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Afterimage (2016)
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Afterimage (2016)
Original name: Powidoki
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In 1945, as Stalin sets his hands over Poland, famous painter Wladislaw Strzeminski refuses to compromise on his art with the doctrines of social realism. Persecuted, expelled from his chair at the University, he's eventually erased from the museums' walls. With the help of some of his students, he starts fighting against the Party and becomes the symbol of an artistic resistance against intellectual tyranny.
Style: avant garde, twist ending, exciting, sentimental, captivating, educational film, ambiguous ending
Plot: art, painting, artist, legal system, life, censorship, father daughter relationship, professor, teacher student relationship, sculpture, one legged man, loss of mother, communism, job, human, resistance, community, a vision, chance, rejection, physical disability, painter, student, handicapped, hospital ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, year 1952, 1950s, year 1948
Place: poland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, captivating and thought provoking films with plots about art, painting, artist, painter, nudity (full frontal - brief), drinking and performer's life mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Afterimage: General Nil (2009), Mr. Turner (2014), Seraphine (2008), The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965), Pollock (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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General Nil (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Generał Nil is a Polish historical film, based on the life of general Emil August Fieldorf, pseudonym "Nil". The film was directed by Ryszard Bugajski and was released in 2009.
Style: serious, captivating, suspenseful, exciting
Plot: army general, trial, moral dilemma, secret service, imprisonment, assassination, communism, arrest, interrogation, death sentence, post war, prison ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 1950s
Place: poland, siberia
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Mr. Turner (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner lives his last 25 years with gusto and secretly becomes involved with a seaside landlady, while his faithful housekeeper bears an unrequited love for him.
Style: sincere, captivating, enigmatic, meditative, stylized ...
Plot: painter, estrangement, ambition, couple relations, love and romance, elderly, society, aging, painting, eccentricity, art, character study ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1840s, 1830s, 1820s ...
Place: london, england, holland
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Seraphine (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The tragic story of French naïve painter Séraphine Louis aka Séraphine de Senlis (1864-1942), a humble servant who becomes a gifted self-taught painter. Discovered by prominent critic and collector William Uhde, she came to prominence between the ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, based on true events, surprise ending ...
Plot: art collector, art, painter, artist, painting, mental illness, anti conformity, lifestyle, art dealer, art critic, paint, maid ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 1920s, 20s, 1930s
Place: europe, france
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The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Charlton Heston stars as Renaissance artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), who begrudgingly paints the Sistine Chapel for imperious Pope Julius II in this epic adaptation of Irvine Stone's novel ...
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Plot: painter, genius, sculpture, architect, painting, infidelity, historical figure, life & death, pope, hard labor, standoff, showdown ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s, 1960s, quarry ...
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Pollock (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" The film is a look back into the life of an extraordinary man, a man who has ...
Style: based on true events, emotional, inspirational, intellectual, atmospheric ...
Plot: painter, artist, painting, alcohol abuse, art, bohemian life, rise and fall, supportive spouse, addiction, lifestyle, self destructing, ambition ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 50s, 40s, 1950s ...
Place: new york, usa, long island, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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Cezanne and I (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: They loved each other with the ardor of thirteen-year-old boys. Rebellion and curiosity, hopes and doubts, girls and dreams of glory – they shared it all. Paul was rich, Emile poor. They went skinny-dipping, drank absinthe, starved, only to ...
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Plot: friendship, painter, painting, nude painting, artist, art, infidelity, seaside, end of friendship, novelist, portrait, portrait painting ...
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Pirosmani (1969)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union, Georgia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A dedicated artist from Russian Georgia struggles to get recognition.
Plot: art, painting
Place: russia
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65%
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Blind Chance (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Witek runs after a train. Three variations follow on how such a seemingly banal incident could influence the rest of Witek's life.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, contemplative, serious, psychological ...
Plot: train, destiny, politics, student, chance, airplane, infidelity, espionage, militant, couples, self discovery, polish ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: poland, libya, europe, new jersey, tokyo ...
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Painted Fire (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The struggles of an artist. Jang Seung-up (1843-1897), also called Owon, focusing on the years 1882 to 1897, when Korea was in political upheaval, caught between China and Japan, the conservative dynasty dying, and peasant revolt at hand. Jang, born ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sentimental, melancholic
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Time: 19th century, 1860s, 1880s, turn of the century, 1890s ...
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Klimt (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Austria, France, Germany, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A portrait of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt whose lavish, sexual paintings came to symbolize the art nouveau style of the late 19th and early 20th century.
Style: thought provoking, stylized, based on true events, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: painter, artist, prodigy, obsession, ambition, sexual relations, lifestyle, against the rules, society, painting, dying man, dying ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, turn of the century, year 1918
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Francofonia (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Master filmmaker Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) transforms a portrait of the world-renowned museum into a magisterial, centuries-spanning reflection on the relation between art, culture and power.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, enigmatic, semi documentary
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Time: 1940s, year 1959, year 1944, year 1940, year 1978 ...
Place: paris france, russia, vichy, germany, france ...
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59%
 7.3
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Woman in Gold (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Maria Altmann, an octogenarian Jewish refugee, takes on the Austrian government to recover a world famous painting of her aunt plundered by the Nazis during World War II, she believes rightfully belongs to her family. She did so not just to regain ...
Style: captivating, realistic, based on true events, sincere, intense ...
