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Bankett für Achilles (1975)
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Bankett für Achilles (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: East Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: For thirty years, Karl Achilles has been working at the chemical collective in Bitterfeld. But now his last day as a master at the plant has come. He is about to retire; even if Karl, who finds ending his working life difficult, wanted to stay on, it would not be possible. Karl’s colleagues have arranged a farewell dinner for the retiring master at an outdoor restaurant. But on his last day of work, before the farewell dinner, he meets all sorts of people: both colleagues and people, who do not work at the plant. A mosaic of the biography of a person who found fulfilment in his work and now has to look for the meaning of his life anew.
Style: amateur film
Plot: death, family relations, job, alcohol, communism, ambition, marriage, retirement, father son relationship, worker, self fulfillment, factory, socialism, working class, aging, generation gap, one day, rivalry, drinking, farewell, eulogy, professional rivalry, chemical, working conditions
Place: gdr, east germany, german democratic republic

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and captivating films with plots about family relations, father son relationship, death, working class, husband wife relationship, factory and communism mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Bankett für Achilles: The Architects (1990), Takiaispallo (1970), Sun Seekers (1958), Der Turm (2012), Look Ahead with Anger (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Architects (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: East Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The architect Daniel Brenner is in his late thirties when he receives his first challenging and lucrative commission: to design a cultural center for a satellite town in East-Berlin. He accepts the offer under the condition that he gets to choose ...
Plot: divorce, socialism, berlin wall, friendship, partnership, gender roles, architecture, career, parenting, german reunification, communism, self fulfillment ...
Place: german democratic republic, east germany
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Takiaispallo (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Aaro Saarinen is a foreman in the paper mill. The new generation continually questions his authority in both at work and at home.
Plot: middle class, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, rock band, rock musician, dysfunctional marriage, small town, mother daughter relationship, children, teenager, father son relationship, shotgun, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 70s
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Sun Seekers (1958)
Genre: Drama
Country: East Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A socialist story of "atoms for peace" and compulsory labor in an East German uranium mine under Soviet control.
Style: light
Plot: sabotage, prostitution, geiger counter, sun, post war, radioactivity, bar brawl, unwanted pregnancy, one armed man, orphan, bra and panties, soviet army ...
Time: year 1949, 1940s
Place: east germany, berlin germany
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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: communism, family, attempted rape, female nudity, countryside
Place: east germany, german democratic republic, gdr
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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, bar, tragic event, friend, unemployment, teenage girl, destruction of property, friendship, brother sister relationship, prison, factory worker, prostitute ...
Place: romania, bucharest
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Generational Sins (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A dying mother, Sarah, tells her last wish to her eldest son, Drew, that he take his younger brother, Will, to the place they were born. Despite tragic family history, hope gives promise to the future.
Plot: death, father son relationship, family relations
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49%
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To Mathieu (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Matthieu and Eric are two brothers who work at the same factory as their father in Normandy. When his father is dismissed for smoking on the factory floor, Matthieu is incensed and tries to have him reinstated, in vain. His brother has just got ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, captivating, rough
Plot: factory, vengeance, righting the wronged, parents and children, workplace intrigue, rivalry, family relations, workplace, dishonesty, misled, boss and employee, workplace situations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: france, atlantic ocean, normandy
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46%
The Ungrateful (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 146 min.
Story: Somnath (Somu) lives in a shanty house in a Delhi slum with his widowed mom, and unmarried sister, Sarla. He is friendly with Calcutta-based wealthy Vikram (Vicky) Maharaj. When Vicky's dad, Damodar, has a heart attack and is advised to take ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, contemplative ...
Plot: factory worker, factory, anti capitalism, introspection, social differences, working class, hidden identity, hopes, family relations, irony of fate, poetic justice, factory owner ...
Time: 70s
Place: india, asia
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45%
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The Sole Witness (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria
Story: When a tired factory worker Christo Panov (Oleg Borisov) going home from work gets embroiled with a dispute with a bus driver, leading to threats of assault by the driver, that's bad enough. Then an irate passenger files charges against the ...
Plot: bus driver, threat, witness, apartment, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, false accusation, husband wife relationship, factory worker, apology, working class, defamation, family relations ...
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43%
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Kanarifuglen (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Together with colleagues Jan goes to a seminar on the Canary Islands. Already on the first day we starts an erotic relation to a stewardess, and during a swim with his boss his life changes dramatically.
Plot: adultery, sex, factory, working class, infidelity, nudity (full frontal - brief), ocean, vacation, socialism, female nudity, erotica, water ...
Place: spain, norway
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42%
A Rather English Marriage (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching
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Time: 90s
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42%
A Family Upside Down (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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41%
The Wind of Change (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 64 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Place: california
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39%
The Legend of Paul and Paula (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: East Germany
Duration: 105 min.
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Country: East Germany
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Genre: Drama
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30%
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Genre: Drama
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29%
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The Factory (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
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29%
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Country: East Germany
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29%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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29%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
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Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 89 min.
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27%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 167 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%