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The Pad (1980)
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The Pad (1980)
Original name: Meta
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 65 min.
Story: Two former classmates (one an honest working man with a wife and children, the other a conman) meet at a train station. The conman comes to stay with his old friend and slowly begins to assume the role of master of the house, taking the place of the father and husband. Made for television with a screenplay by Marek Nowakowski. The film sat on a shelf for 9 years, and was shown only on the wave of solidarity in 1980. Awards: 1981 - 8 Polish Film Festival, Gdańsk, special jury prize.
Plot: con artists, poverty, card playing, loss of job, honesty, old friend, apartment, bribe, affair

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, tense and gloomy films with plots about poverty, affair, family relations, murder, husband wife relationship, female director and apartment mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Pad: The Weather Forecast (1983), Where I Begin (2011), What the Sun Has Seen (2006), The Peddler (1987), Revenge (1983). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Weather Forecast (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 86 min.
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Where I Begin (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A decade after a tragic event, Jacob decides to return home to his small southern roots, only to find that the past is not really the past and that people may change but they never forget. Can you ever really go home?
Plot: small town, coming of age, old friend, domestic violence, honesty, past, family relations, south
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What the Sun Has Seen (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Three strangers living in Silesia - a 12-year-old half-orphan, a musically talented girl and a middle-aged unemployed ex-miner - are all desperate to get money to make their small dreams come true.
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The Peddler (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The movie consists of three episodes that explore the lives of poor and desperate in Iran. In episode one, a very poor couple with many crippled children abandon their newly born baby in hopes that it will have a better future. In the second ...
Style: anthology
Plot: poverty, insanity, caretaker, cripple, abandoned baby, old age, merchant, mother son relationship
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Revenge (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Polish Psychological Drama
Plot: metaphysics, reunion, husband wife relationship, meaning of life, confession, memory, old friend, mountain, aging
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Havlandet (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This is a tale that has an epic scope in scenery "the northern snow-covered lands of coastal Norway" and is dramatized by moments of tumultuous stormy weather. But the focus is on Heikki (Stein Bjorn) a young man who is inspired by the ...
Plot: poverty, wilderness, northern lights, snow, weather, travel, farm
Time: 1860s
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 80 min.
Story: The true story of John Hawkins as featured on America's Most Wanted.
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Duration: 120 min.
Story: A seemingly happily married, successful plastic surgeon embarks on a torrid affair with tragic consequences for his marriage and those close to him.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Film from Pablo Veliz
Plot: death by suffocation, card playing, stabbed with a knife, stabbed to death, worker, railway, latin, layoff, gambling, husband wife relationship, border crossing, drug dealer ...
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 110 min.
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Genre: Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.1
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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