Movies like Betrayal 1993

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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, prison, male female relationship, journalist, betrayal, marriage, democracy, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, friend, exploitation, death of friend, release from prison, police inspector, poetry, port, anti communist, defection, mother son relationship
Time: 1940s, 1960s
Place: bucharest, romania, paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and compassionate films with plots about communism, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, communist, politics, arrest and death mostly in Drama, History and Biography genres. Some movies like Betrayal: Look Ahead with Anger (1993), The Unburied Man (2004), The Column (1968), 1900 (1976), Mother (1990). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, unemployment, factory, labor strike, factory worker, brother sister relationship, greek, tragic event, destruction of property, vandalism, street gang, bar ...
Place: romania, bucharest
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95%
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: husband wife relationship, doctor, disease, hate, gallows, speech, rat, rain, hanging, terror, stalinism, suppression ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century
Place: central europe, budapest, romania, soviet union, hungary ...
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61%
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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: betrayal, battle, suicide, temple, sword, male female relationship, construction, ancient rome, roman soldier
Place: romania
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56%
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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, execution, death, friendship, social differences, idealism, resistance, catholicism, ambition, society ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s, 30s ...
Place: italy, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: death, drinking, death of mother, czar, speech, friend, drink, friendship, father son relationship, assassin, revolution, russian history ...
Place: russia, siberia, ussr
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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, socialism, money problems, communism, worker, working class, child birth, best friend, factory, forest, punishment, philosopher ...
Place: paris france, brussels belgium, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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: democracy, communism, historical event, military dictatorship, anti communist, interrogation, cover up, torture, political corruption, police brutality
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, thought provoking, realistic
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 ⇓
42%
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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: marriage, parent child relationship, communism, oppression, russian soldier, summer, nomad, tent, fishing, ritual, reindeer, nature ...
Time: 20th century
Place: siberia, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, astronaut, nasa, astronomy
Time: 1960s
Place: oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 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, czech history, european history, communism, sculptor, suicide, communist, statue, memorial, moral dilemma, husband wife relationship, monument ...
Time: 1950s
Place: prague, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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, school, boy, christmas, grandfather grandson relationship, grandmother grandson relationship, cold war era
Time: year 1967, year 1968, 1960s
Place: czechoslovakia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.1
 2K
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, art, painting, legal system, artist, life, community, chance, rejection, censorship, resistance, painter ...
Time: 50s
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 4.0
 188
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, new year's eve, world war one, assassination, socialist, nationalism, communism, bourgeoisie, demonstration, czar, russian empire, male female relationship ...
Time: year 1917, 1900s, 1910s, 1890s
Place: soviet union, finland, saint petersburg, russia, helsinki finland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: propaganda, neighbor, classmate, education, child's point of view, limp, sadist, teacher student relationship, police, sex, indoctrination, ideology ...
Time: 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 155
Canary Season (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 128 min.
Story: It's 1980. Malin is fatherless, angry, and in trouble. At 20, he's spent a year in jail for assaulting a lover of Lily, his mother. In her desk he finds a soldier's photograph and assumes he's found his father. He confronts the ...
Plot: torture, rape, love, brutality, communism, canary, army, totalitarianism, communist, socialism, labor camp, mother son reunion ...
Time: 1960s
Place: bulgaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, politics, nanny, feminism, radical, greek, abortion, immigrants, idealism, rebelliousness, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Place: europe, france, chile, spain, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: riot, army, tank, protest, communism, martial law, miner, massacre, solidarity, coal mine
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: beach, palace, sacrifice, travel, priest, water, earring, adultery, desert, justice, taxi, elderly ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, guilty conscience, german soldier, genocide, war criminal, mansion, shipyard, torture, world war two, father son relationship, flashback, nazi ...
Time: 1960s
Place: hamburg germany, soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, religious icon, mysterious stranger, religious fanatic, irony, priest, injury, back from the dead, parable, school play, politics, fire ...
Time: 1940s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, destructive relationship, romance, love affair, royal family, love and romance, state affairs, unfulfillment ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
See You Tomorrow (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: No overview found
Plot: mother daughter relationship, friendship, boy, father son relationship, classmate, apartment, mortality, park bench, acupuncture, dying, husband wife relationship, friend ...
Time: 1960s
Place: paris france, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, disturbing, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: boarding school life, beating, poetry, reformatory, discipline, dedicated educator, juvenile delinquency, orphan, gory, clergy, school, human spirit ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: ireland, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, fascism, communism, red army, suicide, torture, world war two, arrest, resistance, glory, propaganda
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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, sentimental, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: love triangle, armenian genocide, journalist, medical student, genocide, mass murder, tragic love, forced marriage, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love affair, family relations, running for your life ...
Time: 1910s
Place: ottoman empire, istanbul turkey, turkey, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Beginning of an Unknown Era (1967)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Soviet Union, Ukraine
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: cow, communism, locomotive, russian revolution, furnace, drought, soldier, civil war, rain, head bashed in, water, motorcycle ...
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 132
Fever (1981)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The film is set in 1905, in a time of feverish revolutionary underground activity in Poland partitioned between three neighbours. All the characters are committed anarchists. The bomb maker puts an invention together to place it at the disposal of ...
Plot: revolt, terrorism, male female relationship, mental breakdown, tragic event, undercover, police, prison, corruption, violence, politics
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
 633
General Nil (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Generał Nil is a Polish historical film, based on the life of general Emil August Fieldorf, pseudonym "Nil". The film was directed by Ryszard Bugajski and was released in 2009.
Plot: stalinism, army general, imprisonment, secret service, moral dilemma, death sentence, assassination, hanged man, arrest, interrogation, prison, post war ...
Time: 1950s, 1940s
Place: siberia, poland
⇓ 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, gloomy, realistic, 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 ⇓
30%
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