Movies like One Man's War 1973

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One Man's War (1973)
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One Man's War (1973)
Original name: Yhden miehen sota
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Man leaves his factory job and sells everything to buy an earth mover and start his own business, travelling from place to place with his wife and child. There is not enough work and he is eventually forced to emigrate after many hardships.
Style: social
Plot: construction, business ethics, entrepreneur, poverty, unemployment, construction site, marriage, business competition, small business, social issues, working class, business

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The Measure of a Man (2015)
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Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
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Country: Poland
Duration: 107 min.
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Rosetta (1999)
Genre: Drama
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When the Heavens Fell (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 100 min.
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It's Winter (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The struggle to survive, for a generation, torn between wanting to leave its country, yet bound by blood to home.
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Plot: society, winter, unemployment, realism, down on your luck, working class, wedding, marriage, money, teacher, career, emigrant ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east
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The Peddler (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The movie consists of three episodes that explore the lives of poor and desperate in Iran. In episode one, a very poor couple with many crippled children abandon their newly born baby in hopes that it will have a better future. In the second ...
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The Migrants (1974)
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Country: USA
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The Father (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 96 min.
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Seduction by the Sea (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Yugoslavia
Duration: 80 min.
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The March (1990)
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Duration: 100 min.
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Curse of the Starving Class (1994)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 104 min.
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Genre: Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 502
Mullum Malarum (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Mullum malarum (1978) wriiten for screen and directed by Mahandran, based on the novel of the same by Umachandran which was published in Kalki in the year of 1966. The movie deals with the brother sister relationship between Kaali and valli, ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
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Time: 19th century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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