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And All That Jazz (1983)
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And All That Jazz (1983)
Original name: Był Jazz
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Poland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Set in 1952, film tells the story of young musicians playing - then forbidden - jazz music in basements and attics around Poland. The group hires itself to social parties, youth dances, etc, each time waiting for the management to disappear in order to shift gears to hot music. The crowd either loves it or does not know what to do. Occasionally they are harassed by the police.
Plot: josef stalin, jazz, university, exile, communism, teenage boy, propaganda, radio station, concert, protest, jazz band
Time: 50s, 1950s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and touching films with plots about musician, musician's life, artists and showbiz, jazz, concert, music and ambition mostly in Drama and Music genres. Some movies like And All That Jazz: Wielki bieg (1981), That'll Be the Day (1973), 'Round Midnight (1986), Whiplash (2014), Charly og Steffen (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Wielki bieg (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Set in 1952, the story follows events around the "Peace Run", a propaganda 3-day marathon for peace. The winner is to be presented with a new motorcycle by the country's president. Chief organizer is a ruthless manipulator who will ...
Plot: stalinism, communist propaganda, communism, shower, president, male nudity, letter, political activist, race
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Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: intellectual
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Time: 1950s, 50s
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That'll Be the Day (1973)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
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Style: sincere, gloomy, serious, realistic
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Time: 50s, 1950s
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Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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'Round Midnight (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA, France
Duration: 133 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Charly og Steffen (1979)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Denmark
Duration: 83 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: friendship, mother, shower, male nudity, pubic hair, teenage boy
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Duration: 109 min.
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Duration: 89 min.
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Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 84 min.
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Genre: Drama, Music
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Duration: 92 min.
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Genre: Drama, Music
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Duration: 98 min.
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