Movies like Bankett für Achilles

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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 alcohol, 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, touching, serious and captivating films with plots about father son relationship, family relations, 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: socialism, divorce, berlin wall, architect, secret police, friendship, partnership, career, communism, german reunification, gender roles, architecture ...
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.
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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: unwanted pregnancy, orphan, communist party, sun, post war, prostitution, geiger counter, bar brawl, forced labor, ss officer, trumpet, soviet army ...
Time: 1940s, year 1949
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: family, communism, countryside, attempted rape, female nudity
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, father daughter relationship, prison, teenage girl, friend, factory worker, prostitute, fired from the job, tragic event, vandalism, father son relationship, street gang ...
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: family relations, father son relationship, death
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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, realistic, serious, captivating, rough
Plot: factory, vengeance, righting the wronged, workplace situations, misled, rivalry, workplace intrigue, dishonesty, parents and children, family relations, boss and employee, workplace ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, atlantic ocean, normandy
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The Ungrateful (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 146 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous, contemplative ...
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Time: 70s
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Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria
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My Last Love (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Bong-yong Kim is one of a modest Korean dad who struggles to survive from the work place without any time to get along with his family. He has to work over than he had to, since the boss treat him like his servant – drink late every night, drive ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
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42%
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Kanarifuglen (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 86 min.
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A Rather English Marriage (1998)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.1
 147
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 64 min.
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Genre: Drama
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37%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Caravan Serai (1986)
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Place: greece
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35%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
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33%
 6.0
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32%
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Country: Sweden
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30%
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 2K
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Naked Among Wolves (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: East Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: No overview found.
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 902
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29%
 6.4
 113
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⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Last Rites of Joe May (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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Style: realistic, contemplative, serious, psychological, captivating ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%