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When the Dead Start Singing (1998)
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When the Dead Start Singing (1998)
Original name: Kad mrtvi zapjevaju
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Croatia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: At the beginning of 1990s, two Croatian emigrants, economically minded Cinco and politically minded Marinko, arrive in Croatia from Germany, homesick for their families and hometowns. In order to get a German pension, Cinco pretends to be dead and travels in a coffin. Soon, Marinko joins him because he is running away from an old agent of the Yugoslav State Security Service. On their trip in a motor hearse, Cinco and Marinko face many adventures, which culminate when they are stopped at Serbian barricades close to their destination.
Style: neo screwball comedy
Plot: journey, friendship, politics, family relations, cemetery, coffee, casket, satire, turk, getting home, corpse, immigrants, friend, scam, secret police, husband wife relationship, coffin, absurdism, tragic event, death certificate, war ruins, turkish, organ harvesting, pretending to be dead
Time: year 1991
Place: berlin germany, croatia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and suspense films with plots about satire, family relations, husband wife relationship, friendship, politics, death and friend mostly in Comedy, Drama and War genres. Some movies like When the Dead Start Singing: Leaving (2011), The Bull (1994), Beautiful People (1999), The Priest's Children (2013), War Live (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Leaving (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A bitter sweet comedy that follows a highly appointed Chancellor who set to step down from his position after years of service to his country. With just two last days left to enjoy his palatial villa before he is finally evicted, his situation ...
Style: allegory
Plot: garden, journalist, politician, butler, absurdism, secretary, husband wife relationship, chancellor, satire, politics, retirement
Place: central europe
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The Bull (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Franco, after being fired from his job decides, as compensation for the damage, to steal a bull from his former company.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: bull, fired from the job, husband wife relationship, farm, food, unemployment, thief, employer employee relationship, animal, dignity, friendship, railway station ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: hungary, italy, croatia
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Beautiful People (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In London, during October 1993, England is playing Holland in the preliminaries of the World Cup. The Bosnian War is at its height, and refugees from the ex-Yugoslavia are arriving. Football rivals, and political adversaries from the Balkans all ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, talky, sad ...
Plot: chase, immigrants, bosnian war, refugee, politics, culture clash, working class, opposites attract, civil war, wartime, war, british ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: england, london, serbia, croatia, europe ...
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The Priest's Children (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Don Fabijan is a young priest who comes to serve on an unnamed small island in the Adriatic. In order to help increase birth rate on the island, he decides to pierce condoms before they are sold. He therefore teams up with the newsagent Petar and ...
Style: realistic, suspense, humorous, semi serious, tragicomedy ...
Plot: satire, pregnancy, priest, unwanted pregnancy, village life, clergy, religions or cults, mediterranean, disorder, social relations, society, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: croatia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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War Live (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Belgrade, 1999. Producer Sergei and his film crew are in a disastrous situation - the film they're making is under threat - there's no money, the crew are dissatisfied - and NATO bombing is just around the corner. Then a member of the ...
Plot: security guard, satire, improv, filmmaking, money, american flag, air attack, politics, actress, balkan war, aerial bombardment, husband wife relationship ...
Time: year 1999
Place: athens greece
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78%
Last Flag Flying (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Thirty years after serving together in the Vietnam War, Larry "Doc" Shepherd, Sal Nealon and the Rev. Richard Mueller reunite for a different type of mission: to bury Doc's son, a young Marine killed in Iraq. Forgoing burial at ...
Style: road movie, thought provoking, touching, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: iraq war, u.s. marine, friendship, preacher, grief, church, father son relationship, vietnam war, loss of son, ex soldier, anti war, drinking alcohol ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Farewell My Darling (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When old Mr. Park dies, his first son Chan-Wu, a film director, and his troublesome daughter Mi-Seon hurriedly come back to their rural hometown, and third son Chan-Se comes back to Korea from America. As the quiet country village gets busy ...
Plot: orphan, husband wife relationship, village, family relations, getting home, autobiography, countryside, mourning, satire, tradition, cafe, korean ...
