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The Suspended Step of the Stork (1991)
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The Suspended Step of the Stork (1991)
Original name: Το μετέωρο βήμα του πελαργού
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Greece, Switzerland, Italy
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Alexandre, a TV reporter, is working for a few days in a border town, where a lot of refugees from Albania, Turkey and Kurdistan are packed in. Among them, he notices an old man and thinks he is an important Greek politician who disappeared mysteriously a few years ago. Back in Athens, he asks this politician's former wife to come and identify him. A slow and dry meditation about inhumanity of borders.
Style: psychological, gloomy, serious, realistic, contemplative, philosophical
Plot: refugee, immigrants, romance, politics, couple relations, missing person, greek, journalism, starting over, refugees, society, couples, media, political unrest, state affairs, reluctant partners, stork, wedding, border, politician, love at first sight, river, minimalism, crew, immigration ...
Time: 90s
Place: albania, greece, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and gloomy films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, society, immigrants, female nudity and fall in love mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like The Suspended Step of the Stork: Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow (2004), Costas (1979), The Dust of Time (2008), What If... (2012), Shelter Me (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow (2004)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Greece, France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 170 min.
Story: This is the first film of Theo Angelopoulos' trilogy. The story starts in 1919 with some greek refugees from Odessa arriving somewhere near Thessaloniki. Among these people are two small kids, Alexis and Eleni. Eleni is an orphan and she is ...
Style: captivating, touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: refugee, village, tragic love, wartime life, refugees, on the run, orphan, politics, genocide, fall in love, political unrest, self discovery ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1940s, year 1945, year 1936 ...
Place: greece, europe
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Costas (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Drama directed by Paul Cox.
Style: emotional, gloomy, touching, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, romance, love and romance, misfit, politics, society, journalism, taxi, couples, forbidden love, love affair, political prisoner ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: australia, greece
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The Dust of Time (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Italy, Germany, Russia, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A, an American film director of Greek ancestry, is making a film that tells his story and the story of his parents. It is a tale that unfolds in Italy, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, Canada and the USA. The main character is Eleni, who is claimed and ...
Style: atmospheric, sentimental, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: love affair, society, couples, political unrest, couple relations, love triangle, parents and children, starting over, hopes, state affairs, lovers reunited, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 70s, 80s, 60s ...
Place: germany, italy, new york, asia, kazakhstan ...
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What If... (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Greece
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Athens - Greece - The age of Economic crisis Demetris is a highly independent man who lives a normal life. A confirmed bachelor at the age of 33! When a moment arrives, his choice at that point in time will change everything. His roommate is a ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: destiny, love and romance, true love, couples, couple relations, romance, fall in love, female nudity, society, political unrest, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, greek ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: greece, europe, athens greece
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Shelter Me (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Anna and Mara return from a holiday abroad, and realize that Anis, a young Moroccan immigrant, managed to hide in their car in order to cross the border to Italy. At first unsure of what to do, they then decide to take him with them.
Style: sincere, sentimental, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, couples, family relations, social differences, family life, eccentric family, society, immigrants, romance, lesbian relationship, factory, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy, france
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Greece, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sexy, sexual
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Country: France, Italy
Duration: 116 min.
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Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), novelist, infidelity, dangerous attraction, couple relations, midlife crisis, dishonesty, artists and showbiz, prostitute, sexual relations, obsession, tragic love ...
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Milan (2004)
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Country: Philippines
Duration: 131 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: fall in love, missing person, infidelity, dangerous attraction, couple relations, romance, love and romance, society, couples, female director, naivete, overseas worker
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Country: UK
Duration: 73 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, captivating
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Duration: 137 min.
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Style: psychological, contemplative, realistic, serious, sincere ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 147 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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23%
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