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The Question (1977)
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The Question (1977)
Original name: La question
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: 1957. For several months, Henri Charlègue, the ex-director of the newspaper "Alger democratic", banned, has been living in hiding. Suspected of belonging to the FLN, he is actively sought by paratroopers.
Plot: prison, lawyer, violence, torture, journalist, repression, communist, independence, political prisoner, dissident, french army, political repression, wanted, writing a book, police violence, assassination, french military, archive footage, tortured to death, french algerian war, wanted man, idealist, fake moustache, electric torture, water torture ...
Time: 60s, 50s, year 1957, 1950s, 1960s, year 1956
Place: algeria

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and tense films with plots about soldier, military, torture, war, death, french military and world war two mostly in Drama, War and Crime genres. Some movies like The Question: Nothing to Report (1973), A Captain's Honor (1982), The Little Soldier (1963), Shadow of the Deceased (2005), Weekend at Dunkirk (1964). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Nothing to Report (1973)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy, Tunisia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1956, the professional army of France lacks the manpower to keep the peace in Algeria, the colony which the country is determined to hold on to at any price. For this reason, reservists are called up and subject to an intense period of training ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: soldier, prostitute, military life, society, military, rebellion, politics, war, life is a bitch, state affairs, battles, anti war ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: algeria, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
A Captain's Honor (1982)
Genre: War
Country: France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: bleak, disturbing, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: courtroom, wartime life, false accusation, military life, couple relations, state affairs, righting the wronged, deadly, fighting the system, rebellion, military, heroes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, 60s, year 1957
Place: algeria, france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Little Soldier (1963)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: During the Algerian war for independence from France, a young Frenchman living in Geneva who belongs to a right-wing terrorist group and a young woman who belongs to a left-wing terrorist group meet and fall in love. Complications ensue when the man ...
Style: captivating, tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: assassination, politics, murder, terrorism, new wave, fighting the system, romance, espionage, deadly, state affairs, rebellion, against the rules ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, algeria, paris france, geneva switzerland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Shadow of the Deceased (2005)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The nurse Helga meets Baltic nobleman Arno when he's wounded in the Russo-Finnish war. They have a short but passionate affair before Arno is called back to the front and dies. Helga has a daughter, Dorli, as a result of the affair and they ...
Plot: war violence, german officer, world war two, suicide by gunshot, czech history, sanitarium, revenge killing, exhumation, convent, knight, female protagonist, political prisoner ...
Time: 1950s, 1940s, 1960s, 60s, 50s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Weekend at Dunkirk (1964)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In June 1940, during the Dunkirk evacuation of Allied troops to England, French sergeant Julien Maillat and his men debate whether to evacuate to Britain or stay and fight the German troops that are closing-in from all directions. - from IMDB
Plot: french army, world war two, beach, shore, car accident, soldier, uniform, sand, french military, french soldier, steel helmet
Time: year 1940
Place: flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Algeria, Italy
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in ...
Style: bleak, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: revolution, rebellion, bomb, military, resistance, french, freedom, torture, chaos, rebel, capture, oppression ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1957, year 1956 ...
Place: algeria, africa, north africa, france, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Outside the Law (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, War
Country: France, Algeria, Belgium, Tunisia, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: After losing their family home in Algeria in the 1920s, three brothers and their mother are scattered across the globe. Messaoud joins the French army fighting in Indochina; Abdelkader becomes a leader of the Algerian independence movement in France ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: police brutality, war crime, revenge, political unrest, military, society, family relations, battles, injustice, eviction, soldier, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: algeria, france, africa, europe, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Boy Soldier (1981)
Genre: War, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In the 1930s a young fellow, Simon Chalumet, is sent to a military school by his overbearing father, an ex-soldier who has little sympathy for his son's more gentle temperament, or for his interest in films.
Plot: military school, french army, french soldier, world war two, military officer, teenage boy, cadet, killed in action, border, french military, uniform, anti war
Time: year 1939, pre world war two, 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Let Them Come (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In this remarkable adaptation of Arezki Mellal’s novel, a family must defend itself amidst the onslaught of violence between government forces and radical Islamists in 1980s Algeria.
