17-Eastern Europe movies

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1.
Man of Marble (1977)
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In 1976, a young woman in Krakow is making her diploma film, looking behind the scenes at the life of a 1950s bricklayer... (165 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
2.
Katyn (2007)
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An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940. (122 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
3.
Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
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During the German occupation noble, bourgeois and worker's partisan groups lived in peace with another. On the first day of freedom they start to fight each other. In these fights is weaved a most tender love story. (103 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
4.
Tatarak (2009)
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In small-town Poland in the late 1950s, an aging woman married to a workaholic doctor meets a young man who makes her feel young again. Framed around this story, lead actress Krystyna Janda discusses the death of her husband from cancer. (85 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
5.
The Promised Land (1975)
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At the turn of the century, Lodz, Poland was a quick-paced manufacturing center for textiles, replete... (179 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
6.
The Beekeeper (1986)
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A bee keeper, Spiros, travels from the north to the south of Greece with his bees to meet the spring. (140 mins.)
 
7.
Ulysses' Gaze (1995)
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A, a Greek filmmaker living in exile in the United States, returns to his native Ptolemas to attend... (176 mins.)
 
8.
Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow (2004)
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This is the first film of Theo Angelopoulos' trilogy. The story starts in 1919 with some greek refugees... (170 mins.)
 
9.
The Suspended Step of the Stork (1991)
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Alexandre, a TV reporter, is working for a few days in a border town, where a lot of refugees from Albania... (143 mins.)
 
10.
Landscape in the Mist (1988)
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Road movie about two children (Voula and Alexandre) searching for their father who is supposed to live in Germany... (127 mins.)
 
11.
Eternity and a Day (1998)
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Famous writer Alexander is very ill and has little time left to live. He meets a little boy on the street, who is an illegal immigrant from Albania, and goes on a journey with him to take the boy home. (137 mins.)
 
12.
Days of 36 (1972)
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It is 1936 in Greece, shortly before the Metaxas' dictatorship. A former drug trafficker and police informer... (105 mins.)
 
13.
Silence and Cry (1968)
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Miklós Jancsó's Silence and Cry is set during a turbulent era of disquiet, fear, persecution and terror... (73 mins.)
Director: Miklós Jancsó
 
14.
Cantata (1963)
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A young doctor undergoes a spiritual crisis when he returns to his rural home. (94 mins.)
Director: Miklós Jancsó
 
15.
Werckmeister Harmonies (2000)
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An innocent young man witnesses violence breaks out after an isolated village is inflamed by the arrival of a circus and its peculiar attractions, a giant whale and a mysterious man named "The Prince". (145 mins.)
 
16.
Satantango (1994)
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Plotting on a payment they are about to receive, residents of a collapsing collective farm see their plans turn into desolation when they discover that Irimiás, a former co-worker who they thought was dead, is coming back to the village. (450 mins.)
Director: Béla Tarr
 
17.
Damnation (1988)
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A lonely barfly falls in love with a married bar singer. (120 mins.)
Director: Béla Tarr
 
18.
The Turin Horse (2011)
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A rural farmer is forced to confront the mortality of his faithful horse. (146 mins.)
 
19.
The Man from London (2007)
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One night Maloin, a switchman at a seaside railway station situated by a ferry harbor, witnesses a terrible event... (139 mins.)
 
20.
Almanac of Fall (1984)
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A large, claustrophobic apartment is the setting for this intense chamber drama. In this dense setting, the inhabitants of the apartment reveal their darkest secrets, fears, obsessions and hostilities. (119 mins.)
Director: Béla Tarr
 
21.
Three Colors: Red (1994)
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A model discovers her neighbor is keen on invading people's privacy. (99 mins.)
 
22.
Three Colors: Blue (1993)
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A woman struggles to find a way to live her life after the death of her husband and child. (98 mins.)
 
23.
Three Colors: White (1994)
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After his wife divorces him, a Polish immigrant plots to get even with her. (91 mins.)
 
24.
The Double Life of Veronique (1991)
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Two parallel stories about two identical women; one living in Poland, the other in France. They don't know each other, but their lives are nevertheless profoundly connected. (98 mins.)
 
25.
A Short Film About Love (1988)
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An innocent virgin spies on his frontal neighbor and falls in love with her, thus starts using tricks on her which he hopes will lead to them meeting. (86 mins.)
 
26.
A Short Film About Killing (1988)
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The plot couldn't be simpler or its attack on capital punishment (and the act of killing in general) more direct - a senseless... (84 mins.)
 
27.
No End (1985)
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It's 1982: Poland is under martial law, and Solidarity is banned. Ulla, a translator working on Orwell... (109 mins.)
 
28.
Blind Chance (1987)
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Witek runs after a train. Three variations follow on how such a seemingly banal incident could influence the rest of Witek's life. (114 mins.)
 
29.
Camera Buff (1979)
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Filip buys an eight-millimetre movie camera when his first child is born. Because it's the first camera in town... (117 mins.)
 
