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Tale of Cinema (2005)
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Tale of Cinema (2005)
Original name: 극장전
Genre: Drama
Country: France, South Korea
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In Seoul, the paths of two men and one woman intersect and move apart from one another, centering around their love for cinema. A suicidal student meets a young woman who decides to follow him in his fatal gesture. Coming out of a cinema, Tongsu, an unsuccessful filmmaker, spots a beautiful young woman, and recognizes her : she is the main actress in the film he has just seen. The life of this wavering and distressed young man strangely echoes the one of the young man from the beginning...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, stylized, gloomy
Plot: couple relations, fall in love, human nature, unfulfillment, love and romance, couples, unsuccessful, down on your luck, private vs public, university, film within a film, party, snow, escape from reality, student, sex, brother, suicide attempt, mother, alcohol, cell phone, high school reunion, actress, drunken sex, sleeping pill ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, seoul, korea

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and gloomy films with plots about couples, love and romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, fall in love, romance and infidelity mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Tale of Cinema: Hill of Freedom (2014), Like You Know It All (2009), Woman Is the Future of Man (2004), Little White Lie (2008), Five Senses of Eros (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Hill of Freedom (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 66 min.
Story: A Japanese man arrives in Korea to find his old lover. While he stays at a guest house, he encounters various people.
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, non-linear
Plot: fall in love, human nature, love and romance, unfulfillment, bittersweet, haunted by the past, obsession, unfulfilled love, restaurant, hotel, kissing, letter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, seoul, south korea
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Like You Know It All (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Delightfully comic exploration of the emotional and social geography of an art-house film director.
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, uplifting, semi serious ...
Plot: lovers reunited, friendship, infidelity, couple relations, haunted by the past, love triangle, friends, forbidden love, filmmaking, film making, sexual content, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
Woman Is the Future of Man (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: As the first snow falls in Seoul, two old friends reunite; one is a successful college professor, and the other, a struggling filmmaker recently returned from the United States. After their reminiscences, they finally decide to go in search of the ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: lovers reunited, reunion, friendship, love triangle, fall in love, obsession, longing, buddies, romance, lifestyle, college, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
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Little White Lie (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Little White Lie follows the story of a luckless actor named Barry who has recently split from his girlfriend. He is seen wallowing at home in his pyjamas, where he becomes fixated on a children's television presenter who he sees on daytime ...
Style: serious, realistic, humorous, touching
Plot: couple relations, love and romance, couples, dishonesty, film within a film, male female relationship, dublin ireland, actor, down on your luck, play within film, conundrum, tv show in film ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Five Senses of Eros (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In this anthology film centered around the theme of "Eros," five seperate stories are presented by five top Korean directors. The main characters from each segment are connected with each other in one way or another.
Style: serious, touching, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, youth, couple relations, fall in love, lifestyle, forbidden love, love affair, teenage love, lovers reunited, young lovers, romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
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69%
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Visitors (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Hong Sang-Soo’s Lost in the Mountains (South Korea, 32min) the visitor is the supremely self-centred Mi-Sook, who drives to Jeonju on impulse to see her classmate Jin-Young – only to discover that her friend is having an affair with their ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, stylized
Plot: couple relations, haunted by the past, social relations, unlikely couple, down on your luck, abduction, professor, island, realism, female director, power, writers ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea, the philippines, japan
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67%
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Vegetarian (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An ordinary housewife, Yeong-hye, who has nightmares every night, finally becomes a vegetarian, throwing away all the meats in her refrigerator. Her husband Kil-soo starts to complain about her actions. Her family also worries about her health. ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: family relations, couples, family problems, couple relations, unfulfillment, family in crisis, siblings relations, crumbling marriage, human nature, marriage crisis, divorce, unfaithful husband ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Automatic (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Everyone falls into self destructive habits. Automatic lets us view a small cross-section of the lives of six characters as they struggle to break free from the automatic behavior that drives their lives.
Style: sincere, emotional, bleak, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: love and romance, sexual relations, couple relations, destiny, human nature, couples, family problems, hopes, womanizer, fall in love, siblings relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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White Nights on the Pier (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A man walks every night along the jetty. There he meets a young woman who is waiting for the man of her life. Over four nights, they discuss life and he gradually falls in love with her.
Style: contemplative, realistic, atmospheric, stylized, talky ...
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, introspection, romance, seaport, unfulfillment, love
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Personal Belongings (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Young Doctor Ana lives alone because she couldn't bear to leave Cuba when her family sailed away on a raft to the US. Ernesto lives in his car with his belongings in a small case, traveling from embassy to embassy trying to fulfill his dream of ...
