Movies like Special Treatment 1980

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Special Treatment (1980)
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Special Treatment (1980)
Original name: Посебан третман
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dr. Ilic works in the hospital for compulsory treatment of alcoholics. By conducting his own "special treatment" through physical exercises, apple eating, the healing effects of listening to Wagner's music and psychodrama, a group of six patients have been taken to visit the brewery where there is a problem of alcoholism in the workplace.
Plot: alcohol abuse, sex, travel, musician, train, blonde, alcoholic, seduction, villain, doctor, hotel, hospital, family relations, old man, single father, actor, mental illness, tyrant, city, beer, father son relationship, stuttering, drunkenness, night, totalitarianism ...

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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: atmospheric, parody, surreal, not serious, realistic ...
Plot: parents and children, crematorium, cemetery, murder, family business, mafia, small town, grave digger, funeral, fall in love, corporate world, pianist ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: balkan, serbia, former yugoslavia, europe
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Balkan Spy (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Balkanski špijun is a 1984 Yugoslav comedy/drama. Ilija Čvorović, a former Stalinist who spent several years in a prison on Goli otok, is contacted by the police to routinely answer questions about his tenant, Petar Markov Jakovljević, a ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, thought provoking, humorous, disturbing
Plot: spy, paranoia, espionage, cold war, conspiracy, josef stalin, communism, satire, hostage situation, stalinism, state affairs, amateur detective ...
Time: year 1984, 50s
Place: balkan, former yugoslavia, europe, belgrade
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The Elusive Summer of '68 (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: For the young man who lives in Serbian province town, the maturing coincides with the turbulent political events of the year 1968.
Style: parody, realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous ...
Plot: fall in love, summer, traumatic childhood, family relations, revolution, coming of age, chaos and mayhem, political unrest, teenage life, romance, love and romance, state affairs ...
Time: year 1968, year 1984, 60s, 20th century
Place: former yugoslavia, europe, serbia, czechoslovakia, prague ...
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The Days on Earth Are Flowing (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A profoundly empathetic, unpretentious and droll account of a how a swarthy, Hemingway-like sailor upends the droning routines of a nursing home when he checks himself in. Though his subtle interactions with the other residents – including his ...
Plot: retirement home, brawl, death, artist, singer, roommate, party, family relations, new year's eve party, old man, old woman, heart attack ...
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Who Has Seen the Wind (1977)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The coming-of-age of adolescent Brian O'Connal in small town Depression-era Saskatchewan is told. The son of the local pharmacist Gerald O'Connal, Brian is in many ways a typical boy, who dislikes school if only because of his run-ins with ...
Plot: visit, city, railway, retiring, dog, rain, death of father, lie, great depression, horse, husband wife relationship, horse riding ...
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The Tragic Burlesque (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In a way of protesting for inhuman living conditions and the shortage of medications caused by the disintegration of Yugoslavia and its sanctions, a doctor in a hospital decides to close his clinic for mental illness. His wish is to return the ...
Plot: bosnian war, male female relationship, wedding, doctor, love, father son relationship, marriage, husband wife relationship, mental institution, old man, old woman, farce ...
Place: serbia, belgrade
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 98 min.
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Plot: funeral, newspaper, fire, homeless man, brother, hypochondriac, mother, sea, bus, health, father, tragedy ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The younger son of a working-class Jewish family in Montreal, Duddy Kravitz yearns to make a name for himself in society. This film chronicles his short and dubious rise to power, as well as his changing relationships with family and friends. Along ...
Style: sad, cynical, biting, semi serious, realistic ...
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Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: canada
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 92 min.
Story: A writer gets into a rehab where he meets a lot of successful men who destroyed their lives with alcohol.
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Plot: alcoholic, addiction, drunkenness, doctor, group therapy, friendship, therapy, female doctor, drunken man, alcohol abuse, rehabilitation, marathon ...
Place: europe, prague, central europe
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Another Round (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands
Duration: 117 min.
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Style: unusual plot structure, funny, ironic, semi serious, captivating ...
Plot: experiment, friendship, teacher, alcohol abuse, drunkenness, group of friends, dancing, restaurant, marriage, experiment gone awry, teacher student relationship, binge drinking ...
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Why Shoot the Teacher? (1977)
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Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: It's the winter of 1935 and Max Brown is newly arrived in Willowgreen, Saskatchewan - a rural Canadian prairie town - on his first teaching job in a one room schoolhouse. He quickly realizes that this is not his dream situation: the winter is ...
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Dimboola (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Dimboola follows the interaction of various characters at a country wedding reception.
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Plot: veterinarian, sheep, outback, brother brother relationship, countryside, australian, tractor, firefighting, alcohol abuse, bureaucrat, brother brother conflict, family relations ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Denmark
Duration: 71 min.
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Place: england, london
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Duration: 90 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
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The Bug Killer (1971)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 66 min.
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Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
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Country: UK
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Style: sexy, realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
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Duration: 111 min.
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Style: disturbing, cynical, emotional, melancholic, stylized ...
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Duration: 110 min.
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Style: talky, witty, realistic, humorous, sincere ...
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
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Duration: 101 min.
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Style: humorous, captivating, light, feel good, realistic ...
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Hippocrates (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Benjamin is meant to be a great doctor, he’s certain of it. But his first experience as a junior doctor in the hospital ward where his father works doesn’t turn out the way he hoped it would. Responsibility is overwhelming, his father is all but ...
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, captivating, humorous ...
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The Automatic Hate (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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