Movies like Fire Festival

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Fire Festival (1985)
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Fire Festival (1985)
Original name: 火まつり
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Tatsuo, a reverent lumberjack, seeks to disrupt plans to build a marine park on his family land, instead promoting his traditions in reactionary ways.
Plot: village, nature, male nudity, lumberjack, wilderness
Place: japan

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and thought provoking films with plots about village, countryside, male nudity, family relations, nature, female nudity and village life mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Fire Festival: Suzaku (1997), Sleepless Knights (2012), Dog Nail Clipper (2004), Spring (1968), Good Favour (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Suzaku (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Depicts the life of a family in a remote Japanese timber village. Family head Tahara Kozo lives with his mother Sachiko, wife Yasuyo, nephew Eisuke and young daughter Michiru. Economic recession and failed development plans cause tragedy in the ...
Plot: family relations, village, slice of life, female director, husband wife relationship, abandoned by mother, depression, uncle nephew relationship, teenage girl, flash forward, father daughter relationship, 11 year old ...
Time: 70s
Place: japan
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Sleepless Knights (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 82 min.
Story: As every year Carlos (Raul Godoy) is spending the summer in the country with his family in order to help out with things. Perhaps he won't even be returning to Madrid, as economic prospects are hardly rosy there. In addition, his father's ...
Plot: village, family relations, police officer, family, male nudity, gay, gay relationship
Place: spain
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Dog Nail Clipper (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bright young soldier Mertsi suffers a permanent brain injury in the Second World War. In the late 1940s he wanders around the Finnish countryside looking for simple work and relying on other people's help. A workmate, Ville, tells him about his ...
Style: melancholic, thought provoking, sincere, touching
Plot: human animal relationship, dog, nature, post war, lumberjack, war injury, wilderness, life is a bitch, life philosophy, post traumatic stress disorder, war buddy, handicapped ...
Time: 1940s
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Spring (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Savely and Lelya are leading a quiet peaceful life in a forest reserve, in a small village with a mineral spring, where Savely brought his seriously ill wife. The seemingly routine life can not hide deep and tender love that came a bit too late...
Plot: spring, village, sickness, death of husband, wife, husband, son, illness
Place: soviet union
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Good Favour (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A teenage stranger is welcomed into a household in a devout Catholic village and gradually reveals his motives and what seem to be magical powers.
Plot: mysterious stranger, catholic, female director, village, teenager, faith, male nudity, superstition, christianity, folklore, religion
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Milka - A Film About Taboos (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Based on a novel by the late Finnish writer Timo Mukka, this simple story focuses on what happens when Milka (Irma Huntus), a girl barely out of childhood, gets pregnant by Ojanen (Matti Turunen) a rustic fieldhand. Her own mother had been hoping to ...
Plot: coming of age, male nudity, carpenter, child abuse, youth, motherhood, mother daughter relationship, pregnancy, village, nature, female nudity, lapland ...
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Hanezu (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Based on a Japanese novel written by Masako Bando, the story revolves around Kayoko who lives with one man (Tetsuya) but is in love with another (Takumi).
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: social differences, village life, society, social relations, village, human nature, love, male female relationship, mountain, pregnancy, pregnant woman, sculptor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, ancient history
Place: japan, asia
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66%
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First Taste (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 64 min.
Story: The title "Binyag" translates to 'loss of innocence,' and this little-known film from the Philippenes shows, very effectively, the process in which one young person loses his own innocence. A boy living a quiet, picturesque life ...
Plot: beach, skinny dipping, homosexual, gay, male nudity, sex, village, countryside, gay interest, oral sex
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
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65%
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The Axiliad (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A young, idealistic poet, turns his back on civilization and goes to small, backwood village, rents a bed in the house of an old woman, and decides to make his living as a lumberjack. Soon he realizes that the world around him is far from perfect.
Plot: lumberjack, colleague, train, love, village, old lady, library, alcohol, bed, young woman, winter, dream ...
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52%
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Nanayo (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, Thailand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman leaves her job and lover in Japan to start a new life in Thailand.
Plot: nature, buddhist monk, female director, thai, tank top
Place: thailand
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50%
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K (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A mongolian interpretation of Kafka's "The Castle".
Plot: book, castle, village
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The Earth Is a Sinful Song (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An earthy, naturalistically erotic and blood-soaked tale of young Martta's ill-fated affair with Oula, a womanizing reindeer herdsman in the Finnish Lapland of the late 1940s. When the 19-year-old girl turns up pregnant, her alcoholic father is ...
Plot: lapland, exploring sexuality, reindeer, male nudity, female sexuality, teenage boy, village, labia, coming of age, nature, suicide, sexuality ...
Time: 1940s
Place: finland
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50%
A Love Story, Lindenfeld (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Klaus Bernath, a wealthy German citizen, decides, after many years, to visit his birthplace, of the Banat Swabian village Lindenfeld, in Romania. Since the village has been deserted for many decades, his son and his biographer decide to reconstruct ...
Plot: migration, village
Place: germany, romania, transylvania
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Homeland (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Jiro Sawada was a sophomore in high school he was framed for something he did not do. Afterwards, he left his hometown in a small village in Fukushima Prefecture. After the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, Jiro Sawada goes back to his ...
Style: touching, serious, atmospheric, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: family problems, family relations, dishonesty, youth, village, frame up, high school life, village life, tsunami
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
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The Death of a Lumberjack (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: This meditative French-Canadian film tells the story of a young woman's search for the father she has never known. Marie Chapelaine (Carole Laure) grew up in a remote area of Quebec without ever knowing her father, a lumberjack. She moves to ...
