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Letters from Marusia (1975)
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Letters from Marusia (1975)
Original name: Actas de Marusia
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Originally Actas De Marusia, this Mexican film re-creates a dark chapter in the history of Chile. The scene is a small Chilean mining town in 1907. Suffering under the despotic rule of the British mine owners, the workers stage a revolt. The government's solution is to utterly destroy the town rather than allow the rebellion to spread. Letters from Marusia was adapted from a novel by Patricio Manns, which in turn was based on eyewitness accounts of the 1907 massacre.
Plot: worker, latin american history, school, horse, army, suicide, torture, train, miner, city, rebellion, massacre, explosion, company, socialist, class struggle, exploitation, strike, rifle, severed arm, execution, dynamite, shot to death, train tracks, history of chile ...
Time: 20th century
Place: chile, south america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and thought provoking films with plots about politics, strike, rebellion, death, class struggle, arrest and society mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Letters from Marusia: Cantata de Chile (1976), The Promised Land (1973), Cananea (1978), The Holy Office (1974), Bloody Nitrate (1969). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Cantata de Chile (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Cuba
Duration: 119 min.
Story: The story of the Santa María School massacre of miners in 1907.
Style: allegory
Plot: poverty, colonialism, massacre, political repression, mass murder, racism, strike, miner, history of chile, latin american history, exploitation, imperialism ...
Time: 20th century, 1900s
Place: chile, south america
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The Promised Land (1973)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Cuba, Chile
Duration: 80 min.
Story: During the socialist government of Marmaduke Grove in 1932, a group of villagers decide to take some land in the area of ​​Palmilla. Almost like a mythical journey, problems arise when seated and in a position to bring the socialist ideal in the ...
Style: allegory, epic
Plot: village life, snow, commune, working class, rape, anarchism, circus, land, farmer, drinking from a bottle, nudity (full frontal - brief), alcohol abuse ...
Time: year 1932, 1930s
Place: chile, andes mountains
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Cananea (1978)
Genre: Drama, History, Western
Country: Mexico
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Based on a true story in the American owned Cananea mine. It depicts how the owner profits while the Mexican workers struggle to survive and are exploited for their labour.
Plot: jail, soldier, cavalry, union, police, arrest, monopoly, border, mine, revenge, confrontation, mexican revolution ...
Place: mexico, arizona, sonora
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The Holy Office (1974)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Mexico
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The long arm of the Inquisition, or the "Holy Office," reached at least as far as 16th-century Mexico (known as New Spain at the time). Many Spanish Catholics of Moorish or Jewish origin found it expedient to flee to the New World to ...
Plot: inquisition, sex, prison, fear, rape, religious persecution, burned at the stake, torture, jewish, spanish inquisition
Time: 1500s, 16th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Bloody Nitrate (1969)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Chile
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Chilean soldiers try to survive in the desert after they are attacked by Peruvian troops. The 17 survivors are held together by the Captain (Hector Duvauchelle). The Lieutenant (Jaime Vadell) is a civilian attorney who clashes with the Captain as he ...
Plot: lieutenant, marching, disobeying orders, soldier, sand, order, obedience, troops, history of chile, latin american history, squad, militia ...
Time: 1880s, 19th century
Place: south america, bolivia, chile, peru
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Sweet Country (1987)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Greece, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: An American couple in Chile is drawn into the turmoil that followed President Salvador Allende's 1973 overthrow.
Plot: arrest, coup d'etat, military coup, socialism, female nudity, humiliation, death, coup, blackmail, military, assassin, dictatorship ...
Place: chile, santiago chile, santiago de chile
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1900 (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 317 min.
Story: Set in Bertolucci's ancestral region of Emilia, the film chronicles the lives of two men during the political turmoils that took place in Italy in the first half on the 20th century.
Style: epic, thought provoking, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: fascism, friendship, politics, male nudity, countryside, execution, idealism, italian history, child molester, social differences, political unrest, fall in love ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 1920s, 1930s ...
Place: italy, europe, france, paris france
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The Conquest of Chile (1971)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Chile, Italy, Spain, Peru
Duration: 100 min.
Story: La Araucana is a Chilean film based on an epic poem in Spanish about the Spanish conquest of Chile, by Alonso de Ercilla; it is also known in English as The Araucaniad. It is considered the national epic of the Kingdom of Chile and one of the most ...
Style: epic
Plot: conqueror, conquistador, colonization, history of chile, indigenous, battles, latin american history, native american, waterfall, battle, conquering
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Maria Graham: Diary of a Residence in Chile (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Chile, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A true story of passion and political intrigue in early nineteenth century Chile, based on the memoirs of the intrepid travel writer, Maria Graham.
Plot: female director, latin american history, history of chile, ship, diary
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Place: chile
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The violence and high drama of this film is taken directly from recent Polish history. On December 13, 1981 national security forces swoop down on unsuspecting workers of the Wujek mine and arrest a Solidarity leader. Pushed to the limits, the ...
Plot: massacre, coal mine, solidarity, militia, riot, martial law, protest, communism, army, miner, tank
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Duration: 73 min.
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Plot: execution, politics, love, class struggle, murder
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Genre: Drama, History
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Duration: 156 min.
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Style: contemplative, thought provoking, realistic, serious
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Inspection of the Crime Scene 1901 (1980)
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Duration: 86 min.
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Plot: school, classroom, arrest, oppression, suffering, blackmail, school teacher, protest, prayer, beating, lesson, trial ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: prussia
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Mother (1990)
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Country: Soviet Union, Italy
Duration: 200 min.
Story: The social ferment in late 19th century Russia which led to the 1917 Russian Revolution is movingly portrayed in this lengthy historical drama, which is very faithful to the 1907 novel The Mother by the celebrated Marxist writer Maxim Gorky ...
Plot: death, drinking, drunkenness, small town, politics, drink, friend, railway station, friendship, jail, revolution, assassin ...
Place: siberia, ussr, russia
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 58 min.
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Plot: drinking, drinking alcohol, historical event, rapier, atrocity, massacre, sword, kilt, deadline, musket, murder, battles ...
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Duration: 112 min.
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