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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Sallah (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Sallah Shabati, the patriarch of the big family recently arrived to Israel from Yemen, tries to make money and get better housing, in a country that can barely provide for its own and is in the midst of absorbing hundreds of thousands of Jewish ...
Style: suspense, biting, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: immigrants, satire, family relations, family life, rebellion, society, fighting the system, jewish, poor, desert, cigarette smoking, father ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: israel
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Kral Ubu (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A cruel picture of the ways in which human beings acquire power and then cling to it. The story of Father Ubu, an idiot who climbs over the bodies of the dead to his royal post, is presented with a touch of the grotesque where naive comic elements ...
Style: dark humor, allegory, psychotronic
Plot: manipulative woman, absurd humor, coup d'etat, corruption, political satire, absurdism, assassination, royal family, sexual manipulation, urban fantasy, abuse of power, king ...
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68%
The Marathon Family (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The Topalovic family has been in the burial business for generations. When the old (150 yrs old) Pantelija dies, five generations of his heirs start to fight for the inheritance.
Style: witty, sincere, humorous, realistic, not serious ...
Plot: family business, murder, cemetery, parents and children, family relations, fall in love, farce, workplace, pianist, corporate world, crematorium, small town ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, serbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Underground (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, France, Germany, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, UK, USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: Black marketeers Marko and Blacky manufacture and sell weapons to the Communist resistance in WWII Belgrade, living the good life along the way. Marko's surreal duplicity propels him up the ranks of the Communist Party, and he eventually ...
Style: cynical, surreal, satirical, biting, absurd ...
Plot: world war two, freedom, lie, society, ambition, weapons, nazi, resistance, communism, hiding place, revolution, basement ...
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64%
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Hezarpa (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Iran
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The thief accidentally notices the secret of a girl and tries to exploit this position ....
Style: humorous, suspense, tense, captivating, entertaining
Plot: escapades, crimes, friendship, dishonesty, danger, crime, disorder, adventure, chase, family relations, society, ambition ...
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Mein Führer: The Truly Truest Truth About Adolf Hitler (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Hitler no longer believes in himself, and can barely see himself as an equal to even his sheep dog. But to seize the helm of the war he would have to create one of his famous fiery speeches to mobilize the masses. Goebbels therefore brings a Jewish ...
Style: dark humor, realistic, disturbing, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: world war two, hitler, satire, farce, assassination attempt, head of state, war, politics, wartime life, downfall, state affairs, political conspiracy ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Switzerland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: realistic, semi serious, surreal, humorous
Plot: satire, family relations, journalism, obsession, parents and children, midlife crisis, photographer, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, rainstorm, absurdism, pigeon ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
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Duration: 80 min.
Story: During a war in an imaginary country, unscrupulous soldiers recruit poor farmers with promises of an easy and happy life. Two of these farmers write to their wives of their exploits.
Style: disturbing, offbeat, bleak, semi serious, serious ...
Plot: anti war, satire, new wave, military, battles, down on your luck, military life, betrayal, life is a bitch, war, soldier, imaginary ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, middle east, africa, egypt, usa ...
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Clouds of May (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 130 min.
Story: This is a movie within a movie, about a director, Muzaffer, who goes back to his hometown to make a film using a cast of local people (based on the director Ceylan's first feature, Kasaba). While Muzaffer is around, his mother complains about ...
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No Man's Land (2001)
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Duration: 98 min.
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Style: thought provoking, bleak, sentimental, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: un, anti war, politics, survival, soldier, bomb, human nature, dishonesty, military, satire, military life, intrigue ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1993
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On War (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Bertrand (Mathieu Amalric), a film director, is conducting research for his latest film, and asks a funeral director if he can stay back at his funeral parlour after the close of business. Bertrand cannot resist getting into a coffin, and ...
Plot: snail, cemetery, drawing, cult, forest, surrealism, skinny dipping, community, blood, death, rifle, male nudity ...
Place: paris france
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48%
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Funny Dirty Little War (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Argentina
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A small revolution breaks out in a small Argentine town, as one group of Peronists calls they newly elected peronist a communist. The newly elected official enlists the aid of allies ranging from the town drunk to young peronists to help hold his ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, suspenseful, witty, humorous ...
