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Longwave (2013)
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Longwave (2013)
Original name: Les grandes ondes (à l'ouest)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Switzerland, France, Portugal
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It is April 1974 and Julie Dujonc-Renens, young feminist journalist and the cunning Joseph-Marie Cauvin, leading reporter for the Swiss radio, have been sent to Portugal to investigate Switzerland’s aid to poor countries. Sparks fly during the bus trip with Bob, sound engineer approaching retirement. The projects financed by Switzerland prove to be calamitous and the workers’ revolution that suddenly breaks out doesn’t help, obliging our heroes to disregard first the radio’s management, and then their own codes of conduct.
Style: humorous, captivating, witty, semi serious, realistic
Plot: revolution, feminism, rebellion, on the road, society, memory loss, language barrier, womanizer, countryside, radio dj, scoop, dancing, school, female nudity, journalist, male nudity, radio, feminist, spring, racist, nudity (full frontal - brief), swiss, song, underwear, foreign language ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974
Place: europe, portugal, france, sweden, switzerland, lisbon portugal

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and captivating films with plots about society, politics, rebellion, rebelliousness, revolution, female director and fighting the system mostly in Drama, Comedy and History genres. Some movies like Longwave: Free the Nipple (2014), The Marchers (2013), Early Works (1969), Paper Birds (2010), Bolivar Is Me (2002). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Free the Nipple (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: An army of passionate women launch a revolution to "Free the Nipple" and decriminalize the female body. Based on a true story, this mass movement of topless women, armed with First Amendment lawyers, graffiti installations and national ...
Style: humorous, thought provoking, realistic, semi serious, light
Audience: girls' night
Plot: revolution, society, battle of the sexes, rebelliousness, fighting the system, rebellion, against the rules, feminism, female protagonist, journalist, nudity (full frontal - brief), strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: usa, new york
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The Marchers (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 1983, in France experiencing intolerance and racial violence , three young teens and the priest Minguettes launching a largely peaceful march for equality and against racism, over 1,000 km between Marseille and Paris . Despite the difficulties ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, thought provoking, biting ...
Plot: racism, human spirit, rebellion, fighting the system, cross country, discrimination, life is a bitch, society, hopes, immigrants, misfit, racial slur ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: france, lyon
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Early Works (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Yugoslavia
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Inspired by Karl Marx's "Das Kapital", three men and a girl named Jugoslava decide to wake up the conscience within the working class and peasants. Faced with the primitivism and a lack of morale, their revolution fails and the girl ...
Style: suspense, sexy, semi serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: revolution, politics, revolutionary, youth, state affairs, coming of age, rebellion, society, sexual content, political unrest, wartime life, feminism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: slovakia, former yugoslavia, czech republic, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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An Earthy Paradise for the Eyes (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Adolescence is always a difficult time; it is doubly so for Gábina. For one thing, she is growing up in the normalization years of the 1970s, and then she also has to face the reality that her father is a well-known actor disavowed by the regime. ...
Style: sentimental, semi serious, realistic, humorous, suspense ...
Plot: rebellion, idealism, teenage life, youth, hopes, fighting the system, politics, actor's life, political unrest, rebelliousness, parents and children, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s, year 1968, year 1977
Place: czechoslovakia, czech republic, prague, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Paper Birds (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Spain
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Jorge and Enrique are two artist in the post Spanish Civil War times that adopt an orphan child called Miguel. With a varieté company that travel around the country, Jorge and Enrique see the horrors left by the war meanwhile the Republic Army ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: spanish civil war, performer's life, artists and showbiz, family relations, orphan, life is a bitch, society, friendship, rivalry, bittersweet, coming of age, adoption ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: spain, europe
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Bolivar Is Me (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Colombia, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Santiago Miranda¸ an actor representing Bolivar in a television series¸ leaves furious recording because it disagrees with the scripts they oblige die Bolívar¸ against the wall. Between the lucidity and the madness¸ Miranda really acts as a ...
Style: captivating, semi serious, humorous, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: actor's life, revolution, obsessive quest, artists and showbiz, politics, political unrest, state affairs, delusion, irony, satire, obsession, self delusion ...
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Place: latin america, colombia
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The Libertine (2000)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: French philosopher Denis Diderot produces the first encyclopedia while indulging in 18th-century decadence.
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: writer's life, fighting the system, against the rules, rebelliousness, estate, rebellion, clergy, society, couple relations, idealism, religions or cults, lust ...
