Movies like Requiem for Dominic

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Requiem for Dominic (1990)
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Requiem for Dominic (1990)
Original name: Requiem für Dominik
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany, Romania
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Requiem for Dominic powerfully portrayed the upheaval in that liminal space between revolution and order. This drama is captured partly on film, partly on video adding to the gritty reality of the time, place and events as they were unfolding in Eastern Europe as the "Iron Curtain" collapsed.
Plot: politics, revolution, exile, communism, dictatorship, demonstration, totalitarian state
Place: romania

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, disturbing and captivating films with plots about politics, communism, society, state affairs, friendship, exile and communist mostly in Drama, History and Comedy genres. Some movies like Requiem for Dominic: Karnak Cafe (1975), Hands Up! (1981), The House Between the Fields (1980), Fox: Hunter (1993), Rokonok (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Karnak Cafe (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt
Duration: 143 min.
Story: In one of their best roles ever, distinguished actors Nour Al Sherif and Souad Hosni star in this film depicting the unstable social and political life in Egypt during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The film revolved around a group of university ...
Style: political
Plot: politics, police brutality, interrogation, torture, prison, youth, police, accusation, communism
Place: egypt
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Hands Up! (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Beginning with a sci-fi prologue before finding itself with several doctors attending a medical school reunion in a sealed-up railway carriage. Between drinks, the disenchanted medicos ruminate over the effect that communism (particularly the ...
Style: political
Plot: post apocalypse, politics, plaster cast, medical profession, communism, cinema
Place: poland
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The Way I Spent the End of the World (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bucharest 1989 - the last year of Ceausecu's dictatorship. Eva lives with her parents and her 7 year old brother, Lalalilu. One day at school, Eva and her boyfriend accidentally break a bust of Ceausescu. They are forced to confess their crime ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friendship, hopes, warning, exile, family relations, reform, rebelliousness, human spirit, siblings relations, youth, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: romania, europe
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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: house, field, mayor, embezzlement, village, betrayal, politics, dam, communism, incompetence, farming, countryside ...
Time: 80s
Place: romania
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Fox: Hunter (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Romania, Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in the period prior to the revolt in Timisoara in December 1989 and mirroring the events that led to the downfall of the dictator Ceausescu. -- BFI
Plot: dictatorship, surveillance, secret police, fear, friendship, trust, totalitarian state
Place: romania
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Rokonok (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Young honest public official is sworn in after his predecessor had to leave due to a corruption scandal. Soon, the young idealist discovers just how far-reaching the corruption is in his town and how easy it is to become corrupt yourself.
Plot: election, politics, suicide attempt, train, gun, pig, corruption, family relations, voting
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Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, USA, Taiwan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Young teen girl Xiu Xiu is sent away to a remote corner of the Sichuan steppes for manual labor in 1975 (sending young people to there was a part of Cultural Revolution in China). A year later, she agrees to go to even more remote spot with a ...
Style: disturbing, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: underage sex, prostitute, revolution, innocence lost, coming of age, virginity, life is a bitch, politics, youth, society, apprentice, redemption ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, tibet, tokyo
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47%
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Happy Day (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A concentration camp on a barren island is hell for the exiled prisoners. The everyday life of the people who live there consists of interrogations, psychological and physical violence, arbitrary punishments and other torments. One of the prisoners ...
Style: absurd, allegory
Plot: prison, politics, island, torture, fascism, morality, surrealism, assassination, presumed dead, violence, exile, kiss ...
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Time of Miracles (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: September 1945. The new communist authorities go into the church, hang the flag of the Party and paint over the old frescoes, but each time the frescoes miraculously return. A stranger comes to town and works miracles; the townsfolk are convinced he ...
Plot: miraculous event, communism, religious icon, school play, parable, teacher, church, male nudity, satire, fire, injury, irony ...
Time: 1940s
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The Invisible Wall (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: June 27, 1980, an Italian DC 9 flying from Bologna to Palermo falls in the sea close to the Ustica island. 81 people die. The official version is "structure failure" of the airplane, but a number of clues lead the journalist Rocco Ferrante ...
