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.
Plot: death, alcohol, communism, ambition, marriage, retirement, self fulfillment, factory, socialism, working class, aging, generation gap, rivalry, father son relationship, drinking, farewell, one day, eulogy, chemical, working conditions
Place: german democratic republic, gdr, east germany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and thought provoking films with plots about working class, father son relationship, death, factory, husband wife relationship, friendship and factory worker mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Bankett für Achilles: The Architects (1990), Sun Seekers (1972), Der Turm (2012), Takiaispallo (1970), Trace of Stones (1966). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Architects (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: East Germany
Duration: 95 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, career, communism, partnership, german reunification, architecture, architect, friendship, gender roles, self fulfillment ...
Place: east germany, german democratic republic
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Sun Seekers (1972)
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: prostitute, radiation, radioactivity, geiger counter, trumpet, unwanted pregnancy, sun, bra and panties, police arrest, forced labor, communist party, drunkenness ...
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, gdr
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67%
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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: car accident, small town, youth, domestic violence, middle class, rock band, shotgun, teenage girl, teenager, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, cheating, factory worker ...
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Trace of Stones (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: East Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A film about living and working conditons in the GDR of the 60's Includes a little lovestory of course.
Style: banned film
Plot: working class, life, competition, communism, dancing, drinking, beer, flashback, socialism, job, criticism, complaint ...
Time: 1960s
Place: east germany, gdr, german democratic republic
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62%
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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: female nudity, erotica, sex, death, working class, ocean, socialism, factory, water, vacation, beach, adultery ...
Place: spain, norway
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55%
The Legend of Paul and Paula (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: East Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Paul and Paula have had bad experiences with love: Paul is financially well off but has lost all affection for his wife, and Paula leads a troublesome life raising two children on her own. They meet and discover a strong passion for each other. Life ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: self fulfillment, death, marriage, family relations, dull life, single parent, infidelity, love triangle, moral dilemma, unfulfillment, relationship vs career, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: east germany, germany, europe, berlin germany, german democratic republic ...
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46%
Naked Among Wolves (1963)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: East Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: jewish, gas chamber, holocaust, prisoner, war criminal, nazism, hiding place, gun, criminal, singing, death, politics ...
Place: east germany, german democratic republic, spain, gdr, frankfurt germany ...
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46%
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The Drinker (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Hans Fallada.
Plot: alcoholic, drug addiction, toxic, self destruction, spirit, intoxication, fuel, marriage, beer
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43%
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Polare (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Kent, Lasse, Olle and Sven are in their mid-twenties and have been friends since childhood. At a restaurant they meet two young women and one of them, Lena, becomes pregnant. Now, who is the father? Well, it's definitely not Kent, but the ...
Plot: alcohol, friendship, drinking, pregnancy, male chauvinist, sexual abuse, best friend
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39%
His Days Are Numbered (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A middle-aged plumber quits his job and questions his life after seeing somebody his own age suddenly die from a heart attack on his way to work.
Plot: painting, unhappy ending, seaside, lawyer, death, artist, prostitute, art, public bath, painter, wine, father son relationship ...
Time: 1960s
Place: rome italy, italy
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38%
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The Scar (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After discussions and dishonest negotiations, a decision is taken as to where a large new chemical factory is to be built and Bednarz, an honest Party man, is put in charge of the construction. He used to live in the small town where the factory is ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, bleak, serious, emotional ...
Plot: factory, small town, society, human nature, innocence lost, social relations, small town life, politics, working class, state affairs, moral dilemma, introspection ...
Place: poland
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35%
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, bus, legal system, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, false accusation, witness, threat, apartment, factory, husband wife relationship, apology, father son relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Wind of Change (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 64 min.
Story: Taking its title from Harold Macmillan's widely-reported Cape Town speech about the process of decolonisation in Africa, The Wind of Change showed the other side of the coin: the impact of colonial immigration at 'home'. The film ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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The Shadow Box (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Over the course of a day in a California hospice, three terminally ill patients are observed with their families reflecting on life and death. Adapted for television from the award-winning play by Michael Cristofer.
Plot: gay, terminal illness, death, love, cancer, long lost daughter, letter, homosexual, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, marriage, wheelchair ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
A Rather English Marriage (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A squadron leader and a retired milkman decide to bury their differences and move in together after they are both widowed on the very same night. They become a companionable if odd couple, until their unlikely friendship is threatened by the arrival ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, odd couple, widower, working class, elderly, starting over, social worker, social differences, friends, social relations, family relations, singleness ...
Time: 90s
Place: england
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Plot: death, father son relationship
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Genre: Drama, Music
Country: East Germany
Duration: 100 min.
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Genre: Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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24 City (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, Hong Kong, Japan
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32%
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The Firm (2009)
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31%
Man of Marble (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 165 min.
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Style: emotional, thought provoking, realistic, sincere, serious ...
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Place: poland, europe, tokyo, japan, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 84 min.
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31%
Cars of the Revolution (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
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Style: captivating, tense, realistic, serious
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30%
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
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29%
The Magic Box (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Tunisia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: no overview yet
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The Promised Land (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 179 min.
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Style: serious, biting, realistic, epic
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Cold Lands (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 62 min.
Story: A young Frenchman of Arab descent, Djamel, becomes convinced that his long-lost father is a rich factory owner in Grenoble. When the man coldly rejects him, Djamel plots a revenge that will implicate the man's closeted gay son.
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27%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, captivating ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: alabama, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%