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Betrayal (1993)
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Betrayal (1993)
Original name: A trăda, Trahir
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Switzerland, Spain, Romania
Duration: 103 min.
Plot: communism, artist, defection, democracy, anti communist, port, poetry, police inspector, release from prison, death of friend, exploitation, journalist, betrayal, prison, friend, marriage, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, mother son relationship
Time: 1960s, 1940s
Place: bucharest, romania, paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, thought provoking and compassionate films with plots about communism, politics, father son relationship, communist, suicide, revolution and arrest mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Betrayal: Look Ahead with Anger (1993), The Unburied Man (2004), Afterimage (2016), Time of Miracles (1989), Hostage (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Look Ahead with Anger (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After the revolution of December 1989, Romania is in full transition. Incertainty and chaos have followed Ceausescu's downfall. Fane, a worker in a wharf on the river Danube, is a former dissident who was in involved in politically motivated ...
Plot: communism, friend, bar, friendship, prison, prostitute, father son relationship, economics, teenage girl, fired from the job, father daughter relationship, street gang ...
Place: romania, bucharest
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The Unburied Man (2004)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Hungary, Slovakia, Poland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: One of the doyennes of Hungarian film deals with a dark period of national history: the Soviet regime in Hungary. She portrays it through the fate of the former prime minister and national hero, Imre Nagy. The script is based on the diary written by ...
Plot: suppression, rat, doctor, husband wife relationship, speech, rain, interrogation, torture, terror, execution, hanging, hate ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century
Place: italy, budapest, central europe, romania, hungary ...
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59%
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Afterimage (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In 1945, as Stalin sets his hands over Poland, famous painter Wladislaw Strzeminski refuses to compromise on his art with the doctrines of social realism. Persecuted, expelled from his chair at the University, he's eventually erased from the ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: communism, painting, art, resistance, rejection, chance, censorship, life, community, artist, legal system, painter ...
Time: 50s
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Time of Miracles (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: September 1945. The new communist authorities go into the church, hang the flag of the Party and paint over the old frescoes, but each time the frescoes miraculously return. A stranger comes to town and works miracles; the townsfolk are convinced he ...
Plot: communism, fire, politics, priest, teacher, painting, religion, church, village, irony, school play, religious icon ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.4
 92
Hostage (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Tragicomic family film about the world of children heroes - particularly the son of a local communist officer and his friend, a little hostage of the regime, whose parents emigrated to the West, few years before "Prague Spring" and the ...
Plot: communism, boy, school, christmas, grandfather grandson relationship, grandmother grandson relationship, cold war era
Time: year 1968, year 1967, 1960s
Place: czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 19K
1900 (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 245 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, stylized, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: fascism, politics, communism, death, execution, friendship, social differences, idealism, resistance, catholicism, ambition, society ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: italy, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 107
Mother (1990)
Genre: Drama, History
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: drinking, death, death of mother, smuggling, arrest, revolution, assassin, death of husband, jail, suicide, czar, russian history ...
Place: russia, siberia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
1987: When the Day Comes (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In 1987 Korea, under an oppressive military regime, a college student gets killed during a police interrogation involving torture. Government of officials are quick to cover up the death and order the body to be cremated. A prosecutor who is ...
Plot: historical event, communism, democracy, military dictatorship, anti communist, political corruption, cover up, interrogation, torture, police brutality
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Seven Songs from the Tundra (2000)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Finland
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Finland's submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2000
Style: based on true events
Plot: parent child relationship, oppression, mosquito, folk song, indigenous people, statue, ideology, culture clash, arranged marriage, native, socialism, summer ...
Time: 20th century
Place: soviet union, siberia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
 261
Shivers (1981)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Set in the early 1950's, during the Stalin's Personality Cult. The story opens in a provincial town. Tomek's father, a former member of the Home Army is arrested so the mother is left with the task of raising two kids alone. The ...