Plot: politics, farce, village, hostage, confined, state affairs, war, crimes, dishonesty, political unrest, village life, small town ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Die Beautiful (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Trisha, a Filipino transgender woman, suddenly dies while being crowned in a beauty pageant. Her last wish was to be presented as a different celebrity on each night of her wake.
Style: lgbt cinema
Plot: funeral, female impersonator, makeover, beauty pageant, family relations, friendship, lgbt, death, trans woman, gay interest, impersonation, transsexual ...
Place: the philippines
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46%
C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Through the eyes of a British "documentary", this film takes a satirically humorous, and sometimes frightening, look at the history of an America where the South won the Civil War.
Style: clever, educational film, satirical, disturbing, humorous ...
Plot: american civil war, racism, politics, interracial relations, journalism, society, injustice, political unrest, discrimination, alternate reality, slavery, civil war ...
Time: year 1912, 1930s
Place: canada, montreal quebec, san francisco, new york, south america ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Boys (1962)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Finland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Continuation War started in Summer 1941, German soldiers arrived to Oulu. With their charm they conquered women and town boys. Finnish boys communicated with them on many levels: had trades, worked as interpreters, rotated business, spied on ...
Plot: world war two, children in wartime, childhood, funeral, group of friends, following someone, underage drinking, nazi soldier, friendship, rivalry, patriotism, bomb ...
Time: 1940s
Place: finland
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43%
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O'Hara's Wife (1982)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Workaholic attorney Bob O'Hara (Asner) is devastated when his wife (Hartley) dies suddenly. She returns to "haunt" him, however, (a la "Topper") and her mission is to persuade him to slow down, watch his own health, and ...
Plot: family relations, hospital, cemetery, jail, ghost, husband wife relationship, life support, workaholic
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42%
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Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A bombardier in World War II tries desperately to escape the insanity of the war. However, sometimes insanity is the only sane way to cope with a crazy situation. Catch-22 is a parody of a "military mentality" and of a bureaucratic society ...
Style: surreal, psychological, clever, suspense, biting ...
Plot: world war two, satire, anti war, military, soldier, military hospital, bomber, island, war, rebellion, anti hero, anti heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1944, 70s
Place: italy, alexandria egypt, rome italy, mediterranean sea, sweden ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Wrong Side Up (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man who deals with parcels at an airport cargo company finds that he likes planes more than people.
Plot: love of one's life, insanity, employer employee relationship, airplane, awkward situation, old woman, neighbor neighbor relationship, neighbor, husband wife relationship, watching sex, absurdism, eccentricity ...
Place: central europe
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Guantanamera (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Cuba, Spain, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
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Style: dark humor, semi serious, humorous, offbeat, road movie ...
Plot: satire, romance, politics, love and romance, obsessive quest, couples, family relations, friends, couple relations, human nature, on the road, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: cuba, latin america, spain, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Oak (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Romania
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A description of Romania before Ceausescu's downfall, through the story of Nela. Daughter of a former colonel of the Securitate, the romanian political police. She refused to become as her sister, an agent of this Securitate, and lives with her ...
Style: gloomy, atmospheric, dark humor, semi serious, suspense ...
Plot: politics, society, state affairs, family relations, totalitarianism, on the road, siblings relations, chaos and mayhem, self discovery, parents and children, communist party, surgeon ...
Time: 80s
Place: romania, europe
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40%
The Gilded Cage (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In the beautiful area of ​​Paris, Maria and José Ribeiro lived for almost thirty years on the ground floor of a Haussmann building, in their dear little lodge.
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic
Plot: nothing goes right, family problems, family life, homecoming, inheritance, getting home, society, couple relations, friendship, couples, disorder, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 6K
The Witness (1969)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Hungary
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Known as the best satire about communism, banned for over a decade in Hungary. 'The Witness' has become a cult classic, well received by critics and general audiences when it was finally released outside of Hungary. 'The Witness' ...
Style: dark humor, cult film, suspense, thought provoking, cynical ...
Plot: satire, socialism, fascist, amusement park, pig, political satire, ice cream, flood, secret door, cemetery, minister, absurdism ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: hungary, budapest, europe, budapest hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
A Room for Romeo Brass (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, disturbing
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