Plot: islam, terrorism, father daughter relationship, terrorist, night, fundamentalism, mediterranean, car breakdown
Place: algeria
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.9
 134
Forgotten (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Bolivia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: José, a Bolivian retired general, is lying on his deathbed after a heart attack. Tormented by memories of his involvement in Operation Condor and invaded by deep remorse, he decides to tell his only son his biggest secrets in search of redemption.
Plot: flashback, disappearance, kidnapping, electric torture, operation condor, torture victim, water torture, violence, torture, cia, political repression
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Escapes (1968)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Political prisoners imprisoned in Yugoslavia will try to escape from prison by digging a channel under the ground and join the partisans.
Plot: world war two, communist, sick, traitor, fight, sergeant, prisoner, escape, political prisoner, cold, hunger, breasts ...
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.8
 3K
A Secret (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1953, a sensitive French boy finds out from a neighbor that his family's Jewish. François Grimbert becomes a physician, and gradually peels the layers of his buried family history which resulted in his difficult upbringing, raised as ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, captivating, suspenseful ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, occupation, wartime life, crimes, haunted by the past, against humanity, family disapproval, missing person, ex athlete, toys, wedding preparations and rituals ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Sharpe: The Legend (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Several years after the battle of Waterloo, a former soldier from Shoreditch sits in a London inn reminiscing about the brave and determined officer who took him to hell and back. The narrator is Rifleman Cooper, and the officer whose fame he ...
Plot: napoleonic wars, french accent, adventure hero, british, french, flintlock rifle, legendary hero, fictional biography, battle, flintlock pistol, english, rifle ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Kick of Sirocco (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A shady Parisian tries to take advantage of a family of French-descended Algerians forced to move to France.
Plot: grocer, business deal, jealous husband, undressing, bombing, mediterranean, old friends, depression, new life, business partner, champagne, shyness ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: algeria, paris france, montmartre paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Crab-Drum (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A dying French naval frigate captain tries to make a last rendezvous in the winter storm-tossed seas off the Grand Banks, with "le crabe tambour," a French war hero he had betrayed twenty years earlier. "Le crabe tambour" ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, rough ...
Plot: military, soldier, haunted by the past, friendship, military life, reunion, war, betrayal, life is a bitch, hopes, friends, battles ...
Time: 50s, 70s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: algeria, asia, vietnam, africa, indochina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.7
 668
Calm at Sea (2011)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A teenager joins the resistance in Nazi-occupied France during World War II.
Style: disturbing, rough, complex, tense, bleak ...
Plot: concentration camp, repression, german soldier, assassination, hostage, world war two, nazi officer, nazi soldier, shot to death, nazi uniform, suppression, french resistance ...
Time: 1940s, year 1941, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Army of Shadows (1969)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Betrayed by an informant, Philippe Gerbier (Lino Ventura) finds himself trapped in a torturous Nazi prison camp. Though Gerbier escapes to rejoin the Resistance in occupied Marseilles, France, and exacts his revenge on the informant, he must ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: world war two, french resistance, betrayal, terrorist, government agency, intrigue, espionage, rescue, resistance, underground, prison, czech ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1942
Place: paris france, france, marseille, europe, lyon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
A Bright Shining Lie (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Something in his past keeps career Army man John Paul Vann from advancing past colonel. He views being sent to Vietnam as part of the US military advisory force a stepping stone to promotion. However, he disagrees vocally (and on the record) with ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: vietnam war, military, soldier, pregnancy, vietcong, insurgent, danger, journalism, media, rebellion, battles, couples ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Captain Conan (1996)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Bulgaria near the end of World War I: Conan, warrior and wolf, leads a band of 50 ruthless French fighters who love hand-to-hand combat. Their motto: "We forgot to take prisoners, Captain." At war's end, the unit goes to Bucharest, ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspense
Plot: world war one, french army, war, military life, society, heroism, soldier, battles, insubordination, alcohol abuse, friendship, murder ...
