Movies like Wielki bieg

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Wielki bieg (1981)
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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 stop at nothing to make sure that the right man wins. There are two runners, Budny and Stolar, who are participating in the race for different reasons.
Plot: stalinism, communist propaganda, race, president, male nudity, communism, letter, political activist, shower
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: poland

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and emotional films with plots about male nudity, communism, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, politics, death and father son relationship mostly in Drama and Music genres. Some movies like Wielki bieg: Sunday Pranks (1983), The Constant Factor (1980), Hands Up! (1981), It Happened on This Very Day (1987), Suspended (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: bullying, leader, arrest, communism, kitten, stalinism, children, game, cat, courtyard, medal
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: poland
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The Constant Factor (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The main character in this effective, convincing drama is Witold (Tadeusz Bradecki) who is high in what later would be termed the "emotional quotient" or the ability to bounce back from adverse, tragic circumstances. Witold has been ...
Plot: death of mother, illness, father son relationship, frame up, fired from the job, dying, corruption, death of father, death, mountaineer, mother son relationship
Place: poland, himalaya
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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 ...
Style: political
Plot: post apocalypse, politics, plaster cast, medical profession, communism, cinema
Place: poland
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56%
It Happened on This Very Day (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 99 min.
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Suspended (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Anna, a nurse, meets her wartime lover Marcel in 1951. Learning that he has been sentenced to death for his role in the Home Army, she hides him in her cellar for five years. She gets pregnant with his child and has the baby out of the wedlock. ...
Plot: amnesty, stalinism, hiding place, depression, death sentence, chase, resistance fighter, escape, secret life, cellar, resistance, runaway ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
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Duration: 85 min.
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Place: poland, europe
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And All That Jazz (1983)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Poland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in 1952, film tells the story of young musicians playing - then forbidden - jazz music in basements and attics around Poland. The group hires itself to social parties, youth dances, etc, each time waiting for the management to disappear in order ...
Plot: jazz, teenage boy, propaganda, concert, protest, jazz band, radio station, university, josef stalin, communism, exile
Time: 50s, 1950s
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Duration: 105 min.
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Genre: Drama
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