Plot: communism, brainwashing, ideology, child's point of view, classmate, stalinism, death of boy, polish, dictatorship, political prisoner, scout, josef stalin ...
Time: 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Death as a Slice of Bread (1994)
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, miner, protest, martial law, communism, solidarity, coal mine, tank, army, riot
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 163K
The Promise (2016)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Spain, USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, a love triangle develops between Mikael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated artist Ana, and Chris, a renowned American journalist based in Paris.
Style: factual, heartbreaking, suspenseful, sentimental, rough ...
Plot: love triangle, journalist, armenian genocide, genocide, medical student, mass murder, tragic love, forced marriage, love affair, family relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, running for your life ...
Time: 1910s
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Beginning of an Unknown Era (1967)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Two young directors adapted the short stories of two Russian authors whose works had been banned for decades, and so their film ended up in the censor’s vault as well – for twenty years. Both tales look back to the post-revolutionary era, and ...
Plot: civil war, criminal gang, motorcycle, water, head bashed in, train, soldier, rain, bolshevik, russian civil war, communism, drought ...
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.5
 3K
Man of Iron (1981)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 156 min.
Story: In Warsaw in 1980, the Communist Party sends Winkel, a weak, alcoholic TV hack, to Gdansk to dig up dirt on the shipyard strikers, particularly on Maciek Tomczyk, an articulate worker whose father was killed in the December 1970 protests. Posing as ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: strike, working class, political corruption, political unrest, fighting the system, rebellion, society, state affairs, life is a bitch, journalism, idealism, rebelliousness ...
Time: 80s, 1960s
Place: poland, europe, seaport
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Song for a Raggy Boy (2003)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Ireland, UK, Denmark, Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: William Franklin is a teacher who was born in Ireland and moved to the United States only to repatriate in 1939 after his leftist political views cause him to lose his job. Franklin becomes the first non-cleric instructor at St. Jude's, a ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking
Plot: boarding school life, dedicated educator, juvenile delinquency, orphan, poetry, discipline, reformatory, beating, gory, clergy, school, human spirit ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: ireland, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Eternal Road (2017)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Finland, Estonia, Sweden
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on true events an epic story of one man's struggle for survival. Jussi Ketola, returns to Finland from the great depression struck America only to face growing political unrest. One summer night of 1930, nationalist thugs violently abduct ...
Plot: great depression, kolkhoz, farm, baseball, execution, violence, fear, torture, shot to death, interrogation, kidnapping, mass murder ...
Time: 1930s
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Blame it on Fidel (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A 9-year-old girl weathers big changes in her household as her parents become radical political activists in 1970-71 Paris.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, politics, nanny, feminism, radical, greek, abortion, immigrants, idealism, rebelliousness, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Place: europe, france, cuba, paris france, spain ...
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The Young Karl Marx (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: 26 year-old Karl Marx embarks with his wife, Jenny, on the road to exile. In 1844 in Paris, he meets Friedrich Engels, an industrialist’s son, who has been investigating the sordid birth of the British working class. Engels, the dandy, provides ...
Plot: poverty, child birth, factory owner, big breasts, worker, father son conflict, socialism, redheaded woman, philosopher, communism, money problems, working class ...
Place: paris france, brussels belgium, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Astronot (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: It was 1969 and America was embarking on the biggest adventure known to man - a voyage to the moon. Daniel too was pursuing the unknown; leaving the path of isolation he had traveled for so many years to embrace the love of another. The only ...
Plot: moon landing, loner, father son relationship, nasa, astronaut, astronomy
Time: 1960s
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 8.0
 508
The Column (1968)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Romania, West Germany
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The Roman Emperor Trajan has just murdered all the local men of Dacia and holds a military stronghold in what will later become Rumania. He places a Roman centurion in his place to occupy his latest conquest. After lopping off the head of the Dacian ...
