Movies like The Death of Empedocles

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The Death of Empedocles (1987)
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The Death of Empedocles (1987)
Original name: Der Tod des Empedokles
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Film adaptation by Straub and Huillot of Hölderlin's 1798 tragedy on the symbolic death of Empedoclus, the legislator in Ancient Greece.
Plot: utopia, communism

Most similar movies to The Death of Empedocles

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out family saga, light, thought provoking and realistic films with plots about communism, politics, class struggle, communist, father son relationship, stalinism and religion mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Death of Empedocles: Communists (2014), Time of Miracles (1989), Virgin Mary (1995), Der Turm (2012), Hands Up! (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Communists (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Jean-Marie Straub pushes this musicality of blocks to a paroxysmal extreme, mixing blocks of time (40 years separate the various extracts that are going to be used, and what is to be filmed), blocks of text (Malraux, Fortini, Vittorini, Hölderlin) ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: working class, human nature, communist, society, social differences, politics, state affairs, reading, communism, utopia, class struggle
Place: egypt
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Time of Miracles (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: September 1945. The new communist authorities go into the church, hang the flag of the Party and paint over the old frescoes, but each time the frescoes miraculously return. A stranger comes to town and works miracles; the townsfolk are convinced he ...
Plot: communism, fire, politics, priest, teacher, painting, religion, church, village, irony, school play, religious icon ...
Time: 1940s
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Virgin Mary (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Croatia, Canada, USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: In 1981 in Medjugorje (BA), a group of kids claim that Virgin Mary appeared to them on a hill. The local priest believes them and spreads the word. Religious tourism blossoms. The communist government is concerned and arrests the priest.
Plot: communism, virgin mary, mountain, execution, nun, religion, priest, propaganda, faith
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Der Turm (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Adapted from an award-winning best-selling book by Uwe Tellkamp, 'The Tower' depicts a higher class family’s struggles during crumbling communist rule in 1980’s East Germany. It illustrates the weaknesses and pending downfall of the ...
Plot: family, communism, countryside, attempted rape, female nudity
Place: east germany, gdr
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48%
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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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48%
Class Relations (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A young man (Christian Heinisch), recently arrived in New York from Europe, becomes swept up in a series of events that are beyond his knowledge or control.
Plot: alienation, class struggle, train, labor, ship
Place: usa, new york
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48%
1987: When the Day Comes (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 1987 Korea, under an oppressive military regime, a college student gets killed during a police interrogation involving torture. Government of officials are quick to cover up the death and order the body to be cremated. A prosecutor who is ...
Plot: historical event, communism, democracy, military dictatorship, anti communist, political corruption, cover up, interrogation, torture, police brutality
Place: south korea
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42%
Look Ahead with Anger (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After the revolution of December 1989, Romania is in full transition. Incertainty and chaos have followed Ceausescu's downfall. Fane, a worker in a wharf on the river Danube, is a former dissident who was in involved in politically motivated ...
Plot: communism, friend, bar, friendship, prison, prostitute, father son relationship, economics, teenage girl, fired from the job, father daughter relationship, street gang ...
Place: romania, bucharest
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From the Clouds to the Resistance (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, West Germany, UK, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: 'Dalla nube alla resistenza (From the Cloud to the Resistance ) (1978), based on two works by Cesare Pavese, falls into the category of History Lessons and Too Early, Too Late as well. It, too, has two parts—a twentieth-century text and a ...
Plot: world war two, mythology, greek mythology, resistance, myth, class struggle, italian history, post war
Time: 1940s
Place: italy
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38%
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The Pacifist (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Barbara (Monica Vitti) is a journalist investigating the local counterculture who becomes involved, after an unpleasant start of battery and stalking, with Pierre Clémenti's louche all-around dropout.
Plot: fascist, communist, journalist, student protest, religion, russian roulette, repression, communism, fashion model, shot to death, murder
Place: milan italy
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37%
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Wielki bieg (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in 1952, the story follows events around the "Peace Run", a propaganda 3-day marathon for peace. The winner is to be presented with a new motorcycle by the country's president. Chief organizer is a ruthless manipulator who will ...
Plot: letter, stalinism, political activist, race, communism, president, shower, male nudity
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36%
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Signorina Effe (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Emma was born and raised in a working-class family, but she's long had bourgeois ambitions and has risen through the ranks to become a white-collar employee with the Fiat automobile company.
Plot: strike, factory, worker, communism, italian history, turin italy, syndicate
Place: italy
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36%
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Father (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The beginning shows Hungary devastated by the war and the postwar reconstruction with its communist government. Our hero (played first by Dániel Erdély and later, as a young man, by András Bálint) is clearly determined to find out what he can ...
Plot: 12 year old, elementary school, post world war two, single mother, boy, communism, partisan
Place: hungary
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36%
It Happened on This Very Day (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Belgrade in 1963. In a yard surrounded by buildings, a group of young people of different backgrounds and social status, but of similar views about love and self-affirmation, spend their time together. Their friendship is dyed with various events ...
