Movies like Cirqo

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Cirqo (2013)
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Cirqo (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two prisoners escape execution by the police and become successful circus clowns in Pinochet's Chile.
Plot: clown, escaped prisoner, circus, military dictatorship
Time: 70s
Place: chile

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and atmospheric films with plots about circus, military dictatorship, female nudity, history of chile, flashback, dictatorship and operation condor mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Cirqo: Mela (1980), Night Over Chile (1977), The Penal Colony (1970), He Hated Pigeons (2015), Julio Begins in July (1979). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mela (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Govindan Kutty (Raghu) is a clown who works in the circus. He comes to his village looking for a bride. Sharada (Anjali Naidu) is impressed by his charms and seemingly rich lifestyle and agrees to marry him. When they reach back the circus after ...
Plot: clown, stuntman, circus, suicide, dwarf, attraction, malayalam
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Night Over Chile (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Soviet Union
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Soviet docudrama chronicling the events surrounding the military coup which toppled the leftists Chilean government of Salvador Allende. This film confines its efforts to the main events themselves and is based on interviews with eyewitnesses, ...
Plot: history of chile, operation condor, military coup, coup d'etat
Time: year 1973, 70s
Place: chile
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79%
The Penal Colony (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A foreign journalist arrives on a small Pacific island 200 miles off the coast of South America. Once a leper colony, the island was later transformed into a prison and then, under U.N. mandate, made into an independent republic. Yet despite ...
Plot: dictator, military dictatorship, penal colony, torture, journalist, president, absurdism, prison visit
Place: chile
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He Hated Pigeons (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Chile
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Love is everything with a young man journey's from the north to south of Chile to fulfill a promise.
Plot: female director, road trip, truck, pickup truck, gay
Place: chile
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Julio Begins in July (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 120 min.
Story: This is the story of a teenager at the turn of the century in the conservative higher classes of Chile and the initiation rites in his society.
Plot: coming of age, teenage prostitute, landowner, machismo, patriarch, teenager, history of chile, boy
Place: chile
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67%
The Balloon Vendor (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A young boy tries to make living out of a puppet show when his mother abandons him and his father.
Plot: circus, parent child relationship, blond boy, hospital, balloon, death, loss of son, father son relationship
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54%
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The Bordello (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A drama directed by Alfred Weidenmann.
Plot: brothel, adultery, female nudity, dwarf, circus, prostitution, greed, blind man, clown, jealousy, court case
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
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Voto + Fusil (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 70 min.
Story: The political evolution in Chile seeing from three different times: 1937, 1947 and 1970. A film that shows how a revolution cannot be accomplished by electoral means, and how the wealthy class will always attempt to destroy that revolution, with the ...
Plot: politics, communism, presidential election, marxist, communist party, communist, assassination, bourgeoisie, coup d'etat, birthday, national anthem, revolutionary ...
Time: year 1947, year 1970, year 1937
Place: chile, latin america
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48%
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Post Mortem (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Mexico
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In Chile, 1973, during the last days of Salvador Allende's presidency, an employee at a Morgue's recording office falls for a burlesque dancer who mysteriously disappears.
Style: captivating, serious, sincere, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: morgue, autopsy, unfulfilled love, missing person, crimes, love and romance, obsessive quest, political unrest, cabaret, political conspiracy, imperialism, necrophilia ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973
Place: chile, latin america
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48%
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Antonia (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Antonia, a young, beautiful, intelligent and successful executive, is in deep depression, she's dealing with an unwanted pregnancy from his previous relationship with his partner Sebastian, a young and dreamer, renowned photographer, who will ...
Plot: unwanted pregnancy, depressed woman
Place: santiago chile, chile
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46%
The Day the Clown Cried (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A circus clown is imprisoned by the Nazis and goes with Jewish children to their deaths.
Plot: death of child, auschwitz, nazi, gestapo, gas chamber, concentration camp, circus, holocaust, political prisoner, world war two, barbed wire fence, clown ...
Time: 1940s
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45%
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The Illiterate (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Ximena is illiterate; Jacqueline reads to her. Everything except a letter hidden under a wooden Buddha that Ximena won’t let her read. To know what it says, Ximena must learn to read. As Ximena learns, their relationship, thorny at first, becomes ...
Plot: illiteracy, learning to read, middle aged woman, all female cast, illiterate
Place: chile
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45%
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A Long Journey (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Argentina
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A child from the slums of Santiago tours the city.
Style: neorealism
Plot: journey, death of child, drunk, poverty, newborn, boy, prostitution, river, big city, social differences, waking up, criminal ...
Place: chile, santiago de chile, santiago chile
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45%
The Year of the Tiger (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A prison inmate escapes from his wrecked penitentiary during Chile's February 2010 earthquake.
Style: psychological, tense, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing
Plot: prison, escape, violence, convict, tsunami, escaped prisoner, freedom, devastation, brutality, free will, prison escape, tiger ...
Time: year 2010
Place: chile
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43%
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Amnesia (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dreaming of a better life, a young woman leaves her country home and moves to the city where she only finds trouble.
