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Giovanna's Father (2008)
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Giovanna's Father (2008)
Original name: Il papà di Giovanna
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Bologna 1938 - Michele Casali (Silvio Orlando) is living a desperate situation: Giovanna (Alba Rohrwacher), his only child, a teenager, has killed out of jealousy his classmate and best friend. Within the middle-class environment in which the crime has ocurred, the story provokes strong emotion and disbelief. Avoiding jail, she is determined to be mentally disturbed and therefore locked up in a psychiatric hospital in Reggio Emilia where she remains until the age of 24 years (1945). During this period of almost total isolation, the only person who takes care of her is the father who moves from Bologna specifically, where he taught art in high school Galvani, to Reggio.
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, captivating, sincere, serious
Plot: mental institution, estrangement, confined, family relations, parents and children, couples, isolation, unfulfillment, father daughter relationship, murder, love, youth, couple relations, love triangle, love and romance, family life, mentally unstable, dysfunctional family, family problems, unfulfilled love, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, nun, fascism, cinema ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, psychological and touching films with plots about family relations, parents and children, family problems, unfulfillment, dysfunctional family, couples and estrangement mostly in Drama and War genres. Some movies like Giovanna's Father: Spring 1941 (2007), The Nanny (1999), The Man Who Will Come (2009), Alpha Male (2006), Prague (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Spring 1941 (2007)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Poland, Israel
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After Germany invades Poland and the Nazis order the confinement of all local Jews in the ghetto, medical doctor Artur Planck (Joseph Fiennes) manages to flee with his family, seeking refuge at the farm of Emilia (Kelly Harrison), their former ...
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Plot: love triangle, family in danger, couple relations, infidelity, love and romance, dishonesty, against humanity, couples, isolation, wartime life, confined, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, poland
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The Nanny (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Rome, early 20th century: a wealthy psychiatrist, who runs an asylum for women and lacks imagination in his practice, must find a wet nurse for his infant when his wife panics after childbirth. He brings a peasant, Annette, to Rome, forcing her to ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, psychological ...
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Time: 20th century
Place: europe, rome italy
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The Man Who Will Come (2009)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A group of Italian villagers struggle to survive during a tumultuous time in 1943, debating how much assistance to give the partisans with the impending arrival of the Germans. Based on True Events.
Style: serious, captivating, atmospheric, bleak, realistic
Plot: world war two, youth, against humanity, family relations, village life, parents and children, village, life is a bitch, german army, society, mute or deaf, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1944, 40s, year 1943
Place: italy, europe
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84%
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Alpha Male (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, contemplative, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, reunion, parents and children, dysfunctional family, death in the family, family problems, estrangement, unfulfillment, family gatherings, brother brother relationship, coming of age, family business ...
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Prague (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Christoffer and Maja's trip to Prague to bring back Chistoffer's deceased father, evolves into the story of a brake-up. With the dead father lurking in the background, secrets gradually emerge threatening to destroy their marriage.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: family relations, cold relationship, marriage, infidelity, love, dysfunctional family, family problems, estrangement, dishonesty, unfulfillment, emotionless, resentment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: prague, czech republic, denmark, europe, prague czech republic ...
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All Around Us (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, touching, psychological, gloomy ...
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Place: tokyo, japan, asia
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The Policeman's Wife (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 175 min.
Story: The story of a young couple who live in a small town with their four-year-old daughter. The husband is so caught up in his work as a policeman that he gradually becomes increasingly alienated from his wife and daughter who become ever closer to one ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: accident, couple relations, family problems, family relations, couples, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, parents and children, small town, domestic violence, mother daughter relationship, police officer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Hidden Love (2007)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 100 min.
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Style: psychological, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, touching, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, estrangement, interracial relations, haunted by the past, death in the family, family problems, society, unfulfillment, hopes, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, family reunited ...
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The Cruel Embrace (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: emotional, psychological, gloomy, touching, bleak ...
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Open Window (2006)
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Duration: 97 min.
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Style: psychological, realistic, serious, sincere
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Lost Persons Area (2009)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 109 min.
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Style: realistic, atmospheric, touching, captivating, serious ...
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Duration: 112 min.
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Duration: 105 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Genre: Drama, War
Country: South Korea
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43%
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Private (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
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