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A Short Film About Love (1988)
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A Short Film About Love (1988)
Original name: Krótki film o miłości
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 87 min.
Story: 19-year-old Tomek whiles away his lonely life by spying on his opposite neighbour Magda through binoculars. She's an artist in her mid-thirties, and appears to have everything - not least a constant stream of men at her beck and call. But when the two finally meet, they discover that they have a lot more in common than appeared at first sight...
Style: bleak, sexual, enigmatic, melancholic, touching, sexy, realistic, clever, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: unfulfilled love, voyeurism, stalking, obsession, love, passionate interest, destructive relationship, fall in love, infatuation, suicide attempt, polish, obsessive love, couples, dishonesty, desire, unfulfillment, loneliness, restaurant, orphan, virgin, voyeur, morality, postman, young man, scissors ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland

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The Double Life of Veronique (1991)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Music, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Poland, Norway
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Veronique is a beautiful young French woman who aspires to be a renowned singer; Weronika lives in Poland, has a similar career goal and looks identical to Veronique, though the two are not related. The film follows both women as they contend with ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, non-linear, emotional ...
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Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990
Place: poland, europe, france, paris france
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No End (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Taking place in a 1982 Poland a translator loses her husband and becomes a victim of her own sorrow. She looks to sex, to her son, to law, and to hypnotism when she has nothing else in this time of martial law when Solidarity was banned.
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, thought provoking, gloomy ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: poland, europe, warsaw poland
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Beyond the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Made of four short tales, linked by a story filmed by Wim Wenders. Taking place in Ferrara, Portofino, Aix en Provence and Paris, each story, which always a woman as the crux of the story, invites to an inner travel, as Antonioni says "towards ...
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Plot: romance, love triangle, infidelity, unfulfilled love, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance, filmmaking, couples, couple relations, fall in love, lovers reunited ...
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Three Colors: White (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France, Poland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Polish immigrant Karol Karol finds himself out of a marriage, a job and a country when his French wife, Dominique, divorces him after six months due to his impotence. Forced to leave France after losing the business they jointly owned, Karol enlists ...
Style: witty, atmospheric, emotional, touching, clever ...
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Dreaming of Joseph Lees (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in rural England in the 1950s Eva (Samantha Morton) fantasises about her handsome, worldly cousin Joseph Lees (Rupert Graves), with whom she fell in love as a girl. However, stuck in a closed community she becomes the object of someone ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: lust, love triangle, obsession, romance, bittersweet, love and romance, couples, family relations, wedding, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, italy
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The Woman Next Door (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Madame Jouve, the narrator, tells the tragedy of Bernard and Mathilde. Bernard was living happily with his wife Arlette and his son Thomas. One day, a couple, Philippe and Mathilde Bauchard, moves into the next house. This is the accidental reunion ...
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Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york
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Reconstruction (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Duration: 111 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, romantic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
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Duration: 113 min.
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Duration: 82 min.
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