Movies like House of Fools 2002

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House of Fools (2002)
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House of Fools (2002)
Original name: Дом дураков
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: Russia, France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The war film that's not a war film. A film about the mental institution which backdrop is the Chechen war. A story about the patients living in an institution during the war on the border of Chechnia and Russia during the war. The patients have to continue living their day to day life after being invaded twice over, and they have to deal with their sicknesses.
Style: psychological, humorous, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: mental illness, mental institution, love affair, dark humor, romance, fall in love, military life, war, prisoner, schizophrenic, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, mental disorder, psychiatry, battles, soldier, hospital, misfit, love and romance, satire, delusion, love, survival, gay, dancing, horse ...
Time: contemporary, year 1996
Place: chechnya, afghanistan, russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, gloomy and touching films with plots about death, love and romance, cigarette smoking, singer, kiss, singing and dancing mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like House of Fools: Stateside (2004), A Slipping-Down Life (1999), The Man Who Cried (2000), The Accompanist (1992), Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Duration: 97 min.
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A Slipping-Down Life (1999)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
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The Man Who Cried (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: UK, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young refugee travels from Russia to America in search of her lost father and falls in love with a gypsy horseman.
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The Accompanist (1992)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
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Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)
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Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 131 min.
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Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
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Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
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Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: political, brutal, tense, realistic, bleak ...
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Genre: Drama, Romance, War
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Bethune: The Making of a Hero (1990)
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Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, epic, exciting ...
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Rebel (1985)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: serious, realistic
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Landscape After Battle (1970)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Film opens with the mad rush of haphazard freedom as the concentration camps are liberated. Men are trying to grab food, change clothes, bury their tormentors they find alive. Then they are herded into other camps as the Allies try to devise policy ...
Style: touching, gloomy, bleak, serious, realistic ...
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Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1945, post world war two
Place: poland, eastern europe, warsaw poland
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