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: love affair, impossible love, hopes, immigrants, couples, fall in love, couple relations, introspection, society, love and romance, romance, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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When the Night (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: After meeting during their vacation, two young people with solitary lives suddenly come into a relationship that could benefit both of them.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, contemplative, gloomy
Plot: love and romance, family relations, fall in love, unfulfilled love, parents and children, haunted by the past, unfulfillment, mountain, mother son relationship, female director, snow
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Night and Day (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 145 min.
Story: Kim Seong-nam travels to Paris to escape an arrest, leaving his wife behind in Korea. After he arrives, he meets an ex-girlfriend and is introduced to a small community of Korean artists.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: lovers reunited, starting over, culture clash, fish out of water, interracial relations, social relations, unfulfillment, foreigner, painting, expatriate, exile, city ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, seoul, france, north korea, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.9
 75
Dance Town (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A North Korean refugee, Jung-Nim, is trying to find a new life in South Korea, with people suspecting that she is a spy.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: starting over, social differences, injustice, couples, life is a bitch, society, state affairs, dishonesty, forceful separation, political corruption, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea, north korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
In Another Country (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A three-tiered story centered on a trio of French tourists visiting the same seaside resort.
Style: semi serious, contemplative, clever, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: student film
Plot: interracial romance, beach, human nature, infidelity, jealous spouse, couples, destiny, lifeguard, adultery, french, cheating wife, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Nobody's Daughter Haewon (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Haewon, a college student, wants to end her secret affair with her professor, Seongjun. Feeling depressed after bidding farewell to her mother who is set to immigrate to Canada the next day, Haewon seeks out Seongjun again after a long time. That ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, atmospheric, psychological ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Hahaha (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: emotional, humorous, captivating, light, serious ...
Plot: friendship, tour guide, couple relations, ambition, friends, couples, infidelity, drinking, multiple perspectives, storytelling, love triangle, drinking alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Bonsai (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Argentina, Portugal, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young writer recounts an earlier romance in hopes of attracting his new love interest.
Style: touching, atmospheric, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: couples, couple relations, unfulfillment, writer's life, bittersweet, student, poem, love, neighbor, writers, language learning, unemployment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 8.0
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Labour of Love (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: atmospheric, sincere, serious, touching, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, working class, romance, society, couples, couple relations, introspection, unfulfilled love, bittersweet, unfulfillment, solitude, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Amnesty (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Albania, Greece, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Amnesty is a 2011 Albanian movie directed by Buyar Alimani. It’s a story about two people who meet up in jail when they come for monthly visits of their spouses. They fall in love after becoming witnesses to a wedding in jail but relationship has ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: prison, infidelity, forbidden love, love affair, pardon, couples, fall in love, couple relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, dishonesty, legislation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: albania, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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The Fire (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A couple must hold on to $100,000 for 24 hours as they wait to buy a house. As the time ticks by, the true nature of their love unravels.
Style: touching, talky, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: family problems, couple relations, couples, breakup, human nature, sexual content, graphic violence, indoor, under the surface
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Lost in Time (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, serious, emotional, sincere ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Searching for the Elephant (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A freelance photographer Hyun-woo seems to live an enviable life with a successful career. But his inside is torn apart from the sorrow of being deserted by his ex-girlfriend Mari. He even gets unclear about what’s really happening in reality and ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, couples, dull life, love and romance, life is a bitch, split personality, dishonesty, infidelity, addiction, wooing, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Power of Kangwon Province (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Recently separated lovers (Baek Jong-hak, Oh Yun-hong) have a series of close encounters at a popular mountain retreat.
Style: sexual, realistic, serious, sexy, experimental
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Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: seoul, korea
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Hard Times (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 115 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
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Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, sexual ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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46%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Sang-Joon is a professor in the film department at a provincial university. He goes to Seoul to meet his senior, Young-Ho, who works as a film critic. Sang-Joon stays in a northern village in Seoul for 3 days.
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seoul, korea, asia
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: couple relations, relationship vs career, lifestyle, ambition, life turned upside down, couples, family problems, unfulfilled love, love and romance, crumbling marriage, restaurant, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Istanbul (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Netherlands, Ireland, Turkey
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Housewife Katalin Munk (Johanna ter Steege) has her world torn apart when her lecturer husband János (Andor Lukáts) arrives home to tell her that he’s leaving her for a younger student of his. Katalin falls into a state of shock and wanders ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: life turned upside down, love affair, self discovery, romance, breakup, family problems, family relations, couples, love and romance, fall in love, parents and children, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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44%
The Dancer and the Thief (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Present day. Chile. Legendary bank robber Vergara Grey is getting out of prison after 5 long years and is looking forward to a quiet, uneventful life together with his wife and son whom oddly he hasn't heard from in years. But soon his resolve ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, gloomy
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Guilty Hearts (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Over the course of this drama's six separate stories, a variety of couples struggle with the infidelity, dishonesty and heartbreak that plagues their varied pasts. In overcoming their challenges, these diverse individuals embrace a brighter ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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44%