Time: year 1918, 1910s, 20th century, year 1919, post world war one
Place: macedonia, romania, bucharest, bulgaria, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 224
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Fragments of Antonin (2006)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A psychiatrist who probes the mind of traumatized soldiers attempts to unlock the secret that drove a gentle but deeply-disturbed World War I veteran to the edge of insanity.
Plot: war injury, dying man, dog tag, miscarriage of justice, world war one, execution, war veteran, music box, fear of death, psychotherapy, deserter, amputee ...
Time: 1910s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Tree of Guernica (1975)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Vandale leading the Republican opposition to the fascist arm of Villa Romero, one of the Republican strongholds during the Spanish Civil War. She has previously met with Goya during the bombing of Guernica and the hope of seeing him again...
Style: avant garde
Plot: public execution, guitar, execution, erection, revolution, dictatorship, ejaculation, matador, symbolism, altar boy, fascist, battle ...
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.0
 36
Red Sky (2017)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Vietnam - 1946. Philippe is committed to pacifying an unknown country made of dense forests and spectacular mountains. His ideals collapse when he realizes that he must torture and kill a young vietnamese who is fighting for his independence. He ...
Plot: war, sex scene, french soldier, wildlife, bra, campfire, nature, cat, attack, bare breasts, submachine gun, jungle ...
Time: year 1946
Place: vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The War Is Over (1966)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Sweden
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A group of Spanish refugees try to organize protests from France. Their network is under constant threat by the police and some of them have recently been arrested. The main character (played by Yves Montand) dedicated his whole life to the battle ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, stylized, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: idealism, one last job, one more chance, mission gone awry, coincidence, state affairs, new wave, political unrest, rebelliousness, haunted by the past, introspection, society ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1965
Place: paris france, spain, europe, france, brussels belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 4.4
 112
Attack at Dawn (1970)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Israel
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Eli is an Israeli soldier who manages to escape from a notorious Arab prison. He makes it back to Israel, where he finds Beno, another soldier who had spent 2 years of horror in the same prison. They organize a rescue operation against the prison. ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, suspenseful
Plot: soldier, arab, prison, adventure, escapades, military, danger, daring rescue, heroes, confined, war, heroic mission ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: israel, middle east, syria
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 148
Evening Bells (1986)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Trials and tribulations of a Croatian Communist intellectual in the turbulent years before, during and after WW2.
Plot: world war two, fascism, communist, stockings, legs
Place: former yugoslavia, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Female Agents (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: May 1944, a group of French servicewomen and resistance fighters are enlisted into the British Special Operations Executive commando group under the command of Louise Desfontaines and her brother Pierre. Their mission, to rescue a British army ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, tense, captivating ...
Plot: resistance, world war two, rescue, betrayal, commando, hospital, d day, heroic mission, survival, working undercover, wartime life, behind enemy lines ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1945, year 1944
Place: london, paris france, england, europe, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.4
 1K
Deserter (2002)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Unlikely friends in a melting pot of confusion. Simon Murray fights for the French Foreign Legion. Pascal Dupont fights for himself. War torn men question honour, hope, morality...because you can desert everything...except yourself.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, tense
Plot: introspection, military life, military, rebellion, soldier, rivalry, hopes, moral dilemma, friendship, idealism, war, basic training ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1960
Place: algeria, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.8
 2K
The Search (2014)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: France, Georgia
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A woman who works for a non-governmental organization (NGO) forms a special relationship with a young boy in war-torn Chechnya.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, remake of american film ...
Plot: russian soldier, russian army, war violence, life is a bitch, wartime life, soldier, murder, violence, orphan, war crime, torture, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1999
Place: russia, chechnya, caucasus
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.0
 2K
Paradise (2016)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Russia, Germany
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The historical drama set during the Second World War centres on three people whose paths cross: a Russian aristocratic emigrant and member of the French resistance, a French collaborator and a high-ranking German SS officer.
Style: psychological, rough, touching, philosophical
Plot: prison, holocaust, nazi collaborator, concentration camp, interrogation, russian, aristocrat, collaboration, love, destiny, world war two, repression ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, year 1942
Place: french riviera
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%