Movies like Death as a Slice of Bread

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Death as a Slice of Bread (1994)
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Death as a Slice of Bread (1994)
Original name: Śmierć jak kromka chleba
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The violence and high drama of this film is taken directly from recent Polish history. On December 13, 1981 national security forces swoop down on unsuspecting workers of the Wujek mine and arrest a Solidarity leader. Pushed to the limits, the miners call a massive strike, which is specifically forbidden under the martial law. A battle between the heavily armed police and the outnumbered miners ensues, and nine miners are killed.
Plot: army, miner, communism, massacre, riot, protest, martial law, solidarity, militia, coal mine, tank

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Most similar movies to Death as a Slice of Bread

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, thought provoking, serious and suspense films with plots about communism, politics, protest, arrest, massacre, police and riot mostly in Drama, History and Romance genres. Some movies like Death as a Slice of Bread: Man of Iron (1981), Peterloo (2018), Letters from Marusia (1975), Cantata de Chile (1976), Kent State (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Man of Iron (1981)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In Warsaw in 1980, the Communist Party sends Winkel, a weak, alcoholic TV hack, to Gdansk to dig up dirt on the shipyard strikers, particularly on Maciek Tomczyk, an articulate worker whose father was killed in the December 1970 protests. Posing as ...
Style: thought provoking, contemplative, realistic, serious
Plot: strike, working class, labor union, polish, pursuit, workplace situations, against the odds, political unrest, political corruption, rebelliousness, idealism, injustice ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: poland, europe
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Peterloo (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 154 min.
Story: A drama about the infamous 1819 Manchester massacre, which killed an estimated 18 protesters and injured up to 700.
Style: disturbing, based on true events, realistic, suspenseful, rough
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: protest, political repression, massacre, historical event, society, pressure, dishonesty, fighting the system, political speech, prime minister, police brutality, injustice ...
Time: 1810s
Place: england, manchester
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Letters from Marusia (1975)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Originally Actas De Marusia, this Mexican film re-creates a dark chapter in the history of Chile. The scene is a small Chilean mining town in 1907. Suffering under the despotic rule of the British mine owners, the workers stage a revolt. The ...
Plot: worker, latin american history, rebellion, school, exploitation, train, torture, rifle, strike, socialist, massacre, shot to death ...
Time: 20th century
Place: chile, south america
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59%
Cantata de Chile (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Cuba
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The story of the Santa María School massacre of miners in 1907.
Style: allegory
Plot: imperialism, racism, miner, class struggle, colonialism, exploitation, poverty, mass murder, history of chile, latin american history, massacre, political repression ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: chile, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Kent State (1981)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Fine television chronicle of the events of May 1970 at Kent State University in Ohio that led to the killing of four students by the National Guard. Barkin's screen debut!
Plot: robbery, confrontation, college student, professor, hippie, long hair, dog, college campus, baby, argument, army vs civilians, national guard ...
Time: year 1970
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53%
Death of a President (1977)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 144 min.
Story: After Poland won freedom from of its long overlordship by Russia and the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1918, it took a further four years for its National Assembly to elect Gabriel Narutowicz as its first president. Narutowicz was a professor who until ...
Plot: assassination, anti semitism, minister, riot, president, gallery, socialism, election, painter, parliament, prime minister, general ...
Place: poland
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53%
The Molly Maguires (1970)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Life is rough in the coal mines of 1876 Pennsylvania. A secret group of Irish emigrant miners, known as the Molly Maguires, fights against the cruelty of the mining company with sabotage and murder. A detective, also an Irish emigrant, is hired to ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Plot: terrorism, fighting the system, coal mining, working undercover, leadership, society, injustice, legal, social decay, crimes, miner, rebel ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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Inspection of the Crime Scene 1901 (1980)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 86 min.
Story: More documentary in its approach than dramatized history, this is a compelling story about a 1901 children's strike in Wrzesnia near the Polish border with Prussia. Poland was partitioned at this time, and a rigidly patriotic Prussian teacher ...