Plot: burnt body, bus, soldier, amnesia, rainy night, journalist, conscience, wedding anniversary, garlic, memory, fish market, dictatorship ...
Place: chile
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42%
Tres tristes tigres (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A rambling portrait of Chilean society.
Plot: drunkenness, urban setting, stripper, hit in the face, fight, brother sister relationship, violence, language, cynicism, kicked in the face, beating, handheld camera ...
Place: chile, santiago chile, santiago de chile
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41%
The Sky, the Earth and the Rain (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, France, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Ana, Verónica, Marta, and Toro are four lonely people who live an unadventurous and quiet existence in southern Chile. They are with each other without the need of using words, trying to save themselves in a stealthy and extreme way. In order not ...
Plot: dog, heavy rain, solitude, island, ferry, silence
Place: chile
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41%
Imagen latente (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Directed by Pablo Perelman.
Plot: photographer, torment, confusion, brother, husband wife relationship, dysfunctional marriage, missing, dictatorship, political prisoner, haunted by the past, human rights, revelation ...
Time: 80s
Place: santiago de chile, chile, santiago chile
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39%
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Circus Palestina (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Israel's submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1998
Plot: lion tamer, circus, lion
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In the Shadow of the Sun (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Two thieves wander in the chilean desert and finally get to a small town near Bolivia. There, they try to include themselves with the townspeople but their instincts betray them and tragedy ensues. Based on a true story, this film opened one year ...
Plot: desert, rape, escaped convict, thief, indigenous people, prison escape
Time: 1940s
Place: chile
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36%
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Enthusiasm (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Spain, France
Duration: 120 min.
Story: El Entusiasmo/Enthusiasm begins in 1984, when Guillermo (Alvaro Rudolphi) introduces two of his friends to each other -- Fernando (Alvaro Escobar) and Isabel (Maribel Verdu). A decade later, Fernando and Isabel have a son, and they join forces with ...
Plot: love triangle, morality, marriage, idealism, economics, dictatorship, history of chile, husband wife relationship, family relations, democracy, construction site, friend ...
Time: year 1984, year 1994
Place: chile
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36%
Penthouse Playgirls (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A gang of white slavers lure beautiful young women into prostitution by staging beauty contests in which the "prize" is a Hollywood contract. The "winners" are then drugged and sold to international sex traffickers
Style: sex comedy
Plot: women's prison, sexploitation, women in prison, female nudity
Time: 70s
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36%
Garage Olimpo (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Argentina, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A beautiful Argentine activist receives preferential treatment from a man supposed to torture her.
Style: disturbing, psychological, realistic, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: kidnapping, military dictatorship, politics, torture, survival, state affairs, danger, crimes, topless, shot in the head, disappearance, mansion ...
Time: 70s
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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36%
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The Girl in the Dovecote (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Anita, a 15 year old teen fells in love with the new neighbor who happens to be twice her age, they romance is stopped by the parents of the girl, the man tells her to hid in a Dovecote until he comes back and they could escape together.
Plot: age difference, forbidden love, older man younger woman, alcoholic father, older man younger woman relationship, bus driver, attic, teenage girl, kidnapping
Time: year 1962
Place: santiago de chile, santiago chile, chile
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A Painting Lesson (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 85 min.
Story: In Chile, during the 60´s, the son of a poor single teenage girl turns out to be a gifted painter. The man to discover his talent is the owner of the drugstore that lies in the outskirts of the small rural town, next to the railroad. He himself is ...
Plot: countryside, coup d'etat, painting, single mother, pharmacist, military coup, coup, boy
Time: 60s, 1960s, year 1973
Place: chile
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35%
The Quispe Girls (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, France, Argentina
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Based on a true story occurred in 1974, this is the tale of sisters Justa, Lucia, and Luciana Quispe, sheperds in the Chilean altiplano who lead a solitary life. A visitor brings news about a law that might change their way of living. This event ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: life turned upside down, isolation, family relations, legislation, wilderness, family in crisis, women, sister sister relationship, mountain, suicide, solitary, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: chile, latin america
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Pirates of the Airwaves (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: New Zealand
Story: In 1966 a group of determined young men defied the New Zealand government and launched a pirate radio station aboard a ship in the Hauraki Gulf.
Plot: radio, pirate
Time: 60s, 70s, 1960s
Place: new zealand
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33%
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The Big Show (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A European circus family is torn apart by greed and jealousy.
Plot: circus, trapeze, polar bear, knife throwing, chimpanzee, skiing, father son relationship, bear attack, flashback, bear, tightrope walker, hippopotamus ...
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33%
The Artist in the Circus Dome: Clueless (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young circus director ends up going into television after her father, a trapeze performer, dies in a circus accident.
Style: stylized, gloomy, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: circus, down on your luck, animal training, performer's life, workplace, showbiz, human spirit, artists and showbiz, hopes, workplace situations, dressing, female nudity ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, germany
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The Great Wallendas (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Made-for-TV movie, tells the true story of the Great Wallendas, a family of circus acrobats famous for their seven-person high wire pyramid act, that one night ended in tragedy.
Plot: circus, tragedy, accident, tightrope, carnival, acrobat
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