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: bigger dreams, shipyard, worker, construction worker, ex convict, labor union, strike, corruption, politics
Time: year 1980, year 1977, year 1978, year 1976, year 1979
Place: poland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and talky films with plots about politics, communism, revolution, society, train, husband wife relationship and fighting the system mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Calm: The Scar (1976), Blind Chance (1987), Camera Buff (1979), The Wedding (1973), Short Working Day (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: serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: factory, small town, working class, politics, society, human nature, innocence lost, introspection, moral dilemma, small town life, state affairs, social relations ...
Place: poland
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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, serious, realistic, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: train, politics, chance, student, airplane, destiny, self discovery, train station, political party, espionage, infidelity, love and romance ...
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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, semi serious, clever, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: movie camera, bus, factory, politics, friendship, polish, factory worker, parents and children, artists and showbiz, friends, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.2
 810
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, clever, offbeat ...
Plot: ghost, love affair, pregnancy, revolution, love and romance, romance, couples, journalism, state affairs, family relations, peasant, poet ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century
Place: austria, europe, poland, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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: political party, window, communist, clerk, aquarium, government, demonstration, worker, solidarity, megaphone, politics, committee
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54%
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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: communism, medical profession, plaster cast, politics
Place: poland
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51%
The Constant Factor (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The main character in this effective, convincing drama is Witold (Tadeusz Bradecki) who is high in what later would be termed the "emotional quotient" or the ability to bounce back from adverse, tragic circumstances. Witold has been ...
Plot: fired from the job, dying, death, death of father, father son relationship, corruption, illness, death of mother
Place: poland
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49%
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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.
Plot: opera singer, actor, opera, practical joke, crew, costume, tailor, aunt nephew relationship, communism, tennis, theater, backstage ...
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Die Chance (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jerzy Stuhr plays a high school teacher with a sensitive outlook on life and a soft spot for students who like art and literature as passionately as he does. His adversary is a possessed sports instructor, gaining growing control over the students ...
Plot: handball, school teacher, coach, resistance, high school, blackmail, tournament, suicide attempt, training, tyranny, power, team ...
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Man of Marble (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Man of Marble is a Polish film about a student making a film about a bricklayer who was once idolized. She interviews people who knew him and finds old footage that lead to an unfolding mystery that causes her producer to cancel the project.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: filmmaker, communism, politics, idealism, friendship, pregnancy, working class, injustice, eviction, testimony, human nature, fighting the system ...
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Place: poland, europe, tokyo, japan, canada
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37%
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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, suicide attempt, pig, corruption, gun, train
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One Man's War (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
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Style: political drama
Plot: politics, political unrest, government, social injustice, political activist, human rights, confrontation, oppression, justice, revenge, murder, military ...
Place: paraguay
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Big Animal (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 73 min.
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Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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We, the Undersigned (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 140 min.
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Plot: construction worker, construction, industry, train, politics, committee, pantyhose, taking off shoes
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34%
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Strike (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Poland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In poverty, she found strength. In oppression, she found courage. In solidarity, she found a reason to believe again. Acclaimed German actress Katharina Thalbach (THE TIN DRUM, SOPHIE’S CHOICE) stars in this hard-hitting historical drama set during ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: working class, fighting the system, legal action, ship, politics, human spirit, rebelliousness, boss and employee, death in the family, memory loss, political corruption, price of justice ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, poland
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32%
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Nightmares (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 100 min.
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Prologue (1970)
Genre: Drama
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Place: montreal quebec canada
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Karnak Cafe (1975)
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Country: Egypt
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The Magnate (1987)
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Edi (2002)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 97 min.
Story: No overview found.
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The Minister’s Wife (1981)
Genre: Drama
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Plot: terrorism, infidelity, corruption, politics, sex, money, aristocrat, investigation, assassination, cuckolded husband, gigolo, corrupt politician ...
Place: spain
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26%
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Eminent Domain (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A high-ranking Polish politburo member is banished from the party, and must find out why. Set in 1979 Poland before the Solidarity events.
Plot: cold war, espionage, teenage girl
Place: poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Requiem for Dominic (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany, Romania
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Requiem for Dominic powerfully portrayed the upheaval in that liminal space between revolution and order. This drama is captured partly on film, partly on video adding to the gritty reality of the time, place and events as they were unfolding in ...
Plot: politics, revolution, dictatorship, demonstration, exile, communism
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Past Life (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Poland
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the fascinating new film from director Avi Nesher (The Wonders), two Israeli sisters delve into the dark mystery of their father’s former life in Poland during World War II.
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Time: year 1977
Place: germany, poland
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26%
The Promised Land (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 179 min.
Story: The Polish film based on the book of the same name by Wladyslaw Reymont. Taking place in the nineteenth century town of Łódź, Poland, three friends want to make a lot of money by building and investing in a textile factory. An exceptional ...
Style: epic, biting, serious, realistic
Plot: factory, friendship, german, factory worker, capitalist, arsonist, capitalism, adultery, revenge, fire, infidelity, politics ...
Time: 19th century, turn of the century
Place: poland, europe, hamburg germany, berlin germany
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26%
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The Net (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A poor North Korean fisherman finds himself an accidental defector, and is groomed to be a spy by an ambitious South Korean military officer.
Plot: human rights, politics, sex scene, resistance, poverty, freedom, border, boat, fisherman, toilet, gift, motorboat ...
Place: korea, north korea, seoul, south korea
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25%
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Two Moons (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Panoramic view of a resort town in the summer of 1930. In seventeen episodes we get a glimpse at the microcosm of its colourful inhabitants and visitors, Poles and Jews, the high society and the desperately poor.
Plot: resort, small town, artist, blind man, social class, summertime, lower class, visitor, worker
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Inferno (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 61 min.
Story: "Inferno" is a story about classmates from school: Anka, Inga and Xena. During the prom, two girls murder a third - considered the most beautiful of them. The film is based on real events. The creators are trying to find answers to the ...
Plot: boyfriend girlfriend relationship, student, teacher, party, murder, betrayal, bigger dreams, high school student, youth, high school
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Just Great (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Godard examines the structure of movies, relationships and revolutions through the life of a couple in Paris.
Style: serious, thought provoking, talky, realistic, clever ...
Plot: strike, reporter, factory, revolution, politics, journalism, rebelliousness, class society, movie business, political unrest, working class, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1972, 1960s
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