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The Mass Is Ended (1985)
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The Mass Is Ended (1985)
Original name: La messa è finita
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Onetime campus radical Nanni Moretti renounces his past to become a priest. Returning to his home village, Moretti is appalled at the lack of religious reverence amongst the townsfolk. Unable to communicate with any of his old friends, who've all gleefully succumbed to the Deadly Sins, Moretti cannot even count on solace from his own family, a screwed-up aggregation which gives the word "dysfunctional" several new meanings.
Style: humorous, sincere, dark humor, clever, realistic, semi serious
Plot: church, village, clergy, religions or cults, village life, family problems, society, small town life, small town, idealism, culture clash, innocence lost, solace, social relations, dancing, wedding, suicide, swimming, baptism, abortion, catholic, brother sister relationship, confession, problem solving, faith ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, semi serious and touching films with plots about society, social relations, small town, village, small town life, priest and village life mostly in Comedy, Drama and Action genres. Some movies like The Mass Is Ended: Bianca (1983), The Priest's Children (2013), House of Angels (1992), Brother White (2012), Sister Mary Explains It All (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Time: 80s
Place: italy, rome italy
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The Priest's Children (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Don Fabijan is a young priest who comes to serve on an unnamed small island in the Adriatic. In order to help increase birth rate on the island, he decides to pierce condoms before they are sold. He therefore teams up with the newsagent Petar and ...
Style: realistic, suspense, humorous, semi serious, tragicomedy ...
Plot: satire, pregnancy, priest, clergy, unwanted pregnancy, village life, religions or cults, mediterranean, disorder, social relations, cons and scams, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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House of Angels (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Norway
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In a small village in Västergötland, everything is turned upside-down when the local loner dies and his cottage is inherited by his unknown relative Fanny. She rides into tow on a big black motorcycle with her androgenic boyfriend Zack, wearing ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, clever
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Time: 90s
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Brother White (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, uplifting, realistic
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Sister Mary Explains It All (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: As Sister Mary delivers a lecture on sin and its consequences, she's interrupted by several of her former students, who have little positive to say about how a Catholic education has impacted their lives.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, biting, talky ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Duration: 84 min.
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Style: offbeat, touching, psychological, humorous, talky ...
Plot: small town, social relations, friends, dealing with death, misfit, society, clergy, small town life, friendship, human nature, on the road, suicidal ...
Time: 90s
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Duration: 84 min.
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Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
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Duration: 106 min.
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