Movies like Der Turm

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Der Turm (2012)
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Der Turm (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Adapted from an award-winning best-selling book by Uwe Tellkamp, 'The Tower' depicts a higher class family’s struggles during crumbling communist rule in 1980’s East Germany. It illustrates the weaknesses and pending downfall of the German communist state through an intimate portrayal of one family's struggles, dreams and decisions. Run-ins with East Germany’s Secret Police reveal the cracks in both the police state and family loyalties.
Plot: family, communism, female nudity, countryside, attempted rape
Place: east germany, gdr

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, gloomy and road movie films with plots about family, communism, mother son relationship, berlin wall, border crossing, german and politics mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Der Turm: My Brother's Keeper (2014), One Night in Berlin (2011), Westler (1985), As We Were Dreaming (2015), Bankett für Achilles (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
My Brother's Keeper (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two very different brothers: Gregor (32) and Pietschi (30). Whereas one is reliable and committed, the other is spontaneous and aimless. Gregor is married and is a good doctor; Pietschi in contrast is something of a ladies’ man and a hedonist. ...
Plot: family, missing person, sibling relationship, male nudity, sibling, smoking after sex, female full frontal nudity, pubic hair, female nudity, brother brother relationship
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One Night in Berlin (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Berlin. Night. An old, homeless drunk stumbles down the street. Ignored by everyone - almost everyone. A woman suddenly appears in front of him - mid-thirties, thin, a drug addict. She stands face-to-face for the first time in years with the man she ...
Style: road movie
Plot: nazi, inheritance, berlin wall, past, separation
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Westler (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Felix from West-Berlin falls in love with Thomas in East-Berlin. At first they keep their relationship going by regular visits from Felix, but the curfew forces him to return every evening. When the East-German authorities become suspicious, Thomas ...
Plot: berlin wall, cold war, curfew, lgbt, gay bar, escape, love, communism, homosexual
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As We Were Dreaming (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Andreas Dresen's adaptation of Clemens Meyer's novel about a group of East German friends right after the fall of the Wall.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: drugs/alcohol, cause and meaning, friends, buddies, dull life, unfulfillment, teenage boy, friendship between boys, female nudity
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Place: east germany, germany
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Bankett für Achilles (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: East Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: For thirty years, Karl Achilles has been working at the chemical collective in Bitterfeld. But now his last day as a master at the plant has come. He is about to retire; even if Karl, who finds ending his working life difficult, wanted to stay on, ...
Plot: self fulfillment, chemical, socialism, generation gap, rivalry, marriage, alcohol, father son relationship, drinking, death, ambition, eulogy ...
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Sushi in Suhl (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 82 min.
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Plot: village, family, male nudity, gay relationship, gay
Place: spain
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Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: It is the summer of 1980 in East Germany and, alone, Barbara is confined to living and working as a doctor in a small provincial town - her punishment for attempting to emigrate to the West. She has only one focus; to escape and for this, she has to ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, gloomy, sincere ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Philippines
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Closer to Home weaves a universal, haunting tale of two people inexorably drawn together for vastly different reasons. Dalisay struggles to journey from the Philippine countryside to New York City to marry Dean, a disillusioned ex-merchant marine. ...
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Vacation (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: All summer long, a group of people circumnavigate each other. A group of people who are so close and yet so alienated from one another. Their isolated holiday home is the site for a resurgence of smouldering conflicts and lifelong illusions that ...
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Sugar Sand (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
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Plot: intrigue, agent, female nudity, disguise, german reunification
Place: gdr
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 270 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
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Genre: Drama
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Country: Germany
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Genre: Drama
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Me & You, Us, Forever (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Hands Up! (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
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Country: Croatia, Canada, USA
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The Architects (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: East Germany
Duration: 95 min.
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Plot: berlin wall, socialism, divorce, friendship, self fulfillment, architect, architecture, resistance, german reunification, career, communism, partnership ...
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Country: Germany
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