Movies like Wackersdorf

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Wackersdorf (2018)
 6.9
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Wackersdorf (2018)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Not an easy decision! District Administrator Hans Schuierer from the Upper Palatinate first opposed his own political line in 1981 and finally against the entire Bavarian Free State and Prime Minister Strauss. Because the planned reprocessing plant Wackersdorf promised 3,000 new jobs for the structurally weak region - but what if these are associated with massive health and ecological damage for future generations? Isn't it then the duty of a politician and citizen to resist?
Plot: police brutality, political protest, nuclear, forest, frustration, german history, husband wife relationship, archive footage, disagreement, conflict between friends, microphone, fence, paramilitary, riot police, tear gas, protestor, protest sign, german politics
Time: 80s, year 1986
Place: munich germany, west germany, bavaria, southern germany

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Fatal News (2015)
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Duration: 177 min.
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Style: feel good, twists and turns, psychological, disturbing, suspense
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Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s, year 1987
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 6.2
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The Blind Spot (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
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Duration: 99 min.
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA, UK, Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: True story about the tragic nuclear power plant accident in Chernobyl.
Style: medical drama
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Time: year 1986
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41%
 7.3
 190
Kent State (1981)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Fine television chronicle of the events of May 1970 at Kent State University in Ohio that led to the killing of four students by the National Guard. Barkin's screen debut!
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Time: year 1970
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 6.6
 171
Carl & Bertha (2011)
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Duration: 90 min.
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 7.4
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Even the Rain (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.4
 3K
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Genre: Drama, History
Country: Poland
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 6.6
 412
Bauhaus (2019)
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Duration: 105 min.
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35%
 6.3
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Miral (2010)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.7
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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27%
 6.7
 220
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.5
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 7.5
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.8
 52
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