned some land in Transylvania returns home to find a part of his fortune burned to ashes during late 1918 when power was trasfered from AustroHungary to ...
Plot: mercenary, world war one, village, landowner, innocent, property, baron, artillery, nobleman, destruction, robbery, gun ...
Time: year 1918
Place: transylvania, romania
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53%
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Memed My Hawk (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1920s Turkey, a young peasant is smitten with a beautiful young girl, who has been promised in marriage to the fat, dullard cousin of the province's powerful and corrupt governor. When an assassination attempt is made against the official, ...
Plot: squad, car, countryside, murder, posse, arranged marriage, death, tradition, highwayman, village, kidnapping, rifle ...
Time: 1920s, post world war one
Place: turkey
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50%
 7.0
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And So It Is (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bolivia
Duration: 75 min.
Story: While her husband is on his way to the market, a peasant woman is raped and murdered. Her widower carefully plans his revenge.
Plot: revenge, rape, businessman, native american, countryside, rape and revenge, community
Place: bolivia
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The Axe (1969)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Romania, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A breathtaking story in which a woman goes in search of her husband.
Plot: search, peasant, winter, forest, murder, widow, village, dog, axe
Place: romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Vasiliki (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Cyprus
Duration: 123 min.
Story: It is based on a true story, where a young soldier and the wife of a revolutionary guy falls in love while in the background we witness political turmoils of Greece at that time.
Plot: violence, murder, gendarme, communist, head cut off, rape, civil war, death, debt, explosion, countryside, pursuit ...
Time: 1940s
Place: greece
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The Uprising (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After years of deplorable conditions of poverty and injustice, peasants revolt against the landowners, the social elite, and police in this routine social drama. A peasant woman is raped by a lecherous wealthy lesbian, and chaos breaks out in the ...
Plot: rebellion, village, ancient, winter, punishment, peasant, torture, arson
Time: 90s
Place: transylvania, romania
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42%
Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 172 min.
Story: Based on a local legend and set in an unknown era, it deals with universal themes of love, possessiveness, family, jealousy and power. Beautifully shot, and acted by Inuit people, it portrays a time when people fought duels by taking turns to punch ...
Style: bleak, tense, sentimental, epic, harsh ...
Plot: betrayal, revenge, jealousy, love triangle, tragic love, adventure, human nature, family relations, rivalry, intrigue, social relations, temptation ...
Time: middle ages, 18th century
Place: canada, tokyo
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41%
A Love Story, Lindenfeld (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Klaus Bernath, a wealthy German citizen, decides, after many years, to visit his birthplace, of the Banat Swabian village Lindenfeld, in Romania. Since the village has been deserted for many decades, his son and his biographer decide to reconstruct ...
Plot: migration, village
Place: germany, romania, transylvania
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Gruber's Journey (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Romania
Duration: 100 min.
Story: On 22 June 1941, Germany and Romania attack Soviet Russia. Several days later, Curzio Malaparte, the Italian writer who would one day pen the novel « Kaputt », a war correspondent for « Corriere de la Sera », arrives in Iasi, in the north of ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, mass murder, anti semitism, war correspondent, jewish
Place: romania
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La diosa del puerto (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being convicted of killing her rapist, a woman gives birth to a baby in jail. Regrettable accidents cause her to lose contact with her son. Twenty years later...
Plot: female protagonist, jail, self justice, arrested, prison, pregnant from rape, vigilantism, arrest, murder, sailor, rape and revenge, child born of rape ...
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36%
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Last Day (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 95 min.
Story: One morning, residents of a rural village are horrified when the sun rises in the West. According to Islamic belief, this phenomenon signals the Apocalypse. As village folk react differently to the situation, a tragedy strikes when one of the ...
Plot: countryside, village, murder, villager, apocalypse, islam, rape, devil
Place: the philippines
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35%
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Human Zoo (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In Marseille, the young Serbian-Albanian Adria Shala is an illegal immigrant traumatized by her past. Every now and then Adria recalls her life in Kosovo, when she was saved from rape by a deserter called Srdjan Vasiljevic in 1999. They move to ...
Plot: rape, violence, escape, betrayal, immigrants, weapons, assassin, mistress, injury, female director, sex scene, cunnilingus ...
Place: serbia, marseille
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34%
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Aurora (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France, Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 181 min.
Story: An apartment kitchen: a man and a woman discuss Little Red Riding Hood, their voices hushed, mindful of waking the little girl sleeping next room. Waste land on the city outskirts: behind a line of abandoned trailers, the man silently watches what ...
Style: psychological, bleak, contemplative, tense, serious ...
Plot: murder, midlife crisis, losing-it hero, family relations, factory worker, parents and children, unfulfillment, crimes, crime, new wave, life is a bitch, deadly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: romania, europe, bucharest
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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White Lie (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A black New York man returns to his southern hometown to investigate his father's lynching at the hands of a white mob.
Style: suspense, reflective
Plot: social injustice, injustice, doctor, murder, african american, haunted by the past, racist, lynching, racial prejudice, execution, black man, interracial romance ...
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The Red Snowball Tree (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A former thief is released from a prison. He tries to start a new life with his penfriend - a good village woman, but his past doesn't let him go.