Time: 18th century
Place: europe, france
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Almanya: Welcome to Germany (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After living 45 years in Germany, the Turkish Hüseyin Yilmaz, seventy, announces to his family that he has bought a house in Turkey and they should return to make the necessary reforms. The idea is unwelcome and causes very heated discussions. In ...
Style: realistic, humorous, captivating, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, language barrier, travel, family life, immigrants, society, culture clash, social differences, parents and children, death, funeral, rejection ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: germany, turkey, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Divine Order (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Nora is a young housewife and mother, living in a quaint little village with her husband and their two sons. The Swiss countryside is untouched by the major social upheavals the movement of 1968 has brought about. Nora’s life is not affected ...
Style: sincere, humorous, light, captivating
Plot: women's rights, politics, feminism, husband wife relationship, voting, village, countryside, women, society, fighting the system, husband wife estrangement, strike ...
Time: 70s, year 1971, 20th century
Place: switzerland, zurich switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Beginning of the Great Revival (2011)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: China
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A chronicle of the events that led to the founding of the Chinese Communist Party.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, factual
Plot: revolution, politics, society, state affairs, head of state, social differences, rebellion, communist party, patriotism, rivalry, chinese history, republican era china ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1910s
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Walesa: Man of Hope (2013)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History
Country: Poland
Duration: 127 min.
Story: How was it possible that a single man influenced contemporary world so significantly? This film is an attempt to capture the phenomenon of a common man’s metamorphosis into a charismatic leader — an attempt to see how a Gdansk shipyard ...
Style: realistic, captivating, humorous, psychological, serious ...
Plot: revolution, rebellion, fighting the system, rivalry, ambition, leadership, politics, righting the wronged, disorder, idealism, against the odds, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Rendez-Vous of D?j?-Vu (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Hector meets Truquette on Bastille Day and becomes obsessed with seducing her. The plan is to get her to the seaside pronto. Pator is not complaining, especially if her friend Charlotte comes along for the ride. So off they go, down the country ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, captivating, offbeat
Plot: obsessive quest, on the road, society, friends, love and romance, escapades, love, absurd humor, college graduate, legislation, politics, political unrest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Holy Flying Circus (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A fantastical re-imagining of the events of 1979, when Monty Python made Life of Brian and the debate about what is an acceptable subject for comedy was blown wide open.
Style: surreal, clever, humorous, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: actor's life, religions or cults, clergy, debate, friends, society, artists and showbiz, religion, ignorance, television, blasphemy, christianity ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england, europe, britain, united kingdom
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Nowhere (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, Spain, Argentina
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating
Plot: politics, society, dictator, political prisoner, escape, isolation, rebelliousness, abduction, kidnapping, army, dictatorship, male nudity ...
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Suffragette (2015)
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Duration: 106 min.
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, talky, witty ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2013)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In the 16th century in the Cévennes, a horse dealer by the name of Michael Kohlhaas leads a happy and prosperous family life. When a lord treats him unjustly, this pious, upstanding man raises an army and puts the country to fire and sword in order ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, stylized
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38%
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Style: talky, thought provoking, biting, realistic, semi serious ...
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38%
The New Country (2000)
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Country: Sweden
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Story: A 15 year old Somalian boy meets a 40 year old Iranian man on a refugee camp in Skåne, in the south of Sweden. With the threat of deportation hanging over them they decide to the take their faiths in their own hands and together they go on a ...
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38%
Tales from the Golden Age (2009)
Genre: Comedy, History
Country: Romania, France
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Tales from the Golden Age is composed of 5 unconventional short stories, each one dealing with the late communist period in Romania, told through its urban myths from the perspective of ordinary people. The title of the film refers to the alluded ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, humorous, gloomy ...
Plot: communism, life changing experience, family relations, dictatorship, life is a bitch, society, human spirit, social decay, theft, friends, christmas, pretense ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: romania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Misbehaviour (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A group of women hatch a plan to disrupt the 1970 Miss World beauty competition in London.
Style: stylized, captivating, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
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Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1970
Place: europe, england, london, los angeles, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
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Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1974
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33%
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Country: Switzerland
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Style: semi serious, sincere, touching, humorous, realistic ...
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32%
The Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque (1993)
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Style: witty, humorous, clever, biting, cynical ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
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Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, biting, suspense
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The Kautokeino Rebellion (2008)
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Duration: 96 min.
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30%
April Captains (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Portugal, Spain, Italy, France
Duration: 123 min.
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Style: tense, serious, rough, thought provoking, realistic
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Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1974
Place: portugal, africa, angola
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30%