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That Obscure Object of Desire
Original name: Cet obscur objet du désir
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After dumping a bucket of water on a beautiful young woman from the window of a train car, wealthy Frenchman Mathieu, regales his fellow passengers with the story of the dysfunctional relationship between himself and the young woman in question, a fiery 19-year-old flamenco dancer named Conchita. What follows is a tale of cruelty, depravity and lies -- the very building blocks of love.
Style: surreal, atmospheric, sexy, sexual, cynical, clever, stylized, witty, semi serious, enigmatic ...
Plot: obsession, virginity, manipulation, surrealism, postmodernism, destructive relationship, maid, relationships, women, pornography, psychology, love and romance, runaway, humiliation, romance, sexualized violence, unfulfillment, police investigation, twists & turns, power relations, culture clash, dialogue, violence, brutality, assassination ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, spain, paris france
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The Phantom of Liberty
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Beauty of the Day
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France, Italy
100 min.
 7.8
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, enigmatic, stylized and talky films with plots about pornography, dialogue, catastrophe, brutality, obsession, runaway and culture clash mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like That Obscure Object of Desire: Viridiana (1961), City of Women (1980), The Phantom of Liberty (1974), Too Beautiful for You (1989), Beauty of the Day (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
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Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
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Duration: 139 min.
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Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: humorous, witty, sexy, offbeat, semi serious ...
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Style: sexual, sexy, talky, surreal, semi serious ...
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Paris, France
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Country: Spain
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