Plot: lesson, trial, strike, school, german, school teacher, blackmail, scandal, protest, beating, classroom, religion ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: prussia
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47%
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Dear Comrades (2020)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Russia
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Novocherkassk, USSR, 1962. Liudmila is a Party executive and devout communist who fought at the front of WWII for Stalin’s ideology. Certain that her contribution will create a communist society, she detests any anti-Soviet sentiment. During a ...
Style: suspense, exciting, realistic, psychological
Plot: brutality, rebellion, politics, strike, labor union, labor strike, riot, dishonesty, tyrant, oppression, rebelliousness, russian history ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: ussr, russia, soviet union
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46%
Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Mary Crow Dog, daughter of a desperately poor Indian family in South Dakota, is swept up in the protests of the 1960s and becomes sensitized to the injustices that society inflicts on her people. She aids the Lakota in their struggle for their ...
Plot: protest, massacre, native american, injustice, mine, politics, american indian, civil rights, interracial relations
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s
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44%
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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, nazism, monarchy, sexually dissatisfied wife, man in a wheelchair, wheelchair bound, nazi, cuckold, sex with stepmother, falling, sexually frustrated woman ...
Time: 1900s, 1940s, 1910s, pre world war two, 1920s ...
Place: poland
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44%
Man of Marble (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Man of Marble is a Polish film about a student making a film about a bricklayer who was once idolized. She interviews people who knew him and finds old footage that lead to an unfolding mystery that causes her producer to cancel the project.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, meditative, compassionate ...
Plot: heroes, working class, friendship, politics, eviction, injustice, testimony, idealism, pregnancy, ex husband ex wife relationship, father daughter relationship, filmmaker ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 70s, 1950s, year 1976
Place: poland, europe, tokyo, japan, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Betrayal (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Switzerland, Spain, Romania
Duration: 103 min.
Plot: communism, totalitarian regime, artist, father son relationship, democracy, poetry, betrayal, defection, desertion, informant, writers, typist ...
Time: 1940s, 1960s, 60s
Place: bucharest, paris france, romania
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44%
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Shivers (1981)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Set in the early 1950's, during the Stalin's Personality Cult. The story opens in a provincial town. Tomek's father, a former member of the Home Army is arrested so the mother is left with the task of raising two kids alone. The ...
Plot: child's point of view, polish, children, brother sister relationship, communism, neighbor, teenage girl, death of boy, teacher, stalinism, education, fight ...
Time: post world war two, 1950s, 50s
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43%
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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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43%
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Penelope (2009)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Australia, Croatia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: This Australian-Croatian co-production appropriates Homer's tale of Penelope, which follows a woman's psychological struggle as she waits twenty years for her husband to return from the Trojan War.
Plot: surrealism, raven, desire, dream, sex, forest, massacre, swan
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42%
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80 Hussars (1978)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Hungary
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The film tells the story of a regiment of Hungarian hussars stationed in Poland. The hussars, mostly ordinary men, have heard news of the uprising and wish to return to the homeland to defend the newly independent country. The Empire, on the other ...
Plot: bravery, patriotism, political oppression, revolution, desertion, army
Time: 1800s, 19th century
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Eternal Winter (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Hungary
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The true story of an unlikely romance in a Soviet labor camp.
Plot: world war two, female nudity, communism, coal mine, labor camp, survival, gulag, stalinism, wolf attack
Place: ussr, soviet union
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Orderers (1974)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A fact-based account of ordinary citizens who found themselves arrested and imprisoned without charge for weeks during the October Crisis in 1970 Quebec.
Plot: french canadian, terrorism, martial law, false accusation, politics, prison, police
Place: montreal quebec, quebec, montreal
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The 24th (2020)
Genre: Drama, History
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The incredibly powerful and timely true story of the all-black Twenty-Fourth United States Infantry Regiment, and the Houston Riot of 1917. The Houston Riot was a mutiny by 156 African American soldiers in response to the brutal violence and abuse ...
Style: suspense, exciting, contemplative, visually appealing
Plot: infantry, african american, riot, regiment, u.s. army, american soldier, military, usa history, soldier, firearm, war, black history ...
