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Personal Belongings (2006)
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Personal Belongings (2006)
Original name: Efectos personales
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 leaving Cuba. These Star-crossed lovers long to be together, they are pulled apart by different dreams rooted in different countries. In his directorial debut, Alejandro Brugués offers his personal view on the insistently revisited theme in Cuban art and literature - emigration and the laceration that it implies.
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: car, couple relations, impossible love, love and romance, fall in love, starting over, hopes, love affair, society, couples, immigrants, introspection, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, romance, shower, male nudity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cuba, latin america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about love and romance, couples, unfulfillment, fall in love, society, hopes and couple relations mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Personal Belongings: Labour of Love (2014), Lost in Time (2003), The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005), Same Same But Different (2009), The Off Hours (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Labour of Love (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, serious, atmospheric, realistic
Plot: introspection, urban, society, working class, couples, love and romance, unfulfillment, romance, couple relations, unfulfilled love, solitude
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
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95%
 7.2
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Lost in Time (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 109 min.
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The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
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Same Same But Different (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Benjamin Prufer and Sreykeo Solvan. The unexpected and uncertain love story of Sreykeo, a 21 year old bar girl in Phnom Penh and Ben, a young German student traveling to Cambodia on a post graduation summer trip. When Ben ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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The Off Hours (2011)
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Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: gloomy, serious, sincere, atmospheric, realistic
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62%
In Between Days (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, South Korea, USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A Korean immigrant falls in love with her best friend while navigating her way through the challenges of living in a new country.
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
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Place: canada
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59%
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, touching
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56%
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
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A Useful Life (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Uruguay, Spain
Duration: 67 min.
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Style: sincere, serious, sentimental, uplifting, realistic
Plot: introspection, starting over, hopes, love and romance, looking for love, theater, optimism, self discovery, cinema
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54%
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Istanbul (2011)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 92 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 96 min.
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Audience: girls' night
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53%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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39%
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36%
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36%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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34%
 6.0
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33%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, gloomy, serious
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33%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
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Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Absent Season (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 85 min.
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Style: sentimental, sexual, offbeat, psychological, gloomy ...
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32%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic
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32%