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Shake Hands with the Devil (2007)
Shake Hands with the Devil (2007)
Original name: Shake Hands With the Devil
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Canada
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Canadian Lt. General Romeo Dallaire was the military commander of the UN mission in Rwanda and this movie is personal and, all too true, story of his time there during the genocide of 1994. It is not quite as moving as the earlier Hotel Rwanda and is less geared to drama and emotional manipulation, but it is still grim and upsetting.
Style: serious, rough, bleak, realistic, disturbing
Plot: genocide, betrayal, military, civil war, dishonesty, chaos, politics, life is a bitch, anti war, hopes, moral dilemma, danger, introspection, against humanity, righting the wronged, un, chaos and mayhem, bodies, desire, abandoned, state affairs, accusation, survival, violence, autobiography ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, rwanda

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Most similar movies to Shake Hands with the Devil

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, bleak and rough films with plots about war, life is a bitch, against humanity, genocide, military, soldier and wartime life mostly in Drama, War and History genres. Some movies like Shake Hands with the Devil: Beyond the Gates (2005), Sometimes in April (2005), Hotel Rwanda (2004), Attack on Darfur (2009), Intimate Enemies (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Beyond the Gates (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two westerners, a priest and a teacher find themselves in the middle of the Rwandan genocide and face a moral dilemna. Do they place themselves in danger and protect the refugees, or escape the country with their lives? Based on a true story.
Style: rough, disturbing, emotional, bleak, sad ...
Plot: genocide, politics, violence, teacher, survivor, priest, survival, against the odds, moral dilemma, human spirit, fighting the system, tragic hero ...
Time: 90s, year 1994, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, united kingdom, south africa
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Sometimes in April (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Rwanda, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Debra Winger, Oris Erhuero and Idris Elba star in this drama framed by the Rwandan genocide.
Style: rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: genocide, against humanity, civil war, massacre, racism, battles, politics, political unrest, vengeance, revolution, deadly, state affairs ...
Time: 90s, year 1994, 1990s
Place: rwanda, africa, washington d.c.
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Hotel Rwanda (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK, South Africa, Italy, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his ...
Style: emotional, rough, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere ...
Plot: genocide, racism, against humanity, war crime, un, cruelty, war, refugee, atrocity, massacre, corpse, violence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: africa, rwanda, congo, somalia, tanzania
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Attack on Darfur (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, South Africa, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: American journalists in Sudan are confronted with the dilemma of whether to return home to report on the atrocities they have seen, or to stay behind and help some of the victims they have encountered.
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: genocide, journalism, desert, village, survival, uncover truth, against humanity, photojournalist, injustice, danger, life is a bitch, moral dilemma ...
Time: contemporary
Place: sudan, africa
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Intimate Enemies (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Morocco
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A drama following a French platoon during Algeria's war of independence
Style: realistic, rough, disturbing, serious, bleak
Plot: military, soldier, atrocity, anti war, racism, basic training, politics, danger, against humanity, state affairs, imperialism, moral dilemma ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: algeria, france, europe
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Un Dimanche à Kigali (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In April 1994, the middle-aged Canadian journalist Bernard Valcourt is making a documentary in Kigali about AIDS. He secretly falls in love for the Tutsi waitress of his hotel Gentille, who is younger than him, in a period of violent racial ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, serious, touching, captivating ...
Plot: fall in love, genocide, aids, social differences, love affair, hopes, society, racism, journalism, love and romance, life is a bitch, against humanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rwanda, africa
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Men Behind the Sun 4 (1995)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Black Sun: The Nanking Massacre, also called Men Behind the Sun 4, is a 1994 Hong Kong film directed by Mou Tun Fei and is in many ways considered to be a follow up to the 1987 shockumentary film, Men Behind the Sun. The movie depicts the events ...
Style: bleak, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, controversial ...
Plot: genocide, massacre, rape, bayonet, gore, power relations, fascism, chaos and mayhem, wartime life, human spirit, racism, captivity ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: china, japan, asia
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Texas '46 (2002)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story its the untold story of Italian World War II POW"S in Jan 1946. Luca Zingaretti stars as one of over 50,000 Italian Prisoners of War detained at POW camps in the U.S. Roy Schneider stars as Colonel Gartner, the Commander ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, rough, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: fascism, military life, military, danger, isolation, captivity, genocide, confined, prison life, wartime life, prison, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: usa, texas
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Massacre in Rome (1973)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the Nazi occupied city of Rome, an assault on an SS brigade draws retaliation from the military governship. "Massacre in Rome" is the true story of how this partisan attack led to the mass execution of Italian nationals under the orders ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: partisan, nazi occupation, world war two, rebellion, hopes, soldier, heroes, military, life is a bitch, against humanity, hostage, military life ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
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Johnny Mad Dog (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Belgium, Liberia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A cast of unknown performers are used in this drama about child soldiers fighting a war in an unnamed African country.