Style: touching, disturbing, sentimental, thought provoking, ironic ...
Plot: alienation, guilt, redemption, village, pen pal, middle aged man, peasant, family relations, couple relations, mother son relationship, criminal, river ...
Place: russia
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31%
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The Green Room (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Based on the Henry James short story "The Altar of the Dead", in which a man becomes obsessed with the many dead people in his life and builds a memorial to honor them. This film is also based on other short story by Henry James, "The ...
Style: realistic, psychological, emotional, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: death, tragic love, wartime life, unfulfilled love, obsession, moral dilemma, village life, introspection, haunted by the past, destructive relationship, fall in love, village ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: france
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Bliss (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Greece
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young woman of about 17 years old, named Meryem (Ozgu Namal), has been raped, and her village's customs call for her to be killed to restore honor and dignity to her family and village. The eldest son of the village leader, Cemal (Murat Han), ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, touching, contemplative
Plot: innocence lost, rape, sexual humiliation, cultural difference, injustice, social differences, love affair, unlikely partners, traditional versus modern, village, husband wife relationship, virginity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Morgen (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France, Hungary
Duration: 100 min.
Story: NELU, a man in his forties, works as a security guard in the local supermarket in Salonta, a small town on the Romanian-Hungarian border. This is the place where many illegal emigrants try to cross, by any means posible, to Hungary and then further ...
Style: serious, sentimental, sincere, realistic
Plot: on the road, human spirit, hopes, self discovery, family relations, immigrants, unlikely partners, countryside, dull life, unfulfillment, farm, immigration officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, germany, hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Village in the Jungle (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sri Lanka
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Baddegama or, more correctly, Beddegama is a 1980 award winning Sinhalese language film directed by Lester James Peries that follows the lives of village people in British Colonial Sri Lanka. The film is based on the 1913 book titled as "The ...
Plot: marriage, thief, jungle, demon, landowner, husband wife relationship, hysteria, jail, village, gun, murder, witch ...
Time: turn of the century
Place: sri lanka
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31%
Last Night of Love (1980)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Romania, West Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 1916, shortly before Romania's entry in World War One Romanian Army Lieutenant Tudor Gheorghiu is posted to a border patrol unit on Romania's border with Austria-Hungary. Not receiving any news from his wife he persuades the commanding ...
Plot: duty, gigolo, businessman, reception, obsession, jealousy, lawyer, court martial, world war one, infidelity, attack, inheritance ...
Time: year 1916
Place: romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, Belgium
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Gabita is pregnant, abortion is strictly forbidden in Romania during the communist regime. Despite this it is common practice and Gabita wants an abortion. The movie follows her and her friend Otilia during the day she has made the appointment with ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, serious, emotional ...
Plot: sexual abuse, abortion, unwanted pregnancy, rape, communism, friendship, female friendship, realism, young woman, doctor, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: romania, europe, california
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29%
Matrubhoomi: A Nation Without Women (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, India
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman, attended by two midwives, is giving birth in a small village in India. When the child's cry rings, the father bangs on a steel plate to attract the attention of all the villagers, ...
Style: disturbing, futuristic, serious, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: incest, gang rape, physical abuse, marriage, misogyny, dowry, greed, revolt, jealousy, future dystopia, social decay, society ...
Time: future
Place: india, asia
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29%
Bloodshed at the Wedding (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The film is the story of girl Cveta who was abducted by the Ottoman bey and taken away in his harem. Bey is trying to embrace Islam, but its persistence, and its neighbors led beloved Spasa, and beloved local priest, assisted by diplomats of the ...
Style: epic
Plot: wedding, bloodbath, village, wedding reception, corpse, innocent, countryside, girl, fight, escape, blood, death ...
Place: macedonia, ottoman empire
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29%
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Callie & Son (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Callie was a teenage mother in trouble. Fresh out of the delivery room, her son was taken from her and sold on the black-market. Vowing to find him some day, this is her story.
Plot: contract killing, politician, murder, waitress, jealousy, adoption, revenge, prison, telephone conversation, wrongful conviction, husband wife relationship, incest overtones ...
Place: texas
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One Angry Juror (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Sarah Walsh, a tough New Orleans attorney who serves on a murder trial jury and does some investigating of her own.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, tense
Plot: murder, courtroom, false accusation, courtroom drama, uncover truth, investigation, dishonesty, legal, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, dedicated lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: louisiana, new orleans, usa
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28%
The Children's Rebellion (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In the 19th century, children -- particularly the children of the poor -- were considered to be an exploitable resource of docile and cheap labor. Anyone who had the effrontery to steal so much as a portion of a loaf of bread for any reason would ...
Plot: convict, child abuse, gun, death, murder, prison, violence, male nudity, rebellion, prison guard, child with gun, journalism ...
Time: 1840s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Child's Pose (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Child's Pose is a contemporary drama focusing on the relationship between a mother and her 32-year-old son. After the accidental killing of a boy in a car crash, the mother tries to prevent her son being charged for the death, and she refuses ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: car accident, family relations, architect, parents and children, crumbling relationship, life turned upside down, grownups, family problems, family in crisis, love, husband wife relationship, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%