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Not Yet (1993)
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Not Yet
Original name: まあだだよ
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: This film tells the story of professor Uehida Hyakken-sama (1889-1971), in Gotemba, around the forties. He was a university professor until an air raid, when he left to become a writer and has to live in a hut. His mood has hardly changed, not by the change nor by time.
Style: emotional, serious, melancholic, reflective, meditative, touching, realistic, enigmatic, harsh, gloomy ...
Plot: samurai, teacher, death, family relations, fascism, golden years, mentor, life & death, loneliness, relationships, existentialism, life philosophy, writer's life, german, transformation, teachers and students, eccentricity, life, curses spells and rituals, parenthood, god, childhood, reunion, solitude, male nudity ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, hong kong, germany
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Japan
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The Ten Commandments
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Poland, West Germany
572 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out melancholic, reflective, enigmatic and serious films with plots about catastrophe, loneliness, dialogue, runaway, childhood, mentor and culture clash mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Not Yet: Rhapsody in August (1991), Dodes'ka-den (1970), The Ballad of Narayama (1983), Red Beard (1965), Ponette (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Rhapsody in August
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Red Beard
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