Movies like The Second Circle

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The Second Circle (1990)
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The Second Circle (1990)
Original name: Круг второй
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man tries to come to terms with his father's death and to deal with the mundane details of his burial in a society cut off from spirituality.
Plot: death, snow, loss of father, coffin
Place: russia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, serious, realistic and psychological films with plots about death, snow, coffin, family relations, male nudity, father son relationship and loneliness mostly in Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Second Circle: The Lonely Voice of Man (1987), Mother and Son (1997), The Wake (2017), Angels of Revolution (2014), Siembra (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Lonely Voice of Man (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The film is Sokurov's feature film debut and is based on the novel The River Potudan by Andrei Platonov. It's a story about the lives of people in the Russian countryside in the beginning of the 20th century. The film was completed in 1979 ...
Plot: civil war, archive footage, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, loneliness, man-woman relation, wife husband relationship
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Mother and Son (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, Germany
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A slow and poignant story of love and patience told via a dying mother nursed by her devoted son. The simple narrative is a thread woven among the deeply spiritual images of the countryside and cottage.
Style: psychological, emotional, atmospheric, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: countryside, family relations, family problems, human nature, parents and children, isolation, dying mother, mother son relationship, parent child relationship, death, old woman, nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: russia
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The Wake (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 51 min.
Story: Over there, in his village at the foot of the mountains, he’s dead. His face radiant and his body at peace, he lies on the bed. Then they can gather around him. Three days long they talk, drink, weep, fight and remember… And they smile, too.
Plot: bare breasts, coffin, taking a photograph, dead man, death, telephone call, bathtub, family relations, two in a bathtub
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Angels of Revolution (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 113 min.
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Siembra (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Colombia, Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man and his son move from the Pacific coast of Colombia to Cali, but have a difficult time adapting to the city. When his son is killed, the father must go through the hard process of grief while trying to find roots in a place that does not ...
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The Stone (1992)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Russia
Duration: 83 min.
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Plot: afterlife, writers, night, animal, house, life after death, male nudity, fog, animals
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Country: Soviet Union
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Country: Soviet Union
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