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Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (2009)
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Love and Other Impossible Pursuits (2009)
Original name: The Other Woman
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Emilia, a law-school graduate, falls in love with her married boss, Jack. After Emilia marries Jack, her happiness turns unexpectedly to grief following the death of her infant daughter. Devastated, Emilia nonetheless carries on, attempting to forge a connection with her stepson William and to resist the interference of Jack's jealous ex-wife.
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: couple relations, family life, romantic rivalry, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family relations, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, parents and children, death in the family, dishonesty, overcoming, hapless, stepmother, united states of america, central park manhattan new york city, woman
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city

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The Grief of Others (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Now, Forager (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Poland
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching
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Silent Heart (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The prestigious Danish filmmaker Bille August, winner of an Academy Award and two Palme d'Or in Cannes, returns with a highly personal drama. Three generations of a family gather over a weekend. The sisters Sanne and Heidi have accepted their ...
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Alpha Male (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
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Bereft (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, psychological, realistic, touching
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The Event (2003)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 110 min.
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Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
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Duration: 85 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Duration: 98 min.
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