Style: disturbing, rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: civil war, child soldier, orphan, children in wartime, survival, life is a bitch, cross dressing, genocide, society, crimes, youth, soldier ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa
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The Killing Fields (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The Killing Fields tells the real-life story of a friendship between two journalists, an American and a Cambodian, during the bloody Khmer Rouge takeover of Cambodia in 1975, which led to the death of 2-3 million Cambodians during the next four ...
Style: rough, disturbing, captivating, serious, tense ...
Plot: journalism, genocide, photographer, vietnam war, war, friendship, anti war, wartime life, human spirit, rebelliousness, life is a bitch, media ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: cambodia, vietnam, asia, new york, iraq
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Savior (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A hardened mercenary in the Foreign Legion begins to find his own humanity when confronted with atrocities during the fighting in Bosnia
Style: bleak, rough, tense, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: atrocity, mercenary, terrorism, war crime, civil war, redemption, genocide, soldier, pregnancy, hopes, rape, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: serbia, bosnia, europe, former yugoslavia, balkan ...
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Escape from Sobibor (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 143 min.
Story: During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow (actually threaten) that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers that had ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, rough ...
Plot: concentration camp, escape, world war two, captivity, pow, genocide, brutality, violence, against humanity, corporal punishment, holocaust, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe
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Ghetto (2005)
Genre: History, War
Country: Germany, Lithuania
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1942, in Vilna, the Nazi annihilate 55,000 Jews and squeeze the 15,000 survivors in a seven blocks ghetto. The twenty-two year old sadistic commander Kittel is assigned to administrate the ghetto in the capital of Lithuania, becoming the master ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, emotional, rough ...
Plot: genocide, holocaust, ghetto, anti semitism, war, survival, moral dilemma, human nature, anti heroes, anti hero, confined, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: europe
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Greenery Will Bloom Again (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: World War I, Italian north-eastern front after the 1917 bloody battles on the Altipiano. A group of soldiers face the difficulty of war in a story that unfolds in the space of one night. Events follow one after the other without any kind of pattern: ...
Style: atmospheric, bleak, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Plot: soldier, military, anti war, danger, battle zone, military life, introspection, life is a bitch, world war one, war, dealing with death, battles ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: italy
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Beasts of No Nation (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country. Follows the journey of a young boy, Agu, who is forced to join a group of soldiers in a fictional West African country. While Agu fears ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, serious, harsh ...
Plot: life is a bitch, war, child soldier, anti war, power relations, civil war, against humanity, violence, father son relationship, rape, brother brother relationship, survival ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa
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Shot Through the Heart (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: The horrors of war are examined from the view points of lifelong friends (Linus Roache, Vincent Perez), who end up on opposing sides in the civil war in Sarajevo. One is an expert marksman, who trains the snipers used to terrify the city and the ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: sniper, train, bosnian war, genocide, battle zone, war, society, best friends, betrayal, military life, anti war, siblings relations ...
Place: sarajevo, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina
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Warriors (1999)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 175 min.
Story: If the conflict in Bosnia has become something of a forgotten war, it's not for the want of trying from the immensely powerful BBC film Warriors, the story of five young soldiers and their harrowing experiences in the region.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: bosnian war, genocide, atrocity, war crime, military, soldier, life is a bitch, wartime life, anti war, war, state affairs, against humanity ...
Place: europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia, bosnia herzegovina
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Kedma (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, Israel, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In May 1948, shortly before the creation of the State of Israel, hundreds of immigrants from across Europe arrive in Palestine--only to risk arrest by British troops.
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic, gloomy, tense ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, tragic love, survival, political unrest, state affairs, escapades, hopes, danger, society, military, against humanity ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: israel
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Spring of Life (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The film, 'The Spring Of Life', brings to light a little-known operation of the Nazi SS, started just before the outbreak of World War II. Through the careful selection and re-education of young women, it was the Nazi's mad dream to ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak, rough
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, breeding, against humanity, society, life is a bitch, wartime life, genocide, war, forbidden love, pregnancy, racism ...