Plot: politics, military, conspiracy theory, scandal, italian history, terrorism, sicilian, air disaster, years of lead
Time: 80s
Place: italy, mediterranean sea, palermo italy, sicily
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46%
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Lamb of God (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The kidnapping 77-year-old man in Argentina forces his daughter to return to Buenos Aires after years of exile abroad.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, politics, confined, state affairs, crimes, dictatorship, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, exile
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Place: argentina
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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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Marcowe migdaly (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Drama directed by Radoslaw Piwowarski.
Plot: party, suicide attempt, high school, emigration, teenager, classmate, communism, anti semitism, youth, exile
Time: 60s, 1960s
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Voto + Fusil (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 70 min.
Story: The political evolution in Chile seeing from three different times: 1937, 1947 and 1970. A film that shows how a revolution cannot be accomplished by electoral means, and how the wealthy class will always attempt to destroy that revolution, with the ...
Plot: politics, presidential election, communist party, communist, bourgeoisie, assassination, communism, coup d'etat, marxist, history of chile, left wing, revolutionary ...
Time: year 1937, year 1970, year 1947
Place: chile, latin america
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What Is to Be Done? (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mordant, self-aware, freighted with sensitivity toward Chile’s problem, wary of caricature, disposed toward consciousness of human fallibility, it is a deft blend of fiction and documentary set in the tumultuous days leading up to the election of ...
Plot: female director, poverty, marxist, ugly american, kidnapping, drunkenness, communist, election, political rally, president, revolutionary, assassination ...
Place: south america, chile
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Signorina Effe (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Emma was born and raised in a working-class family, but she's long had bourgeois ambitions and has risen through the ranks to become a white-collar employee with the Fiat automobile company.
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Place: italy
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
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Duration: 70 min.
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Style: thought provoking, atmospheric, realistic, serious, experimental
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Genre: Drama
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Style: avant garde, disturbing, realistic, serious
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Gruber's Journey (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Romania
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The Joke (1969)
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Country: Czechoslovakia
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Story: In the 1950s, Ludvik Jahn was expelled from the Communist Party and the University by his fellow students, because of a politically incorrect note he sent to his girlfriend. Fifteen years later, he tries to get his revenge by seducing Helena, the ...
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37%
12:08 East of Bucharest (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: semi serious, captivating, humorous, witty, realistic
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Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 136 min.
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Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia, europe, bosnia
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36%
Short Working Day (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 73 min.
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Style: political drama
Plot: window, political party, clerk, aquarium, government, communist, committee, job, demonstration, politics, megaphone, worker ...
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One Man's War (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Mexico
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Anthony Hopkins plays an English medical doctor living with his family in Paraguay and treating the poor people from the surroundings, who has his life turned upside down when his son was mysteriously murdered in what could have been an attack to ...
Style: political drama
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Place: paraguay
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34%
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Prologue (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Robin Spry, Prologue was the first Canadian film to screen at the Venice Film Festival. Set and filmed during the sixties, this fiction feature tells the story of a young Montrealer who edits an underground newspaper ...
Style: cinema verite, political
Plot: politics, underground, girlfriend, friendship, philosophy, college, discussion, commune, roommate, frustration, deserter, dropout ...
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Place: montreal, montreal quebec canada
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Good Morning, Night (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The 1978 kidnapping and murder of Aldo Moro, president of the most important political party in Italy at the time, Democrazia Cristiana, as seen from the perspective of one of his assailants -- a conflicted young woman in the ranks of the Red ...
Style: disturbing, serious, tense, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: terrorism, politics, murder, hostage, crimes, political unrest, rebelliousness, captivity, head of state, hostages, danger, state affairs ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
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They've Got Knut (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 107 min.
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Plot: friendship, sex, brother sister relationship, breakup, nudity (full frontal - brief), break up, ice, male nudity, shower, politics, political activist, political activism ...
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32%
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Morning Dew (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ethiopia, Germany, France
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The Ethiopian intellectual Anberber returns to his native country during the repressive totalitarian regime of Haile Mariam Mengistu and the recognition of his own displacement and powerlessness at the dissolution of his people's humanity and ...
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, rough
Plot: friendship, village, revolution, idealism, haunted by the past, political unrest, society, rebellion, state affairs, medical school, rich and poor, socialist ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: ethiopia, africa, europe, germany, west germany ...
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