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The Face of Jizo (2004)
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The Face of Jizo (2004)
Original name: 父と暮せば
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on a play by Hisashi Inoue, it focuses on the sufferings of the survivors of Hiroshima. The film takes place during 4 days in the summer of 1948, as the ghost of her father visits Mitsué (Rié Miyama). He had somehow learned that she has fallen in love, and tries to convince her to start her new life. But Mitsué obstinately refuses his warm and humorous encouragements : « People were killed in my place. I do not have the right to find happiness », she says.
Plot: atomic bomb, father daughter relationship, war
Place: hiroshima japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and psychological films with plots about father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, family relations, mother daughter relationship, tragedy, atomic bomb and cafe mostly in Drama and Family genres. Some movies like The Face of Jizo: Her Love Boils Bathwater (2016), Black Rain (1989), Women in the Mirror (2002), Maborosi (1995), Love & Pop (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Her Love Boils Bathwater (2016)
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Duration: 125 min.
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Black Rain (1989)
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Duration: 123 min.
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Women in the Mirror (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, France
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Three women who share memories of the Hiroshima disaster try to uncover the hidden family ties that may or may not bind them together.
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Duration: 110 min.
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Love & Pop (1998)
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Duration: 120 min.
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Country: Japan
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