Movies like Farewell 1983

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Farewell (1983)
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Farewell (1983)
Original name: Прощание
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union, Ukraine
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Matyora is a small village on a beautiful island with the same name. The existence of the village is threatened with flooding by the construction of a dam. This is the story of the inhabitants of Matyora and their farewell to their homeland.
Plot: village, child, nature, island, water, technology, cemetery, fog, boat, paganism, river, lake, memory, peasant, fire, mute, stubbornness, old woman, tree, dam, progress, tradition, pilgrimage, evacuation, symbolism ...
Place: russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out disturbing, serious, thought provoking and ironic films with plots about village, countryside, fire, death, river, nature and peasant mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Farewell: Lullaby of the Earth (1976), The Raven's Dance (1980), My Friend Ivan Lapshin (1985), The Red Snowball Tree (1974), The Lonely Voice of Man (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Lullaby of the Earth (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
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The Raven's Dance (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 79 min.
Story: With a keen sense of visual beauty, director Markku Lehmuskallio has created a thought-provoking, aesthetic film about a married couple and an old man living in a remote part of Finland. The young husband goes out hunting but only to support himself ...
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My Friend Ivan Lapshin (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Russian provincial town in the middle of the 1930s Stalin's Great Purge. Ivan Lapshin, the head of the local police, does what he has to do. And he does it well.
Plot: multiple time frames, war injury, storyteller, stalinism, childhood, memory, totalitarian state, child, provincial life, childhood flashback, militia, police officer ...
Time: 1930s
Place: ussr, russia, soviet union
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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: ironic, thought provoking, touching, sentimental, disturbing ...
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Place: russia
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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 ...
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Place: russia
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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, ...
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Time: post world war one, 1920s
Place: turkey
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Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 87 min.
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Duration: 75 min.
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Duration: 84 min.
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