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A Long Goodbye (1971)
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A Long Goodbye (1971)
Original name: Долгие проводы
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A single woman has put all her efforts into raising her only son, Sasha. When Sasha grows up to become a teenager, she thinks that she can have some time for herself, so she responds to the courtship of Nikolai Sergeyevich. One summer, Sasha goes to visit his real father in Novosibirsk, on the other side of the country. When he returns, his mother notices that Sasha has changed. She secretly reads a letter sent to Sasha from his father and finds out that Sasha doesn’t want to live with her any longer. She doesn’t have enough wisdom to understand this desire on someone else’s part. Sasha is shown to have a more delicate and understanding nature than his mother, for when he realizes that she is suffering because of his wish to leave, even though he is tired of her nagging, he decides to stay.
Plot: cemetery, dating, letter, concert, divorced parents, date, female director, family relations, single mother, translator, teenage boy, streetcar, absent father, coming of age, overbearing mother, domineering mother, seaside, slice of life, dilemma, mother son relationship
Place: russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, serious, realistic and captivating films with plots about female director, family relations, coming of age, teenage boy, mother son relationship, teenager and mother daughter relationship mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like A Long Goodbye: Raging Rose (2015), Wings (1966), Songs of Love and Hate (2010), Well, Come On, Smile (1985), Sandcastle (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Raging Rose (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Poland
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Jozef travels from Poland to France to work and to find his son Roman, who he abandoned 15 years earlier. Jozef works for a Polish immigrant family that has successfully settled in France. Rose, the family’s teenaged daughter, volunteers to help ...
Plot: female director, sister sister relationship, teenager, urination, high school, teenage girl, sex scene, high school sports, locked in, letter, kiss, teenage boy ...
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Wings (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Maya Bulgakova gives a marvelous performance as a once heroic Russian fighter pilot now living a quiet, disappointingly ordinary life as a school principal.
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Plot: world war two, midlife crisis, unfulfillment, military, haunted by the past, fish out of water, wartime life, culture clash, obsession, high school, school principal, aviation ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A vulnerable teenager with a deep perception of the world and no idea how to live in it.
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Plot: coming of age, family problems, teenage life, dysfunctional family, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, teaching the ways of the world, siblings relations, family relations, brother sister relationship, father son relationship, grandmother grandson relationship ...
Place: new york, washington d.c.
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Songs of Love and Hate (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In an idyllic wine region at the foot of the Swiss Alps lives Rico with his two daughters and his wife Anna. The charming daughter, Lili, brings turbulence into the so far harmonious family life because of the awakening of her sexuality. Her father ...
Style: captivating, entertaining
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Place: swiss alps
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46%
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Well, Come On, Smile (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Well, Come On, Smile focuses on a girl who runs from an orphanage. The film presents a sobering depiction of newly built urban environs and addresses formerly taboo problems such as alcoholism.
Plot: grief, mother son relationship, suicide attempt, homesickness, jealousy, female director, alcohol abuse, teenage boy, male female relationship, teenage girl, teenage love, orphanage ...
Place: ussr, soviet union
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Sandcastle (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Singapore
Duration: 91 min.
Story: En is an 18-year-old who has lost his father to cancer. As his family is drawn together in a sudden tragedy, he has to decide what he believes in. But in a country where ideologies are forged on constantly shifting sands, he struggles to stay true ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, parents and children, introspection, family relations, youth, teenage life, soldier, alzheimer's disease, missing person, family in crisis, family life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: singapore, asia
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I'm Going to Change My Name (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Russia, Armenia, Denmark
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Based on the Armenian ‘Sharakan’, a nine-part song that brings us gradually closer to meaning, Maria Saakyan’s new film further develops the poetic invention apparent in her first feature, The Lighthouse. Focusing on the world of a 14-year-old ...
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My Little Girl (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A young girl agrees to work in a center for girls who can't stay with their parents. She gets wrapped up in the plights of several of the girls, and tries to help them, but only gets herself into trouble with her parents and supervisor.
Plot: coming of age, female director, teenage girl, skepticism, suicide attempt, naivete, suburbs, family relations, laundry, 18 year old, homeless teenager, hiding place ...
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The Asthenic Syndrome (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 153 min.
Story: In the old days it was called hypochrondria, or black melancholia. Now, apparently, it's termed the Asthenic Syndrome. Whatever it is, Nikolai, a teacher of epicly indifferent pupils, has got it, and it's not much fun.
Plot: female director, loneliness, film within a film, depression, male nudity, female nudity, teacher
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The Last Hammer Blow (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, captivating ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 96 min.
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Suzaku (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
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You and Me (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 97 min.
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Place: siberia, russia
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1:01 (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In a Copenhagen suburb the 19-year-old Per is found unconscious after having been badly beaten up. He is taken to hospital in a coma. The police have no clues, but the air is thick with suspicion. His mother struggles to maintain her faith in his ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 113 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
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Country: Soviet Union
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Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
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Country: Soviet Union
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Place: russia
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The Graveyard Keeper's Daughter (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Estonia, Finland
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Plot: letter, teenager, male nudity, male objectification
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
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32%
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The Entreaty (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 77 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
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No Letting Go (2015)
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Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Georgia
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Time: contemporary
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Genre: Drama
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Style: serious, realistic, tense, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: mother son relationship, chores, widow, single mother, life is a bitch, family relations, couples, school, single parent, housewife, prostitute, son ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe, belgium, brussels belgium, brussels, france
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Island City (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
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Almost 18 (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: suspense, suspenseful, touching, homoerotic
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Place: eastern europe
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