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The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005)
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The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005)
Original name: Moartea domnului Lăzărescu
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Romania
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Mr. Lazarescu (Ion Fiscuteanu) is a retired Romanian engineer, spending his time in the company of his cats and booze. When he starts feeling unusually ill, he first seeks painkillers from his neighbors. It soon becomes apparent that Lazarescu is indeed sick, and an ambulance arrives with a nurse (Luminita Gheorghiu) who has a few ideas about what could be the problem. However, a major traffic accident and poor organization leaves little room in Romanian hospitals for the fading Lazarescu.
Style: bleak, realistic, sincere, serious, psychological, captivating, contemplative, meditative, sad, gloomy ...
Plot: hospital, doctors and patients, nurse, ambulance, surgery, paralysis, paramedic, fighting illness, terminal illness, public health, health situation, life is a bitch, alcohol abuse, drinking problem, melancholy, friendship, neighbor, injury, father daughter relationship, elderly, alcohol, undressing, character study, storytelling, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: romania, europe, bucharest, canada, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, emotional and melancholic films with plots about death, life is a bitch, life philosophy, hospital, runaway, storytelling and loneliness mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Death of Mr. Lazarescu: 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007), Wit (2001), Shrink (2009), The Good Heart (2009), Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, Belgium
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: bleak, disturbing, rough, serious, emotional ...
Plot: sexual abuse, abortion, unwanted pregnancy, rape, communism, friendship, female friendship, realism, doctor, young woman, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1987
Place: romania, europe, california
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 8.0
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Wit (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Shrink (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: suicide, therapist, haunted by the past, psychiatrist, widower, hollywood, power relations, doctors and patients, introspection, artists and showbiz, drugs/alcohol, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Good Heart (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Iceland, Denmark, USA, France, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
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Place: boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Aurora (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, France, Switzerland, Germany
Duration: 181 min.
Story: An apartment kitchen: a man and a woman discuss Little Red Riding Hood, their voices hushed, mindful of waking the little girl sleeping next room. Waste land on the city outskirts: behind a line of abandoned trailers, the man silently watches what ...
Style: psychological, bleak, contemplative, tense, serious ...
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Country: Spain, France, Italy
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Love Liza (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France, Germany, USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Pete loses his consciousness while playing in a pop band. The diagnosis is harsh and the doctor cannot say for sure whether Pete will celebrate his 18th birthday. One night, encouraged by the vodka on Jusa's 18th birthday, Pete confesses his ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.1
 37K
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Duration: 113 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.5
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 128 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.1
 16K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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20%
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 96K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Style: contemplative, touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
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Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Style: touching, psychological, emotional, sincere, contemplative ...
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20%
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Style: psychological, captivating, serious, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: prostitute, hopes, introspection, doctors and patients, human nature, estrangement, lifestyle, life is a bitch, female nudity, therapy session, psychoanalyst, power relations ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.3
 117K
Funny People (2009)
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Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.0
 5K
The Doctor (1991)
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Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 3K
Article 99 (1992)
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Summer Holiday (2008)
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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