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Diary for My Father and My Mother (1990)
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Diary for My Father and My Mother (1990)
Original name: Napló apámnak, anyámnak
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Directed by Márta Mészáros.
Plot: female director, party, josef stalin, revolution, politics, trial, traitor, communism, communist, diary, socialism, grief, new year's eve, autobiography, demonstration, anti communist, archive footage, newsreel footage, celebration, controversy, parade, tank, reenactment, statue, hungarian
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: soviet union, budapest, hungary, budapest hungary

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and emotional films with plots about politics, female director, communism, revolution, autobiography, family relations and communist mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Diary for My Father and My Mother: Just Like at Home (1978), The Unburied Man (2004), Love (1971), Tail Gunner Joe (1977), A Szerencse lányai (1999). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Diary for My Loves (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A continuation of "Diary for My Children," the film picks up in 1950, when Juli, the diarist, is 18 and determined to become a movie director.
Plot: female director, communism, anti communist, family relations, socialism, communist, diary, prison, politics, deportation, revolution, film school ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: budapest hungary, moscow russia, budapest
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Diary for My Children (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A semi-autobiographical story of a young woman's life in Budapest under Stalin.
Plot: female director, flashback, controversy, male female relationship, bitterness, crush, banned, autobiography, aunt niece relationship, friend, school, communist ...
Time: 50s, year 1947, 1950s, 1940s, 1930s
Place: moscow russia, eastern europe, budapest, central europe, budapest hungary
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Just Like at Home (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A man and a kid are discovering beauty in life.
Plot: female director, hungarian, getting home, family relations, girl, father daughter relationship, children, surrogate father, girl man relationship, infatuation
Place: hungary
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The Unburied Man (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Hungary, Slovakia, Poland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: One of the doyennes of Hungarian film deals with a dark period of national history: the Soviet regime in Hungary. She portrays it through the fate of the former prime minister and national hero, Imre Nagy. The script is based on the diary written by ...
Plot: female director, childhood flashback, crime against humanity, terror, husband wife relationship, speech, doctor, rat, rain, execution, hanging, adolescence ...
Time: 1950s, year 1956, 20th century, 50s
Place: romania, soviet union, hungary, italy, budapest ...
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Edith Stein: The Seventh Chamber (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Italy, Hungary
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An expressionist biography of Edith Stein, who converted from the Jewish faith to the Catholic one and became a Carmelite sister. She would die in a German concentration camp.
Style: intellectual
Plot: female director, nazi, nun, running, jewish, catholic, religion, suffering, mother daughter relationship, german, religious conversion, professor ...
Place: germany
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Love (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Luca regularly visits her bedridden mother-in-law. Luca's husband, János, has been arrested on a trumped up political charge, and Luca does not know if he is still alive. Luca hides this from his mother by making up letters purporting to be ...
Style: touching, serious, psychological, realistic, emotional
Plot: old woman, immigrants, family problems, family life, bittersweet, unfulfillment, parents and children, life is a bitch, terminal illness, dysfunctional family, introspection, human nature ...
Time: 50s
Place: europe, hungary
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Tail Gunner Joe (1977)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A dramatization of the life of Sen. Joseph McCarthy, the alcoholic senator from Wisconsin whose tactics of accusing prominent people of Communist sympathies were initially designed to give him a national power base when he later planned to run for ...
Plot: communist, alcohol abuse, cold war, communism, u.s. congress, mccarthyism, historical event, u.s. senator, pursuit
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: washington d.c.
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A Szerencse lányai (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, Hungary
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A story of a mother who had to change her profession from a teacher to a high class prostitute to make a living.
Plot: female director, pimp, emigrant, female teacher, prostitution, prostitute, mother daughter relationship, customer
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Whooping Cough (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story of 10-year-old boy and his family against the backdrop of the bloody events of 1956, in Budapest. Children do not yet understand what is going on, but they're happy because the schools are closed. But gradually, to adults and children ...
Plot: parents, family relations, children, communism, grandmother, child's point of view, revolution
Time: year 1956, 50s, 1950s
Place: europe, hungary
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Within the Whirlwind (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, Poland, Belgium
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During Stalin's reign of terror, Evgenia Ginzburg, a literature professor, was sent to 10 years hard labor in a gulag in Siberia. Having lost everything, and no longer wishing to live, she meets the camp doctor and begins to come back to life.
Plot: female director, starvation, male female relationship, steam train, train, gulag
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Genre: Biography, Drama
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Duration: 124 min.
Story: The career of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is halted by a witch hunt in the late 1940s when he defies the anti-communist HUAC committee and is blacklisted.
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From a Far Country (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, UK, Poland
Duration: 140 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, bleak, uplifting, captivating ...
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Genre: Drama
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Genre: Biography, Drama
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Duration: 77 min.
Story: Cannes Special Screening 2016
Style: semi documentary
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