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A Call to Remember
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Paula Tobias, a Holocaust survivor who has suffered the ultimate personal tragedy of losing her spouse and children during the Nazi occupation of World War II. Now re-married and living in America during the late 1960's with husband David, they build a new life together with sons Ben and Jake. One evening, Paula receives a phone call which assures her that her son, Alec, is actually alive and in New York. This brings up painful memories from the past for everyone involved, including Ben and Jake, who force their father to talk about the Holocaust. Paula rushes to New York only to find that it was a mistake - Alec was never found. She falls into a dramatic depression, as the family confronts their fears and tries to stay together.
Plot: overprotective parent, holocaust, holocaust survivor, teen angst, dysfunctional family, jewish, parent child relationship, hidden money, survivor, mother son relationship
Time: year 1967, 1960s
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, talky and gloomy films with plots about dysfunctional family, family relations, father son relationship, parent child relationship, society, parents and children and jewish mostly in Drama, Comedy and History genres. Some movies like A Call to Remember: Left Luggage (1998), Never Forget (1991), The Substance of Fire (1996), Family Prayers (1993), The Matchmaker (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Duration: 94 min.
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