Plot: stalinism, communism, milkman, parade, high school, youth
Time: 1960s
Place: belgrade, yugoslavia
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34%
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Westler (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Felix from West-Berlin falls in love with Thomas in East-Berlin. At first they keep their relationship going by regular visits from Felix, but the curfew forces him to return every evening. When the East-German authorities become suspicious, Thomas ...
Plot: berlin wall, cold war, curfew, lgbt, gay bar, homosexual, communism, love, escape
Place: east germany, west germany, berlin germany, west berlin west germany, east berlin east germany
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34%
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The Affair (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An ex-seminarian slash communist runs a hotel in Baguio. He then meets a handsome upcoming lawyer. A once-a-year trip to Baguio by the lawyer and conversations with the hotel owner develop into an affair which encompasses decades of socio-political ...
Plot: gay, communism, dogma, subversion, anal, rules, indoctrination, nintendo, hotel owner, death of lover, communist, new year ...
Time: 1990s
Place: campus
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32%
To Love the Damned (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: What happened to Italy during the absence of one young rebel. Svitol (Flavio Bucci) has been hiding out in South America. Then one day he gives up on his life in exile and decides to head back home. Everything has changed. The radical left is now in ...
Plot: cocaine, communism, drug use, partisan, debauchery, extramarital affair, heroine, drug addict
Place: milan italy, rome italy, italy
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Sunday Pranks (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Made in 1983, shelved for four years. A chilling tale about kids playing in a bombed-out Warsaw courtyard on the day of Stalin's death, while their parents are away at the church or a memorial procession.
Plot: kitten, leader, children, arrest, bullying, communism, stalinism, medal, courtyard
Time: 1950s
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A Borrowed Life (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 167 min.
Story: Sega's children, born into post-war Chinese rule, can't relate to their father's love for Japanese culture, having grown up under Japanese rule before WWII.
Style: family saga
Plot: countryside, communism, nationalism, father son relationship, boy, poverty
Time: 1950s
Place: china, taiwan
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The Sun Rises Once a Day (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Directed by Henryk Kluba
Plot: mountaineer, rebellion, folk tale, remorse, communism, fire, punishment, fight, village, imprisonment
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Marcowe migdaly (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Drama directed by Radoslaw Piwowarski.
Plot: high school, youth, anti semitism, emigration, communism, classmate, suicide attempt, teenager, party
Time: 1960s
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Gulag Vorkuta (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two dissidents, fall in love in a Marxist USSR Gulag death camp. As their friends die, they commit to the seeming impossible, escape, but both must first answer their deepest moral questions about the meaning of life, sacrifice and freedom.
Plot: love, artist, faith, genocide, christian, gulag, dissident, marxism, communism
Place: ussr
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32%
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Not Reconciled (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 55 min.
Story: Not Reconciled, the title of the Straubs’ first feature-length film, is engraved on their work like an inscription. It is a story about the continuity and collapse of history, the power of suppression, and the terror of reconciliation; loyalty, ...
Plot: father son relationship, flash forward, nazism, flashback
Time: 1950s, 1940s
Place: germany
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32%
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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
Place: romania
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30%
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Partner (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In PARTNER, Bernardo Bertolucci conflated his interests in psychoanalysis, nonlinear narrative, and Godard to create a uniquely avant-garde work unlike anything in his ouevre. The film is loosely based on Dostoyevsky's novel THE DOUBLE and ...
Plot: car, class struggle, quotation, murder, kiss, student, surrealism, marxism, communism
Time: year 1968
Place: rome italy
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30%
The House by the Sea (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: By a little bay near Marseille lies a picturesque villa owned by an old man. His three children have gathered by his side for his last days. It’s time for them to weigh up what they have inherited of their father’s ideals and the community ...
Plot: refugee, grief, family, suicide, older man younger woman relationship, inheritance, holding hands, fisherman, octopus, actress, children, grave ...
Time: 2010s
Place: south of france
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Workers, Peasants (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A group of men and women have been brought together after World War II, when Italy regained its national and territorial unity. They make up a primitive community which seeks to erase not only the distress created by the war but also the hardships ...
Style: light
Plot: beating, reading, snow, tree, widow, winter, prodigal son, class struggle, fascist, runaway
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29%
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Sicily! (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 66 min.
Story: A man returns to visit his native Sicily after living in New York for a long time. He learns about the Sicilian way of life from stylized conversations with an orange picker, his fellow train passengers, his mother, and a knife-sharpener.
Place: sicily
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29%
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Canary Season (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 128 min.
Story: It's 1980. Malin is fatherless, angry, and in trouble. At 20, he's spent a year in jail for assaulting a lover of Lily, his mother. In her desk he finds a soldier's photograph and assumes he's found his father. He confronts the ...
Plot: rape, brutality, love, torture, communism, communist, totalitarianism, canary, army, socialism, husband wife relationship, mental illness ...
Time: 1960s
Place: bulgaria
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28%
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Nahapet (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Story of a strong-willed man, Nahapet, who lost his family during the 1915 Genocide is an eternal story of resurrection.
Plot: genocide, world war one, armenian genocide, armenian, bolshevik, communism, survivor
Time: year 1915, 1910s
Place: armenia, soviet union
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