Movies like Short Working Day

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Short Working Day (1995)
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Short Working Day (1995)
Original name: Krótki dzień pracy
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Kieślowski’s study of a political strike, controversially told from the viewpoint of a Communist functionary trying to keep order.
Style: political drama
Plot: communist, government, aquarium, clerk, political party, window, politics, job, worker, megaphone, solidarity, demonstration, committee

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, political and thought provoking films with plots about politics, communist, communism, corruption, politician, working class and society mostly in Drama, Crime and War genres. Some movies like Short Working Day: The Calm (1980), Blind Chance (1987), The Scar (1976), Politics (2019), Left Right Left (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Calm (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A young man in his twenties leaves prison after a three-year sentence. He wants to start a new life in a place where he is not known and dreams only of a job, a wife and a family. He succeeds partially in fulfilling these dreams, but then runs into ...
Plot: bigger dreams, ex convict, strike, labor union, construction worker, politics, worker, shipyard, corruption, twenty something
Time: year 1977, year 1978, year 1979, year 1980, year 1976
Place: poland
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Blind Chance (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Witek runs after a train. Three variations follow on how such a seemingly banal incident could influence the rest of Witek's life.
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Plot: train, destiny, politics, chance, student, airplane, couples, espionage, love and romance, infidelity, self discovery, militant ...
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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, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: small town, factory, human nature, politics, state affairs, society, social relations, introspection, small town life, working class, innocence lost, moral dilemma ...
Time: 70s
Place: poland
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Politics (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Portraying the events that have taken place in Polish politics in recent years.
Plot: politics, politician, power, government corruption, gay, priest, church, media manipulation, gay romance, corruption, political corruption, government
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Left Right Left (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 155 min.
Story: The basic story of the movie revolves around P.K. Jayan aka 'Vattu' Jayan (played by Indrajith) and Roy Joseph aka Che Guevera Roy (played by Murali Gopy). Vattu Jayan is a corrupt cop who manages his daily necessities through bribed money ...
Style: political
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Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Against his wishes, 'Cuba' Mukundan (Sreenivasan) goes to Dubai to make good his father's alleged misappropriation of funds from the local cooperative bank. It is there that he learns the true meaning of the term 'working ...
Plot: communist, politician, election, bank, lottery, politics, nurse, cheating, arab, labor camp, minister, chinese
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The Moonhunter (2001)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Thailand
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The Moonhunter tells a true story of two young Thai revolutionaries. Seksan Prasertkul, a fearless student leader, who, in October 1973, commanded the biggest mass demonstration in modern Thai history. The event led to a popular uprising that ...
Plot: politics, corruption, military, government, communist, revolution
Place: thailand
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Weekend Stories: A Woman's Business (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 56 min.
Story: A woman whose passport was denied under the previous Communist regime by a vindictive party secretary is given a chance to confront the woman and take revenge.
Plot: reunion, handcuffs, invitation, break up, politics, businesswoman, university student, forgiveness, depression, communist, polish history, breakup ...
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What Is to Be Done? (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Mordant, self-aware, freighted with sensitivity toward Chile’s problem, wary of caricature, disposed toward consciousness of human fallibility, it is a deft blend of fiction and documentary set in the tumultuous days leading up to the election of ...
Plot: female director, poverty, marxist, ugly american, kidnapping, drunkenness, communist, election, political rally, president, revolutionary, assassination ...
Place: south america, chile
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Personnel (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Romek, an idealistc 19-year-old boy, takes a job as a tailor in the costume department of a Warsaw theater company where his new colleague, Sowa, is pressured to make a costume for an overbearing soloist.
Plot: practical joke, eavesdropping, crew, train, dance, communism, porter, teenage boy, prankster, tailor, moral dilemma, backstage ...
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 7.1
 127
Superfluous (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Young farmer Mikajlo while on youth labour action falls in love with a student Nada and infatuated with her, he leaves the peasant brigade and Malena, a girl who as if she were overabundant, followed him to work the labour action. Mikajlo's ...
Plot: peasant, young love, workplace, unrequited love, communist, worker, training camp, wooing, farm hand, studying
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One Man's War (1991)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 87 min.
Story: Anthony Hopkins plays an English medical doctor living with his family in Paraguay and treating the poor people from the surroundings, who has his life turned upside down when his son was mysteriously murdered in what could have been an attack to ...
Style: political drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany, Romania
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Requiem for Dominic powerfully portrayed the upheaval in that liminal space between revolution and order. This drama is captured partly on film, partly on video adding to the gritty reality of the time, place and events as they were unfolding in ...
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We, the Undersigned (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
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 6.1
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Communists (2014)
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Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
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Style: realistic, emotional, serious, meditative, compassionate ...
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 5.2
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 5.6
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 7.2
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38%
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