Plot: holocaust, stolen painting, legal action, injustice, justice, art, old woman, famous painting, adventure, courtroom drama, storytelling, legal ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 90s, 1930s
Place: austria, vienna, los angeles, washington d.c., usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.9
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Goya's Ghosts (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 113 min.
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Danton (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 136 min.
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Place: france, paris france, poland, europe, spain ...
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
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Time: 1910s, 50s, 1920s, 1940s, 1930s ...
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55%
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Frida (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, USA, Canada
Duration: 123 min.
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55%
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Artemisia (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: factual, sexy, sexual, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: loss of virginity, virgin, defloration, virginity, painter, first sexual experience, first sex, performer's life, romance, sexual abuse, legal, life is a bitch ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s, renaissance, 70s
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51%
The Ideal Palace (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: At the end of the 19th century, Joseph Ferdinand Cheval (Jacques Gamblin), is a simple postman who travels every day along the Drôme, from village to village. Alone, he is upset when he meets the woman of his life, Philomena (Laetitia Casta). From ...
Style: sentimental, psychological, captivating, contemplative
Plot: postman, obsession, father daughter relationship, construction, french countryside, social awkwardness, palace, love, family relations, couples, society, post office ...
Time: 1910s, 1870s, 1880s
Place: france
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Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
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Style: atmospheric, gloomy, epic, stylized, realistic ...
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Time: 15th century, middle ages, 1400s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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47%
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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, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: strike, working class, seaport, life is a bitch, labor union, pursuit, journalism, media, idealism, injustice, rebellion, state affairs ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: poland, europe
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47%
 7.9
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My Left Foot (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to be ...
Style: thought provoking, sentimental, touching, gloomy, psychological ...
Plot: poet, handicapped, disability, paralysis, human spirit, cerebral palsy, irish, artist, courage, working class, painting, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: ireland, europe
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Walesa: Man of Hope (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: How was it possible that a single man influenced contemporary world so significantly? This film is an attempt to capture the phenomenon of a common man’s metamorphosis into a charismatic leader — an attempt to see how a Gdansk shipyard ...
Style: captivating, realistic, humorous, psychological, serious ...
Plot: revolution, rebellion, fighting the system, leadership, politics, ambition, rivalry, righting the wronged, rebelliousness, against the odds, disorder, idealism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: poland, warsaw poland
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46%
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Fever (1981)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The film is set in 1905, in a time of feverish revolutionary underground activity in Poland partitioned between three neighbours. All the characters are committed anarchists. The bomb maker puts an invention together to place it at the disposal of ...
Plot: female director, mental breakdown, undercover, tragic event, corruption, police, politics, violence, prison, revolt, male female relationship, terrorism
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Monstrum (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Movie about a sculptor Otakar Svec who is building a statue of Stalin in Prague.
Plot: retro, czech history, husband wife relationship, artist, memorial, sculptor, communism, european history, statue, moral dilemma, communist, monument ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: prague, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 19K
Basquiat (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Director Julian Schnabel illustrates the portrait of his friend, the first African-American pop artist Jean-Michel Basquiat who unfortunately died at a young age and just as he was beginning to make a name for himself in the art world. Alongside the ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, realistic, captivating, factual ...
Plot: drug abuse, friendship, artist, basketball, rise and fall, society, rising to stardom, self destructing, overdose, celebrity culture, human spirit, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 5K
Caravaggio (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: As influential Italian artist Caravaggio dies in exile in 1610, he recalls his short life, from his childhood to his initial artistic failures to his later triumphs as he catches the eye of a sympathetic cardinal to his destructive relationship with ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, stylized, factual ...
Plot: sexual relations, love triangle, painter, artist, rise and fall, life is a bitch, lifestyle, painting, art, lgbt, gay, mentally unstable ...
Time: 16th century, 17th century, 1500s
Place: italy, rome italy
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42%
The Dreamlife of David L (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 77 min.
Story: “The Dreamlife of David L.“ is a fictional feature film that takes inspiration from a key point in the life of director David Lynch: the time he spent as a student in a fine arts college. Initially attracted to painting, David Lynch ends up ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: art school, surrealism, dreaming, portrait painting, projection, posing nude, clothed male naked male, clothed female naked male, awkward situation, butt naked, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity ...
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41%
Savage Messiah (1972)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The film fictionalizes the real relationship between French sculptor Henri Gaudier and Polish writer Sophie Brzeska, twenty years his senior, who came to Paris, she says, for its “creative atmosphere.”
Plot: sculptor, art, artist, older woman younger man relationship, french countryside, love, writers, louvre, novelist, library, nudity (full frontal - brief), frenchman ...
Time: 1910s
Place: paris france, france
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41%
Churchill's Secret (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill suffers from a stroke in the summer of 1953 that's kept a secret from the rest of the world.
Style: disturbing, captivating, atmospheric, emotional
Plot: winston churchill, stroke, historical figure, nurse, politician, husband wife relationship, secret, rehabilitation, family problems, british politics, parents and children, family home ...
Time: year 1953, 50s, 1950s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 750
My Nikifor (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: From his birth in 1895 through his death in 1968, the gifted Polish naïve artist Nikifor Krynicki (AKA Epifan Drowniak) lived his life and eked out a career cloaked in obscurity - a casualty of both his extreme speech impediment (his tongue was ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, captivating, serious, gloomy
Plot: prodigy, ambition, family life, couples, love and romance, celebrity culture, couple relations, society, lifestyle, tragic love, isolation, genius ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%