Plot: construction, roman soldier, ancient rome, sword, suicide, temple, battle, betrayal
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.0
 183
Trust (1976)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Finland, Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Film is based on the facts of history about the declaration of independence of the Republic of Finland from Russia. The Grand Duchy of Finland was an autonomous part of the Russian Empire until 1917, when the Russian revolution caused the fall of ...
Plot: bolshevik, independence, world war one, new year's eve, assassination, revolution, flashback, trust, politician, politics, socialist, communism ...
Time: year 1917, 1900s, 1890s, 1910s
Place: germany, soviet union, finland, siberia, helsinki finland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.8
 21
Monstrum (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Movie about a sculptor Otakar Svec who is building a statue of Stalin in Prague.
Plot: retro, communist, moral dilemma, statue, memorial, communism, sculptor, european history, artist, husband wife relationship, suicide, monument ...
Time: 1950s
Place: prague, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 4K
Scandal (1989)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him. He serves as friend and mentor, and through his contacts and parties she and her friend meet and date members of the Conservative Party. ...
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Plot: scandal, sex scandal, political corruption, betrayal, politics, rise and fall, member of parliament, social differences, social decay, dishonesty, society, state affairs ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s
Place: england, europe, california, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Condemned of Altona (1962)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A dying German magnate invites his youngest son and daughter-in-law home to discuss the future of the family's shipbuilding empire. There, the daughter-in-law stumbles upon a secret of the family's Nazi past.
Plot: wealth, shipyard, guilty conscience, german soldier, brother sister relationship, nazi, drug addiction, war criminal, genocide, terminal illness, mansion, world war two ...
Time: 1960s
Place: hamburg germany, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
St. Michael Had a Rooster (1972)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Sentenced to life imprisonment for illegal activities, Italian International member Giulio Manieri holds on to his political ideals while struggling against madness in the loneliness of his prison cell.
Style: serious, realistic, gloomy, thought provoking
Plot: revolution, politics, human spirit, self discovery, political unrest, prison, prison life, rebellion, society, state affairs, introspection, moral dilemma ...
Time: 19th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Walking, Walking (1983)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 171 min.
Story: Italian maestro Ermanno Olmi tells the tale of the journey of the Magi in this lyrical odyssey. The film focuses on a wise man who interprets his sighting of a comet streaking through the sky as a spiritual message. Joined by two associates, ...
Style: fairy tale
Plot: astrologer, non professional cast, pilgrim, money, dog, friendship, wedding, marriage, food, eating, fog, book ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 8.0
 14
Red Scarf (1964)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: South Korea
Duration: 100 min.
Story: South Korean Air Force pilots engage in perilous missions against Communist North Koreans during the Korean War.
Plot: war, communism, year 1952, camaraderie, korean war, mountain, fighter pilot, bridge, rescue, patriotism, war widow, air force
Time: 1950s
Place: south korea, korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
It Happened on This Very Day (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Belgrade in 1963. In a yard surrounded by buildings, a group of young people of different backgrounds and social status, but of similar views about love and self-affirmation, spend their time together. Their friendship is dyed with various events ...
Plot: stalinism, communism, milkman, parade, high school, youth
Time: 1960s
Place: belgrade, yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Antony and Cleopatra (1972)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, Spain, Switzerland
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Adaptation of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, a historical drama that attempts to bring an epic visual style to the Bard's original stage play. The story concerns Marc Antony's attempts to rule Rome while maintaining a ...
Style: epic, serious, captivating, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: tragic love, femme fatale, rise and fall, cleopatra, shakespeare, romance, destructive relationship, love affair, royal family, love and romance, state affairs, unfulfillment ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Portrait of the Fighter as a Young Man (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Country: Romania
Duration: 163 min.
Story: When the Soviet Army marched into Romania in 1944, a part of the Romanian population went “into the mountains” – a diverse assortment of nationalists and fascists, liberals, apolitical farmers and members of the middle-class, who were affected ...
Plot: anti communist, propaganda, world war two, torture, glory, resistance, arrest, suicide, red army, communism, fascism
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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