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Short Encounters (1967)
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Short Encounters (1967)
Original name: Короткие встречи
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After leaving their native village, Nadia (Nina Ruslanova at her debut) and her friend travel to the big city. Along the way, Nadia gets a job in a tea shop and meets Maxim (Russian icon Vladimir Vysotsky), and she falls in love with him and decides to finally go to the city. There, she is hired as a maid by Valentina Ivanovna (played by the film's director), a civil servant, who also has a relationship with Maxim.
Plot: female director, love triangle, maid, geologist, speech, bureaucracy, guitar playing, homecoming, flashback, construction site, absent husband
Place: russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, humorous, semi serious and witty films with plots about female director, love triangle, family relations, love and romance, romance, husband wife relationship and love mostly in Comedy, Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Short Encounters: Autumn Marathon (1979), Winter Cherries (1985), Tel Aviv Stories (1992), Dark Eyes (1987), Break Up Club (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Autumn Marathon (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Andrey Pavlovich Buzykin, who makes a living by teaching at an institute and translating English literature, is cheating on his wife. Buzykin's main problem is that he's a kind man with a weak character. The lies he is telling his wife all ...
Style: witty, clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, translator, love triangle, romance, bittersweet, friendship, fish out of water, homecoming, couple relations, love affair, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: russia, europe
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Winter Cherries (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Olga, is a young intelligent woman who raises a young son. She ends up falling in love with a married man who does not dare to leave his family.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, melancholic, cynical
Audience: chick flick
Plot: destructive relationship, divorced woman, unlikely relationship, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, train, female friendship, relationship problems, breakup, impossible love, up and down relationship, couple relations, neighbor neighbor relationship ...
Time: 80s
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Tel Aviv Stories (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Three stories about three women: one is trying to find the right guy; one is trying to get a divorce from her runaway husband so she takes hostages; one turns Tel Aviv upside down in order to save a kitten trapped in a storm drain.
Style: anthology
Plot: female director, hostage, israeli, marital separation, bureaucracy, divorce, pursuit, policewoman, love, sexuality, sewer, kitten ...
Place: tel aviv israel, israel
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Dark Eyes (1987)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: Italy, Soviet Union
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Aboard a ship early in the 20th-century, a middle-aged Italian tells his story of love to a Russian. In a series of flashbacks filmed almost entirely in creams, whites, and ochers, the clownish and superfluous Romano Patroni leaves his wife's ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, surprise ending
Plot: family relations, unfulfilled love, fall in love, couple relations, impossible love, human nature, social differences, love affair, infidelity, love triangle, couples, lovers apart ...
Time: turn of the century
Place: italy, russia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Break Up Club (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 104 min.
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Audience: student film
Plot: female director, urban setting, asian american, asian
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Chekhov's Motifs (2002)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Ukraine, Russia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The film is based on A. P. Chekhov’s play “Tatiana Repina” and short story “Difficult People”. At his wedding, the groom is horrified to see among the church crowd his former mistress who had recently committed suicide.
Plot: morality, village, wedding, female director, family relations, church
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The Postmodern Life of My Aunt (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Ye Rutang (Siqin Gaowa), a single-living woman in her late fifties, struggles to maintain a dignified life amid the dangers of Shanghai.
Plot: female director, con men, middle aged, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, postmodernism
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Finnegan Begin Again (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
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Duration: 89 min.
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Style: queer cinema
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Do I Love You? (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 73 min.
Story: 'Do I Love You?' is a romantic philosophical comedy about life and the questions it throws at you.
Plot: family relations, female director, lesbian, lesbian interest, cycling, riding a bicycle
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Chance of a Lifetime (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 90 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: East Germany
Duration: 139 min.
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Style: banned film
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Time: 60s, 1960s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 102 min.
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Place: germany
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Duration: 109 min.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 115 min.
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