Movies like Circus Palestina

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Circus Palestina (1998)
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Circus Palestina (1998)
Original name: Zirkus Palestina
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Israel's submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1998
Plot: circus, lion, lion tamer

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and gloomy films with plots about circus, female nudity, family relations, youth, lion, clown and female director mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Circus Palestina: The Balloon Vendor (1974), Mela (1980), Women (1996), Made in Israel (2001), Sacred (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Balloon Vendor (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young boy tries to make living out of a puppet show when his mother abandons him and his father.
Plot: circus, parent child relationship, death, blond boy, hospital, balloon, father son relationship, loss of son
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Mela (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Govindan Kutty (Raghu) is a clown who works in the circus. He comes to his village looking for a bride. Sharada (Anjali Naidu) is impressed by his charms and seemingly rich lifestyle and agrees to marry him. When they reach back the circus after ...
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Women (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Directed by Moshé Mizrahi.
Plot: tradition, marriage, food, wedding, husband wife relationship, teenage girl, self sacrifice, menage a trois, childlessness, religion, synagogue, jewish ...
Time: turn of the century, 1890s
Place: jerusalem, middle east
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Made in Israel (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Egon Schultz, the last Nazi criminal, is extradited by Syria to Israel. Hoffman, A wealthy businessman and son of a holocaust survivor, puts out a 2 million dollar contract on his head and a group of people turned Nazi-Hunters make their way through ...
Plot: hitman, revenge, snow, peace, minefield, immigrants, police, trumpet
Time: near future
Place: israel, germany, syria
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Sacred (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The year 2000 approaches in Jerusalem's Orthodox Mea Shearim quarter, where the women work, keep house, and have children so the men can study the Torah and the Talmud. Rivka is happily and passionately married to Meir, but they remain ...
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, clever, emotional ...
Plot: orthodox jew, marital abuse, family problems, rabbi, couples, religions or cults, family relations, love and romance, crumbling marriage, society, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel
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Invisible (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two women meet by chance and discover they were both raped by rapist. Individually and together they must confront the past and finally integrate the long repressed trauma into their lives.
Style: suspense, psychological, touching, thought provoking, tense
Plot: mother daughter relationship, sex crime, political activist, husband wife conflict, women, palestinian, research, serial rapist, police station, rape, male nudity, female director
Place: israel
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The Big Show (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A European circus family is torn apart by greed and jealousy.
Plot: circus, brother brother relationship, flashback, father son relationship, tightrope walker, court, hippopotamus, polar bear, elephant, skiing, bear attack, chimpanzee ...
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Cirqo (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two prisoners escape execution by the police and become successful circus clowns in Pinochet's Chile.
Plot: circus, military dictatorship, clown, escaped prisoner
Time: 70s
Place: chile
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You and Me (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A neurosurgeon returns back to the USSR from Sweden and has to deal with rejection - both at work and at home.
Plot: circus, ice hockey, embassy, crisis of conscience, surgeon, doctor, train, neurosurgeon, female director
Place: russia, siberia
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The Artist in the Circus Dome: Clueless (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young circus director ends up going into television after her father, a trapeze performer, dies in a circus accident.
Style: realistic, stylized, gloomy, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: circus, hopes, workplace, performer's life, down on your luck, showbiz, workplace situations, animal training, artists and showbiz, human spirit, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, germany
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The Great Wallendas (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Made-for-TV movie, tells the true story of the Great Wallendas, a family of circus acrobats famous for their seven-person high wire pyramid act, that one night ended in tragedy.
Plot: accident, circus, tragedy, carnival, acrobat, tightrope
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The Bordello (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A drama directed by Alfred Weidenmann.
Plot: brothel, dwarf, court case, clown, female nudity, circus, blind man, adultery, greed, prostitution, jealousy
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Whispering Pages (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Germany
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The pages that whisper through this brooding, beautiful tone poem are from nineteenth-century Russian literature, primarily Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment. An anonymous man wanders through decomposing, fog-enshrouded catacombs and encounters a ...
Plot: reflection, desperation, homelessness, lion, murder, faith, surrealism, poverty, water, religion, humiliation, hiding place
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The Day the Clown Cried (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A circus clown is imprisoned by the Nazis and goes with Jewish children to their deaths.
Plot: auschwitz, holocaust, political prisoner, gas chamber, gestapo, clown, nazi, circus, concentration camp, commander, world war two, death of child ...
Time: 1940s
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Bye Bye Blackbird (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Luxembourg, Germany, UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A period drama set in the early years of the 20th century. Josef, a former construction worker who delighted in dancing on girders high above the city, who now sweeps up at the circus. Once the big top's owner spots the young roustabout defying ...
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The Lionshare (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Nick (Mike Pantozzi) gets his girls the same way he gets his music: online. On a first date, Eva (Jessi Kneeland) invites him to an exclusive filesharing community called ‘The Lionshare’. From there, Nick’s own creative frustration fuels his ...
Style: mumblecore
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Private Life (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mikhail Ulyanov is the Bergmanesque protagonist of the Russian Private Life. A government-appointed factory executive, Ulyanov is reduced to quivering confusion when he is dismissed. Recovering from this blow, he decides to review and realign his ...
Plot: family relations, daughter, son, senior citizen, husband wife relationship, secretary, circus, loneliness, ex husband ex wife relationship, grandson, pension, partial female nudity ...
Place: russia
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Genre: Drama
Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Germany, France
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Story: Two amateur circus kids from a poor Ukrainian village, ten-year-old Barbu and his older sister Mimma, are sold to a circus artist called Caruso who promises them a career in the West.
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