Plot: lumberjack, stripper, killings, female nudity, pubic hair, breasts, cmnf
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46%
The Black Frost (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three farmers work on a farm in Entre Ríos, a sparsely populated lowland region of Argentina traversed by rivers. Their crops are affected by ‘black frost’ which threatens to destroy their harvest. One day, a young woman appears at their door; ...
Plot: dog, countryside, village, dancing, pig, chicken
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46%
Yumechiyo's Diary (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Yumechiyo, a geisha house madam recently diagnosed with a terminal illness, yearns to do something constructive with the little time she has left. Through her responsibility lies in taking care of her girls, she finds purpose in providing a man ...
Plot: father son relationship, love, train, river, geisha, son murders father, witness, accidental death, murder, bridge, resort, hot spring ...
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Nelly (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The four days following the death of a small town doctor, seen through the eyes of Nelly, his wife, a nurse.
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: village, village life, sexual relations, love and romance, couples, social relations, death, family relations
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
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Amazon Forever (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Brazil
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Nicholas is a young cinematographer, shooting a documentary about the ancient tribal ritual in an Indian village near the Amazon, where he fell in love with the daughter of a chief, at the same time more and more like the side of the original ...
Plot: male objectification, lumberjack, actor, filmmaker, wrestling, native american, logging, male nudity, amazon rainforest, deforestation, loincloth, environmental issue ...
Place: brazil
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42%
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The Penitent (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Tension between a jealous husband, his wife who's attracted to his friend and the friend is rising as their small, deeply catholic, Mexican village is deciding who will be Christ during the possibly dangerous reenactment of the Crucifixion.
Plot: crucifix, easter, village
Place: mexico
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The Ballad of Narayama (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In a small village in a valley everyone who reaches the age of 70 must leave the village and go to a certain mountain top to die. If anyone should refuse he/she would disgrace their family. Old Orin is 69. This winter it is her turn to go to the ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, realistic, serious, meditative ...
Plot: village, mountain, elderly, golden years, life is a bitch, society, family relations, left to die, human nature, family life, down on your luck, village life ...
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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38%
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Fish Hawk (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A hardened and embittered man turns his life around with the help of a farm boy in this uplifting family tale. Down on his luck and dependent on booze, Native American Fish Hawk (Will Sampson) changes his fate when he accepts a job hunting down a ...
Plot: native american, wilderness, dog, nature, redemption, friendship, sadness, bear, bar, dignity, farm, alcohol abuse
Time: turn of the century
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37%
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Silip (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Small-town waitress Tess (Diana Zubiri) is swept off her feet by dashing salesman Rico (Polo Ravales), who marries her and takes her to live on his isolated farm. When Rico goes on a sales trip and leaves her all alone, Tess fights off loneliness by ...
Style: erotic
Plot: waitress, remote village, river, stranger, mass, love triangle, mental disorder, priest, cow, village, insanity, mental institution ...
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37%
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Secret (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Ksawery is a young gay man who performs as drag queen in a Warsaw nightclub. Karolina is Jewish and seems to be his agent. Jan is Ksawery's lonely grandfather, who's been hiding a dark secret which the couple wants to reveal.
Plot: wedding party, poem, relative, accusation, property, holocaust, countryside, country house, female impersonator, relatives, agent, jewish ...
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Little Forest: Winter/Spring (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Ichiko (Ai Hashimoto) lived in a big city, but goes back to her small hometown Komori, located on a mountain in the Tohoku region. She is self-sufficient. Ichiko gains energy living among nature and eating foods she makes from seasonal ingredients.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, sincere
Plot: japanese culture, food, japanese girl, nature, solitude, hut, abandoned by mother, farming, countryside, isolation, society, botany ...
Place: japan
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36%
The Wind Blows Round (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The aging, conservative population of a small, sleepy village in the Italian Alps are surprised to see that a former French professor has settled there with his young wife and their three children to produce goat cheese, in order to escape the ...
Plot: language, village, goat, cheese, false accusation, suicide, mountain, church, fight, family relations, snow, flashback ...
Place: italy
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36%
Paradise Lost (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 94 min.
Story: The Mayor of a small Flemish town is determined at all costs to save a unique bird sanctuary from a ruthless businessman who advocates a housing development on the site. The main story, though, centres on a childhood trauma that unites the two men ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating
Plot: social relations, village, village life, ego clash, rivalry, campaign, male nudity, female nudity, teenage sex, incest, femme fatale, coitus
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: belgium, europe
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36%
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Five Years (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: How Murat Kurnaz ended up in Guantanamo Bay is a mysterious story. 5 YEARS investigates the psychological aspect of this endless and unjustified "imprisonment" where Kurnaz had to endure never ending physical and psychological torture.
Plot: male nudity, pubic hair
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Obaba (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Spain, France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A rural drama set in Obaba, a mythical region in northern Spain, where a young filmmaker struggled to capture the feel of the area, which in turn leads to a wealth of self-discovery.
Style: semi serious
Plot: village, self discovery, village life, lizard, filmmaker, human nature, artists and showbiz, small town, countryside, social relations, filmmaking, mountain village ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe, basque country
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Pastorale (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In the mountain village comes a group of young musicians in Tbilisi. Here they are going to relax and rehearse. Sad story about the final rupture occurred, the peasants do not sing beautiful old songs, the musicians play music incomprehensible to ...
Plot: cultural difference, village, country girl, rehearsal, drinking, musician, drinking alcohol, periphery, party, alcohol, wine, job ...
Place: georgia (former ussr), caucasus, russia
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