Movies like The Calm

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The Calm (1980)
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The Calm (1980)
Original name: Spokój
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A young man in his twenties leaves prison after a three-year sentence. He wants to start a new life in a place where he is not known and dreams only of a job, a wife and a family. He succeeds partially in fulfilling these dreams, but then runs into a conflict on a construction job between the corrupt boss and fellow workers secretly planning a strike. He becomes a pawn in one camp while remaining true to his ideals in the other. Filmed in 1976 and shelved for five years.
Plot: politics, corruption, labor union, construction worker, ex convict, strike, bigger dreams, worker, shipyard
Time: year 1979, year 1976, year 1978, year 1977, year 1980
Place: poland

Most similar movies to The Calm

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and witty films with plots about politics, communism, worker, working class, police, corruption and strike mostly in Drama, Comedy and History genres. Some movies like The Calm: The Scar (1976), Blind Chance (1987), Short Working Day (1981), Camera Buff (1979), Hands Up! (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Scar (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After discussions and dishonest negotiations, a decision is taken as to where a large new chemical factory is to be built and Bednarz, an honest Party man, is put in charge of the construction. He used to live in the small town where the factory is ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, captivating, serious, bleak ...
Plot: factory, small town, working class, social relations, politics, moral dilemma, innocence lost, society, introspection, human nature, state affairs, small town life ...
Place: poland
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Blind Chance (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Plot: train, politics, airplane, student, chance, destiny, self discovery, couples, love and romance, espionage, infidelity, militant ...
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Short Working Day (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Kieślowski’s study of a political strike, controversially told from the viewpoint of a Communist functionary trying to keep order.
Style: political drama
Plot: window, government, aquarium, clerk, communist, political party, committee, politics, demonstration, worker, megaphone, solidarity
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64%
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Camera Buff (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Filip buys an 8mm movie camera when his first child is born. Because it's the first camera in town, he's named official photographer by the local Party boss. His horizons widen when he is sent to regional film festivals with his first ...
Style: biting, humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: polish, factory worker, factory, politics, bus, movie camera, friendship, babies and infants, family relations, love and romance, couple relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland, new jersey, california
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59%
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Hands Up! (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Beginning with a sci-fi prologue before finding itself with several doctors attending a medical school reunion in a sealed-up railway carriage. Between drinks, the disenchanted medicos ruminate over the effect that communism (particularly the ...
Plot: politics, medical profession, plaster cast, communism, political, cinema
Place: poland
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58%
The Constant Factor (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 87 min.
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Plot: death, father son relationship, fired from the job, dying, corruption, death of father, illness, death of mother, mother son relationship
Place: poland
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51%
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The Wedding (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set at the turn of the century, the story concerns a Polish poet living in Cracow who has decided to marry a peasant girl. The wedding is attended by a heterogenous group of people from all strata of Polish society, who dance, get drunk and lament ...
Style: offbeat, sexual, semi serious, humorous, clever ...
Plot: ghost, family relations, state affairs, love and romance, romance, love affair, couples, pregnancy, revolution, journalism, peasant, poet ...
Time: 19th century, 1900s
Place: europe, austria, russia, poland
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Rokonok (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Young honest public official is sworn in after his predecessor had to leave due to a corruption scandal. Soon, the young idealist discovers just how far-reaching the corruption is in his town and how easy it is to become corrupt yourself.
Plot: election, politics, corruption, gun, train, suicide attempt, pig
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Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 165 min.
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Style: emotional, thought provoking, realistic, sincere, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, politics, friendship, testimony, eviction, idealism, injustice, working class, communism, filmmaker, journalism, couples ...
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We, the Undersigned (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 140 min.
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42%
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Strike (2006)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 104 min.
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39%
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Personnel (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Romek, an idealistc 19-year-old boy, takes a job as a tailor in the costume department of a Warsaw theater company where his new colleague, Sowa, is pressured to make a costume for an overbearing soloist.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Die Chance (1979)
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Style: political drama
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Place: paraguay
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37%
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Signorina Effe (2007)
Genre: Drama
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30%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Minister’s Wife (1981)
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30%
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30%
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Duration: 98 min.
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28%
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Country: Poland
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28%
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28%
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Past Life (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Poland
Duration: 109 min.
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28%
The Invisible Wall (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
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27%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 3.3
 281
Eva Braun (2015)
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Genre: Drama
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27%