30.
Surviving Life (Theory and Practice) (2010)
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The film uses a mix of cut-out animation from photographs and live-action segments, and tells the story of a married man who lives a double life in his dreams, where he is married to another woman. (109 mins.)
Director: Jan Svankmajer
 
31.
If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle (2010)
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Two weeks before his release, a teenage prisoner learns that his mother has returned home. Meanwhile, he finds himself in love with a student working in the penitentiary as an intern. (94 mins.)
Director: Florin Serban
 
32.
Attenberg (2010)
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Stuck in her boring factory town, twenty-three-year-old Marina is at the mercy of both her father's impending death and her distaste for other humans. (97 mins.)
 
33.
Little Rose (2010)
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Pressured by his superiors to disgrace public intellectual Warczewski, a professor and respected writer... (118 mins.)
 
34.
Slovenian Girl (2009)
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Alexandra is a student from Krsko, a small town in Slovenia, while she studies the English language in Ljubljana... (90 mins.)
Director: Damjan Kozole
 
35.
Closely Watched Trains (1966)
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An apprentice train dispatcher at a village station seeks his first sexual encounter and becomes despondent when he is unable to perform. (93 mins.)
Director: Jirí Menzel
 
36.
California Dreamin' (2007)
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A railway chief delays a NATO train transporting military equipment during the war in Kosovo in 1999. (155 mins.)
 
37.
No Man's Land (2001)
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Bosnia and Herzegovina during 1993 at the time of the heaviest fighting between the two warring sides. Two soldiers from opposing sides in the conflict, Nino and Ciki, become trapped in no man's land, whilst a third soldier becomes a living booby trap. (98 mins.)
Director: Danis Tanovic
 
38.
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)
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A woman assists her friend in arranging an illegal abortion in 1980s Romania. (113 mins.)
Director: Cristian Mungiu
 
39.
Wait for Me and I Will Not Come (2009)
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Alek is desperate because Teodora has left him after a three years being together. He is suffering,... (90 mins.)
 
40.
Love and Other Crimes (2008)
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An unsatisfied woman in her late 30s dreams about stealing the big cash and leaving the country. She meets a petty criminal ten years her junior who has the thing for her, and she asks herself is he the only true love of her life. (106 mins.)
 
41.
Taxidermia (2006)
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Three generations of men, including a pervert that constantly seeks for new kinds of satisfaction, an obese speed eater and a passionate embalmer. (91 mins.)
Director: György Pálfi
 
42.
Dogtooth (2009)
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Three teenagers live isolated, without leaving their house, because their over-protective parents say they can only leave when their dogtooth falls out. (94 mins.)
 
43.
Zift (2008)
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Moth is freed on parole after spending time in prison on wrongful conviction of murder. Jailed shortly before the Bulgarian communist coup of 1944... (92 mins.)
Director: Javor Gardev
 
44.
I Even Met Happy Gypsies (1967)
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Bora the Gypsy is married to an older woman, and he falls in love with the younger Tissa, who is being offered in marriage by her father... (94 mins.)
 
45.
Kontroll (2003)
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A tale about a strange young man, Bulcsú, the fellow inspectors on his team, all without exception likeable characters, a rival ticket inspection team, and racing along the tracks... And a tale about love. (105 mins.)
Director: Nimród Antal
 
46.
Before the Rain (1994)
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In the republic of Macedonia, amid war in Bosnia, an Albanian girl being hunted by Christians is offered protection by a monk who has taken a vow of silence. (113 mins.)
 
47.
Aurora (2010)
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An apartment kitchen: a man and a woman discuss Little Red Riding Hood, their voices hushed, mindful of waking the little girl sleeping next room... (181 mins.)
Director: Cristi Puiu
 
48.
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005)
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Mr. Lazarescu, a 63 year old lonely man feels sick and calls the ambulance. When it arrives, the paramedic... (153 mins.)
Director: Cristi Puiu
 
49.
Underground (1995)
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A group of serbian socialists prepares for the war in a surreal underground filled by parties, tragedies, love and hate. (170 mins.)
Director: Emir Kusturica
 
50.
Black Cat, White Cat (1998)
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Matko is a small time hustler, living by the river Danube with his 17 year old son Zare. After a failed... (127 mins.)
Director: Emir Kusturica
 
51.
Arizona Dream (1993)
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A young New Yorker goes to Arizona where he finds freedom to both love and dream. (142 mins.)
Director: Emir Kusturica
 
52.
Promise Me This (2007)
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A grandson gives his grandfather a vow to go to the city to sell a cow and bring back a wife. (137 mins.)
Director: Emir Kusturica
 
53.
Do You Remember Dolly Bell? (1981)
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A young man grows up in Sarajevo in the 1960s, under the shadow of his good, but ailing father, and... (110 mins.)
Director: Emir Kusturica
 
54.
The Joke (1969)
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In the 1950's, Ludvik Jahn was expelled from the Communist Party and the University by his fellow students... (80 mins.)
Director: Jaromil Jires
 
55.
Europa Europa (1990)
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A boy in Nazi Germany, trying to conceal that he is Jewish, joins the Hitler Youth. (112 mins.)
 
56.
Mephisto (1981)
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A German stage actor finds unexpected success and mixed blessings in the popularity of his performance... (144 mins.)
Director: István Szabó