Movies like Les Patates

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Les Patates (1969)
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Les Patates (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In a village in the Ardennes, during the German occupation, finding rations is becoming almost impossible. Clovis, an ordinary labourer, decides to cross the occupied zone to bring back enough potatoes to feed his family. His plan is a success but Clovis rapidly becomes obsessed with storing the precious tubers.
Plot: hunger, world war two, german occupation, potato, nazi occupied france

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The Toth Family (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 95 min.
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Plot: fascism, world war two, guest, military officer, oppression, family, villager
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Duration: 90 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 96 min.
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Duration: 90 min.
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