Movies like One Man's War 1973

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One Man's War
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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