Time: year 1917
Place: houston texas
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39%
The Silent Revolution (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: It's 1956. During a visit to a cinema in West Berlin, East German high school pupils Theo and Kurt see disturbing newsreel footage of the uprising in Budapest. Back in Stalinstadt, one of the GDR’s flagship workers’ settlements, they have ...
Style: thought provoking, disturbing, suspenseful, twists and turns, captivating
Plot: classroom, high school, cold war, learning the truth, friendship, solidarity, betrayal, teenager, border crossing, father son relationship, cold war era, friendship between boys ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1956
Place: east germany, west berlin west germany, east berlin, east berlin east germany, german democratic republic ...
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38%
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80 Millions (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A movie about the power of thousands, the courage of hundreds and friendship of a few, thanks to whom a change of fate of millions became possible. Poland, lower Silesia, the beginning of a very cold winter 1981. After a series of entrapments by the ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, suspense, political
Plot: heist, labor union, rebellion, fighting the system, idealism, government agency, hopes, society, friendship, undercover, crimes, politics ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: poland
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37%
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, stalinism, rat, atrocity, exile, hanging, suppression, european history, grave, adolescence, doctor, josef stalin ...
Time: year 1956, 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: budapest hungary, hungary, central europe, italy, romania ...
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36%
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Rebellion in Patagonia (1974)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Argentina
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1920, workmen of Patagonia (Argentina), grouped into anarchist and socialist societies, decide to strike demanding better working conditions. Among the workers there are numerous European immigrants acting as ideological ferment of their peers. ...
Plot: anarchism, labor strike, political repression, labor union, oppression, massacre, union, anarchy, train, strike, military
Place: patagonia, argentina
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34%
One Dead Indian (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Stoney Point Natives assemble at Ipperwash Provincial Park for what began as a peaceful protest.
Style: captivating, contemplative, psychological, unusual plot structure, thought provoking
Plot: first nations, native american, police brutality, innocent person killed, racism, police officer, violence, crime investigation, american indian, blood, shot in the leg, shot in the chest ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: canada, ontario canada
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33%
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A Petal (1996)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young girl is caught up in the 1980 Gwangju massacre, where Korean soldiers killed hundreds, if not thousands, of protesters who opposed the country's takeover by the military the year before. Flashbacks show the girl seeing her mother shot ...
Plot: human rights, loss of brother, brutality, rape, shot to death, missing girl, death of mother, blood, dress, dead mother, violence, confusion ...
Time: 80s
Place: south korea, seoul
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33%
Nuit noire, 17 octobre 1961 (2005)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Parisian authorities clash with the Front de Libération Nationale (FLN) in director Alain Tasma’s recounting of one of the darkest moments of the Algerian War of Independence. As the war wound to a close and violence persisted in the streets of ...
Plot: algerian war, multiple perspectives, racism, violence, immigration, police, slum, demonstration, politics, massacre
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: algeria, paris france
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33%
Beginning of an Unknown Era (1967)
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 ...
Plot: female director, water, communism, cow, criminal gang, motorcycle, soldier, hopes, civil war, head bashed in, rain, train ...
Time: 1920s
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33%
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Even the Rain (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, Mexico, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Focuses on Sebastian and Costa, obsessive filmmakers who, in their quest to uncover the myth of Christopher Columbus and resistance to colonial power by Indian rebel Hatuey, ultimately end up embroiled in a modern revolt against Western ...
Style: talky, serious, thought provoking, realistic, documentary filmmaking ...
Plot: filmmaking, audition, demonstration, protest, native americans, culture clash, society, film within a film, director, bribery, exploitation, civil unrest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2000, 70s
Place: bolivia, latin america, california, spain, south america
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32%
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Charlatan (2020)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, Ireland, Slovakia, Poland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The breathtaking story of a man gifted with exceptional abilities set against the background of the events of the totalitarian fifties.
Style: non-linear
Plot: gay, closeted homosexual, gay sex, diagnosis, arrested, village, closeted gay, gay lead character, gay relationship, male nudity, queue, co worker co worker relationship ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: central europe
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31%