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Ulysses' Gaze (1995)
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Ulysses' Gaze (1995)
Original name: Το Βλέμμα Του Οδυσσέα
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Greece, France, Italy, Germany, UK, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Romania, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 176 min.
Story: "A," a Greek filmmaker living in exile in the United States, returns to his native Ptolemas to attend a special screening of one of his extremely controversial films. But A's real interest lies elsewhere--the mythical reels of the very first film shot by the Manakia brothers, who, at the dawn of the age of cinema, tirelessly criss-crossed the Balkans and, without regard for national and ethnic strife, recorded the region's history and customs. Did these primitive, never-developed images really exist?
Style: thought provoking, bleak, serious, captivating, realistic, epic
Plot: greek, war, on the road, politics, battles, life is a bitch, emperor, obsessive quest, human nature, filmmaking, political unrest, introspection, siblings relations, showbiz, state affairs, quest, search, lake, kiss, holy grail, murder, pubic hair, male nudity, landscape, statue ...
Place: sarajevo, greece, former yugoslavia, europe, belgrade, bucharest

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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 ...
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Plot: murder, betrayal, vengeance, rivalry, political unrest, deadly, greek, anti war, genocide, politics, wartime life, legends and myths ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 1950s
Place: greece, europe
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95%
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The Only Way (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA, Denmark, Panama, UK
Duration: 86 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: biting, realistic, rough, suspenseful, serious ...
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Place: sarajevo, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Hitler's S.S.: Portrait in Evil (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: The two-part TV movie Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil crystallizes that evil by concentrating on two Berlin brothers. In 1931, Helmut Hoffman (Bill Nighy) a brilliant student and self-styled opportunist, joins Hitler's SS. At the same time, ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: against humanity, uncover truth, state affairs, wartime life, battles, politics, family relations, war, cabaret, society, rise and fall, moral dilemma ...
Time: 30s, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Eleni (1985)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Nick is a writer in New York when he gets posted to a bureau in Greece. He has waited 30 years for this. He wants to know why his mother was killed in the civil war years earlier. In a parallel plot line we see Nick as a young boy and his family as ...
Style: realistic, psychological, emotional, suspenseful, serious ...
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Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: realistic, bleak, serious, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: kgb, undercover, espionage, haunted by the past, state affairs, introspection, moral dilemma, burned alive, dishonesty, political unrest, betrayal, politics ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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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.
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Plot: atrocity, war crime, genocide, against humanity, wartime life, state affairs, soldier, military, life is a bitch, war, ethnic, anti war ...
Place: europe, bosnia, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Company K (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: disturbing, psychological, emotional, bleak, serious ...
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Time: 30s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: Denmark, UK, Czech Republic, Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Unfair Competition (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.1
 41
Memorial Day (1983)
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Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Nothing to Report (1973)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Battle on the River Neretva (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia, Italy, West Germany, USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, War
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Duration: 125 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Genre: Drama, War
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Iron Triangle (1989)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
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Style: bleak, serious, suspenseful, realistic, exciting ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Galíndez File (2003)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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