Time: 1940s
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The Travelling Players (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, Music, War
Country: Greece
Duration: 230 min.
Story: This expansive Greek drama follows a troupe of theater actors as they perform around their country during World War II. While the production that they put on is entitled "Golfo the Shepherdess," the thespians end up echoing scenes from ...
Style: realistic, serious, epic, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: betrayal, murder, civil war, wartime life, parents and children, legends and myths, political unrest, genocide, anti war, vengeance, greek, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 1950s, 1930s, year 1939, year 1952 ...
Place: greece, europe
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The Founding of a Republic (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: China
Duration: 138 min.
Story: The Founding of a Republic is a Chinese historical film commissioned by China's film regulator and made by the state-owned China Film Group (CFG) to mark the 60th anniversary of the People's Republic of China. The film retells the tale of ...
Style: serious, captivating, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: politics, state affairs, military, assassination, revolution, political unrest, heroes, ambition, battles, historical event, media, communist party ...
Place: china, taiwan, beijing china, shanghai
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Warriors (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A tense drama that revolves around a platoon of Spanish soldiers, following the innocent young men as they step from the training field into a hell for which nothing could have prepared them.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak
Audience: boys' night
Plot: politics, military, village, political unrest, military life, danger, life is a bitch, battles, chaos, survival, terrorism, genocide ...
Place: kosovo, former yugoslavia, europe, macedonia
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Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Follow a group of international journalists into the heart of the once cosmopolitan city of Sarajevo—now a danger zone of sniper and mortar attacks where residents still live. While reporting on an American aid worker who’s trying to get ...
Style: rough, disturbing, realistic, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: adoption, orphanage, civil war, journalism, family relations, anti war, orphan, war, rescue, danger, bosnian war, journalist ...
Time: 90s
Place: sarajevo, england, former yugoslavia, vietnam, europe ...
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The Bunker (1981)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, USA
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Dramatization depicting the events surrounding Adolf Hitler's last weeks in and around his underground bunker in Berlin before and during the battle for the city.
Style: realistic, bleak, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: hitler, world war two, nazi germany, against humanity, downfall, confined, state affairs, life is a bitch, wartime life, confinement indoors, totalitarianism, human nature ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1945
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
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Varian's War: The Forgotten Hero (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Varian Fry rescues more than 2,000 artists from Nazi persecution during World War II.
Style: sincere, emotional, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hidden identity, uncover truth, wartime life, state affairs, against humanity, danger, society, rescue, moral dilemma, survival, politics, escapades ...
Time: 20th century
Place: france, europe, marseille, usa
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A Screaming Man (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Chad
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Present-day Chad. Adam, sixty something, a former swimming champion, is pool attendant at a smart N'Djamena hotel. When the hotel gets taken over by new Chinese owners, he is forced to give up his job to his son Abdel. Terribly resentful, he ...
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: hotel, political unrest, life is a bitch, military, ex athlete, parents and children, anti war, moral dilemma, dishonesty, soldier, introspection, fired from the job ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: africa
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Conspiracy (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Lead by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking ...
Style: bleak, disturbing, factual, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: holocaust, anti semitism, genocide, war crime, racism, politics, conspiracy, state affairs, wartime life, human spirit, world war two, soldier ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: berlin germany, germany, europe, poland
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Joy Division (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage orphan fights against the Red Army at the end of WWII and in the aftermath is 'adopted' by a Commissar. Years later he is sent to London during the Cold war to work for the KGB, where he questions his life.
Style: serious, disturbing, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: kgb, world war two, introspection, political unrest, haunted by the past, secret agents, betrayal, politics, dishonesty, state affairs, undercover, unsuccessful ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1945
Place: russia, london, england, soviet union, ussr
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Kippur (2000)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The film takes place in 1973 during the Yom Kippur War in which Egypt and Syria launched attacks in Sinai and the Golan Heights. The story is told from the perspective of Israeli soldiers. We are led by Weinraub and his friend Ruso on a day that ...
Style: tense, disturbing, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rescue, soldier, military life, military, life is a bitch, danger, battle zone, realism, war, anti war, casualty of war, tank ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1973
Place: israel, middle east, egypt, syria
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